Brave Rewards FAQ
This Frequently Asked Questions is reffering to The Official Statement of Brave Rewards FAQ
What is “Brave Rewards”?
Brave Rewards is a program that lets you earn tokens that you can use to redeem rewards or anonymously support the sites you visit. Brave Rewards is composed of a few different features: Brave Ads, Auto-Contribute and Tipping.
Brave Ads allows you to earn Basic Attention Tokens (or “BAT”) for seeing privately-matched ads that you can control. Auto-Contribute allows you to automatically support websites and online creators with BAT, based on how much time you spend on their content. Tipping allows you to make on-demand tips to websites and content creators, such as your favorite YouTube channels, Twitter users, Twitch streamers, and more.
Do I have to participate in Rewards in order to use Brave?
You do not need to participate in Rewards in order to enjoy Brave. Rewards features such as Brave Ads are entirely opt-in and off by default.
How does Auto-Contribute calculate these percentages I’m seeing? What is “Attention”?
Attention roughly corresponds to the proportion of time spent on a site per month.
With Auto-Contribute, your browser tallies the attention you spend on the sites you visit and divides up a monthly BAT contribution among sites based on your attention. Nobody will know which sites you visit or support — including us here at Brave Software.
For example, if you spend 5% of your time on brave.com in a given month, then the browser will assign roughly 5% of your attention to brave.com in your Auto-Contribute table. When it is time to make your monthly Auto-Contribute contribution, Brave Rewards will divide your monthly budget according to these percentages.
If your monthly budget is set to 100 BAT and brave.com received 5% of your attention, then brave.com will receive a 5 BAT contribution for that month.
What’s the difference between tipping and the auto-contribute table?
Sites listed in your Auto-Contribute table will receive scheduled, monthly contributions based entirely on the Attention the sites received for the month.
Tipping sites can be done at any time and does not require it be added to your Auto-Contribute table. You can make one time tips to sites or channels or set up a recurring tip that will be sent to the site every month.
Do I have to use one or the other? Can I use both?
Users decide what works for them. You may use one, both, or neither of these features in Brave. You may still Tip sites and content creators after disabling Auto-Contribute.
Tipping must be set up manually by nature, so users who don’t wish to tip don’t need to interact with this functionality.
What exactly is a “verified” site?
A verified website/channel is one that has registered with the Brave Rewards program for Creators, allowing it to receive BAT contributions from Brave users.
Note: A site’s verification status does not represent a business partnership or endorsement by Brave Software.
How can I tell if a site is verified or not?
In the tipping panel, verified websites are marked with a blue checkmark, and will show text that reads “Brave Verified Publisher”. The tipping panel can be accessed by pressing the BAT logo in the URL bar.
Will Brave sell user data to advertisers?
Brave does not collect personal user data, and would never sell any data to advertisers. With Brave Ads, ads presented are based on your interests, as inferred from your local browsing behavior. No personal data or browsing history ever leaves your browser.
Does Brave Rewards work in every country?
Due to regulations, some countries are not eligible to participate in Brave Rewards. Other countries, such as Japan, use an alternative to BAT, called “Basic Attention Points” (BAP).
For example, users can still earn BAP from ads and tip creators with their BAP. Creators receive the local currency equivalent based on the amount of points users have tipped but do not receive BAT. BAP cannot be exchanged for BAT.
How do I tip websites and Content Creators in Brave Rewards?
Brave Rewards allows users to tip sites and content providers using BAT directly in the browser. Tips can be sent directly as a one-time payment or set up on a recurring schedule every month. These donations differ from your monthly Auto-Contribution budget even though they are are pulled from the same Wallet. For more the technical step giving a tip, you can use this page.
How do I use Brave Rewards, as Donation?
When you open the Brave Rewards Panel while browsing, you’ll see tipping options for the website or channel you’re currently on. Any relevant Creator info is only downloaded after you open the Brave Rewards panel for the first time. For more the technical step giving a tip, you can use this page.