How to Use the Brave Browser to Earn Cryptocurrency – MUO – MakeUseOf

You already use a browser, so why not earn cryptocurrency from it too? Here’s how to do so with the Brave browser.
As a Brave browser user, you can earn revenue in the form of BAT (Basic Attention Token) by simply opting to view ads. BAT is Brave’s own cryptocurrency, and a user can earn it when they opt to view anonymous and privacy-preserving ads.
This service is totally optional, and the ads are presented to the users in the form of push notifications instead of on-page display. BAT earned this way are stores in a wallet built into the browser, and can be traded for other cryptocurrencies or fiat currency.
Brave is based on Chromium, like many other browsers. It supports similar extensions and is easy to download on Windows and Mac. Users can also download Brave on their Android device for fast browsing.
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Some benefits of using the Brave browser include:
There are four ways you can earn rewards while using the Brave browser, all of which you probably do anyway!
After downloading the Brave browser, turn on Brave Ads. You can start earning BAT for watching ads and surfing the web.
Open the Brave browser on your computer and click on BAT Triangle Logo in the top-right corner of the screen.
Turn on Brave Rewards and Ads. Now click on Rewards Settings. Under Ads, click on the settings button right next to the toggle switch.
Choose the maximum number of ads per hour (you can choose between one and five ads per hour). You will receive push notification ads according to your ad settings.
Presently, a single BAT is approximately US$0.70, and around 1.5 billion BATs are in circulation worldwide.
Note: You can opt to click on the pop-up that opens a new tab displaying the ad content. Even seeing a notification for an ad helps you earn BAT.
New users can earn $5 worth of BAT by just installing and using the browser for 30 days. In addition, you may also get random grants worth 25-40 BATs every month. This is by far the easiest way to earn some crypto on the browser.
You can join Brave Rewards Program for creators if you are a podcaster, band, blogger, YouTuber. This program enables users to send BAT tips directly to any site. Your followers can automatically make a donation and set a monthly schedule to support your website or channel. This is an excellent method to focus on your best and getting paid for your work as well.
To start earning, first, you have to add your site to Brave Rewards. You can add a channel by heading to Brave Creator.
Once registered, users can add their website or channel by clicking the + button to add a channel. Once the site is verified, you can start receiving BAT donations from other Brave users.
When a new user signs up for Brave Creator, they are also provided with a referral link. Using this link to invite friends to download Brave, you can earn $1 to $7.5 worth of BAT. This amount depends on your country, but is eligible for each reference you provide.
To get a Brave referral link, download Brave and become a creator. As a verified content creator, you will receive a referral link inside the Creator dashboard.
You just have to copy the link and start sharing it with your followers. Shortly, you will receive BAT rewards directly in your Uphold wallet. You can withdraw them or even convert them to Bitcoin.
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If you want to withdraw BAT, you will have to sign up for Uphold. From here, you can exchange BAT for Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. You can even convert to local currencies like USD or EUR to deposit them in your bank account.
You’ll need to create an account on Uphold, and verify your identity with a suitable photo ID. If you’d like to cash your BAT, you have to add your bank account details. To withdraw BAT from Brave wallet, go to Rewards Settings. Click on Withdraw Funds and you will be directed to your Uphold account. You can use this account to transfer, withdraw, or exchange BAT into any other cryptocurrency you desire
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Making some extra money online is easy thanks to a crypto-funded web browser. The Brave browser also offers benefits apart from earning cryptocurrency for the time you have spent.
Krishnapriya, or KP, is a tech enthusiast who loves looking for ways to make life easy with technology and gadgets. She drinks coffee, explores new ways to use her electronic devices, and reads comic books.
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