Brave announced a partnership with TAP Network which will allow its users to redeem their Basic Attention Tokens for “for real-world rewards” offered by 250,000 brands that are a part of the network including Uber, Starbucks, Xbox, Playstation, Hulu, HBO, Amazon, Apple, Target, Netflix, and Walmart.
Brave users can now redeem BAT earned from viewing opt-in, privacy-preserving Brave Ads for real-world rewards from top brands in the @TAPCOIN Network. (Available today in our Nightly version, and soon in our general release). https://t.co/6IoZQBFupi — Brave Software (@brave) March 10, 2020
Brave’s head of communications Catherine Corre said:
“The network of providers is stronger in the US for this launch, so it is about availability. There are no legal restrictions, but if a user is not in the U.S., they will have less options for the gift cards.”
Brave is a privacy-preserving browser that rewards its users with BAT for the adds they choose to watch. Brave browser was recently praised in a privacy study over its rivals mainstream rivals Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.
Also, Charles Hoskinson has opined that in five years it could overtake Chrome.
On March 5, Brave introduced protection from “fingerprinting”. Browser fingerprinting is how advertisers track users online by “building a large collection of things that are a little bit unique about your browser and environment.”
While most browsers are combating this technique by trying to “make different browsers look as similar as possible,” Brave’s approach is different.
According to the company, introducing randomization makes “every browser look completely unique, both between websites and between browsing sessions.”
Now anyone can earn BAT rewards by using a privacy-protecting Brave browser and later redeem it for the multitude of reward options available through the TAP Network.