Web Browser Brave To Include Cryptocurrency-Based Twitter And Reddit Tipping
CNET confirms that Brave, the privacy-centric web browser launched by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich and funded by an initial coin offering (ICO), plans to add Reddit and Twitter tipping to its native cryptocurrency payments system.
Upon allowing the payment system through the browser’s setting page, users will have the chance to connect their social media accounts to their in-browser Basic Attention Token (BAT) wallets and both tip and accepts tips from other users.
“The model will be tipping — a user likes a tweet and can give the BAT to the tweeter, and optionally tweet back that he tipped,” the company said, adding that the feature would go live later in the year.
In June, Brave started testing a feature that enables users to earn cryptocurrency by opting-in-to-device based ads that do not monitor or reveal user data. In the future, Brave hopes to allow users to earn 70 percent of the gross advertising revenue raised through this system. Publishers will also have a portion of that revenue, whilst Brave will take a small cut.
The company reported that as of July, its browser has 3 million monthly active users across all devices and noted that hopes to cross the 5 million mark by the end of 2018.
As a matter of fact, Brave is not the only web browser that is planning to include cryptocurrency into its core services.
Opera in July announced that it would include a native ethereum wallet to the Android version of its web browser and announced recently this week that users will be able to connect their mobile ethereum wallets to their desktop browsers.