Last week, we hooked up our cryptocurrency wallet to our Brave creator account. Those tiny micropayments that Brave users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than 9k Brave Attention Tokens (BAT) – the equivalent of $2500 USD!
This was an unexpected windfall. It was also proof that the current web, the one that’s driven by ads that know our every move, doesn’t have to be the web of the future. There could be a better way that’s secure, private and supported by its citizenry. To all of our Brave browser tippers, we thank you. Every little bit makes a big difference.
Fantastic news. I want to revisit a common misconception, and that is that these sites are abandoning their traditional revenue models in lieu of these BAT donations; they are not. These sites have nothing to lose by signing up as a Brave creator, but rather only add another revenue stream. Archive just received $2,500 that they otherwise wouldn’t have received.