Quick guide: Adding the BAT tipping function to your site

BAT stands for Basic Attention Token. It powers a blockchain-based digital advertising platform designed to fairly reward users. -Coinmarketcap

To read its whitepaper or download the Brave browsers, you can go to BAT's official website. The token price has jumped lately prolly due to some FOMO buying from news.

[This guide first appeared in one of my previous posts: Blog rebranding]

BAT token tipping


Content creators can earn cryptocurrency BAT when readers, who find the content useful, drop tips via the BAT tipping function in the Brave browser app. 

I have switched to using the Brave browser for a while now since it's UI is 99% similar to Chrome, which I was previously using. 


Brave is well-known for its ad-blocking function (no pop-ups, no more annoying guru commercials on Youtube. Yes!) and you can earn yourself some BAT crypto token reward whenever you choose to click ads. The BAT can be withdrawn to your crypto wallet and then be exchanged for cash. So it's like killing two birds with one stone. Seedly has written a review on the browser if you are interested to read more.


For a DNS-idiot like me, it took me quite a while to figure out how to activate the BAT tipping on my blog. I gave up on the "well_known folder" method and found the "advanced DNS" method easier to execute. Now let me share with you how to go about with it. Firstly, you will need to own a registered domain (you can't use this function if you are still using blogspot's domain).


How to link your website to Brave (via DNS record)


1) Sign up for an account at https://publishers.basicattentiontoken.org/

2) Click on Add Channel

3) Type in your website address (note: you cannot do this for free subdomains of Blogger or Wordpress)

4) Complete verification by doing the following:

-Copy the entire text from the box under "Value (or TXT Value / Data)" on the guide page
-Go to the Advanced DNS setting at your domain provider's page
-Select Type "TXT" from the drop down, enter "@" in the Host (this points to your main domain)
-Paste the unique Brave token copied into the txt-value field.
-Save the settings.
-Go back to your Brave guide page and click "Verify DNS Record" button at the bottom.

If there's no error message, that means it is successful or you could wait for an hour or so before clicking verify again. If still unsuccessful, double check the above steps again.


When your users click the red BAT icon at the address bar, it will now show that your site is a "Brave Verified Creator".



Send BAT Tip


Verified BAT Site


And you can choose the amount of BAT you want to tip, provided you have enough BAT in your wallet. 

This also can be done for your other social media accounts like Twitter or Reddit.

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