Hello again everyone, I hope the week has started off well for you. It kinda has for me, as I’ve got some good news about Brave and BAT yet.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a new feature that was released by the Brave team - the sponsored images feature that lets you earn BAT by just viewing images in the Brave browser (optional, of course).
The news is that Sponsored Images is now live on mobile. You can see it right here:
This is what Sponsored Images looks like.
Earlier this morning, I just booted the Brave browser on my mobile and found this appeared out of nowhere. It got me going, so I thought I’d write about it and let you guys know that you should check it out.
You can see the advertiser's logo(with a link) at the bottom.
You see that WD logo at the bottom? You can click on that and it will take you directly to the WD website.
After clicking the ad, you are directed to the advertiser's site.
Now this is the kind of ad experience that I want. This is highly unintrusive - mainly because it’s optional and you get rewarded for it - but also because I can imagine a future where I get better ads that I would genuinely be interested in (if I turn it on, remember) and because of how the unobtrusive the experience. Not like on a social media platform. Just remember that it will be sometime before you get your BAT rewards. I’ll keep you guys posted on how much I’ve received.
For the First Time in the History of Mankind, People Are Happy to See Ads
Well actually, the first time was when Brave has launched its notification-style ads :D
But now people are even happier to see ads. I mean quite literally. This happened a few days ago apparently but I haven’t just been able to check. In the crypto space, you take your eyes off for a moment and BAM something has happened. Redditors definitely seem excited. (You’ve got to love the look too.)
I think the last comment sums the whole thing up best.
On a more serious note, this got me very excited as it is yet another example of how the Brave team is expanding basic ecosystem features. It’s not groundbreaking like the launch of the browser itself maybe, but these moderately important features add up to give users a robust experience.
There are only a handful of projects out there releasing pro-user features to the degree and frequency that the Brave and BAT are. They keep finding new ways to give users to earn for their attention, all the while protecting their privacy and data completely.
So if you want to test Sponsored Images, you can do it right now. Why don’t you guys give this a try, let me know what you think and how much you’ve earned.