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Those using the popular cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser will soon be able to use its Basic Attention Token (BAT) to tip other users on social media platform Reddit and on the video sharing platform Vimeo.
While Brave itself hasn’t yet published an official announcement on the rollout of these features, Reddit users have found that on its developer version for desktops they’ve already spotted “tip” buttons on their Vimeo and Reddit feeds.
These features are reportedly being tested on the browser’s developer version, which is much less stable than its beta or main versions, as it’s used by developers to test out new features before they’re rolled out to new users.
On a thread about the subject, a moderator on Brave’s subreddit confirmed the company was working on adding tipping options for both platforms, stating:
The features in our developer preview build make their way into our BETA and then MAIN on a 3-week development cycle, so they’ll be in MAIN soon.
Back in May, as CryptoGlobe covered, Brave was testing out a BAT tipping feature for microblogging platform Twitter, which would allow users to tip individual tweets on the network.
What User-Generated Content (UGC) platform should Brave Rewards support with tips/automatic-contributions next:— BrendanEich (@BrendanEich) June 28, 2019
The Chromium-based browser is reportedly also improving its built-in adblocking featuring by moving it from C++ to Rust, a Mozilla-hatched programming language partly created by Eich himself. This will lead to a “69x average improvement” on Brave’s ad-blocking tech, the company claims.
As CryptoGlobe covered, the Brave browser offers users privacy-centric features, and allows them to earn cryptocurrency for seeing ads while browsing. This helped its popularity grow so much that in March of this year, it surpassed 20 million downloads.
The tokens users are by default distributed to websites and content creators, according to the time they spend on their content. Users can, however, change the parameters to allocate specific amounts to specific publishers, keep their tokens, or tip them away.