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I dedicated my first tip to The Washington Post!

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Can't wait to tip my favorite porn star.

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15 points · 4 months ago

just the tip...

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Did my first to Wikipedia. Felt good because never donated all these years.

I think the idea of tipping is way cooler than having monthly recurring subscriptions. It's more active as a behaviour, and so I think will generate more interest from users. It feels a lot more participatory.

People will have fun backing their favourite debaters, writers, artists, charities.

The real-time nature of the system removes the block between intention and action. No more slow sign-up in order to boost a charity, or complete a Patreon for a YouTuber who taught you something. You just hit tip.

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Original Poster1 point · 4 months ago
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4 points · 4 months ago

Does that require the website to also be registered with brave?

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BAT Team
7 points · 4 months ago

All contributions to non-verified sites is held in an escrow for them to come claim once they prove ownership of the domain or channel. So you can contribute even before they’ve verified!

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Original Poster3 points · 4 months ago

You can tip to websites that have not registered with Brave, Wikipedia is one example and someone tipped them.

If you want to receive the money from your donors though, you must register as a verified publisher, otherwise I assume the BAT just sits in limbo.

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2 points · 4 months ago

Cool. Another question, is the latest release available for Android? On my phone I don't see the same features

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Original Poster2 points · 4 months ago

No, it's not available on Android now.

Android updates will come eventually, it is part of their milestone.

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Lmao yea, because giving your money to the richest man in the world is exactly what BAT is mean for.

Jeff Bezos owns Washington Post.

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money keeping the media independent

Aww, bless your heart

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Why give more money to Jeff Bezos?

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Original Poster2 points · 4 months ago · edited 4 months ago

Why do you think The Washington Post still has a paywall if they have the richest man in the world as their boss?

Seriously, think about it.

If Bezos can swoop in and save them whenever they are low on cash, there is no reason to retain a subscription model that will exclude a huge number of readers who can't, or don't want to, pay. The subscription fees don't earn Bezos a dime compared to the revenue from Amazon, those monies are there to keep The Post running.

The Post knows that it needs to be financially independent from its owner so they need to find ways to make money for themselves. And guess what? The internet has disrupted the advertisement industry so much that they can't get a stable revenue from advertisement anymore, along with every other news media out there today.

Did I mention Bezos is paying The Post employees with the same pay ethos as Amazon?

So what ends up happening is that they are surviving on the goodwill of their subscribers and praying that they don't stop supporting news media — just like New York Times and New Yorker. And they are just the lucky ones, many smaller medias have died out years ago

So why not support them with BAT? It's literally what it is made for.

But no, it's not okay to support journalism in a democratic society if it is owned by a businessman even as local news are dying out left and right and the President of the United States is relentlessly delegitimising the Fourth Estate that is holding him accountable.

We sit on our butt and expect ground breaking news to arrive on our phone every morning FOR FREE and then complain about the "ridiculousness" of paying for news because apparently they should just fall out of the sky.

Someone put in the time and effort to dig up stories and publish them on The Washington Post, those people need to get paid so they can have three meals a day, a roof over their head and send their kids to school. And if there is no money there to support them, these journalists are going to quit.

Also FYI, among these journalists are people like Bob Woodward who exposed the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation, and also those who exposed Roy Moore as a pedophile that assaulted a woman when she was 14, which eventually led to him losing a Senate race last year.

A dime of small donation for news media is a dime to keep them independent.

It's not rocket science.

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As if bezos isn’t rich enough, jk it’s a good move to get their attention and if u like them (:

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First tip was to fake news, awesome.

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Hurray for giving crypto to one of the worst propaganda outlets in the world!

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Exactly. Retarded people support retarded things.

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I've been tipping coinbase so they can add it lol

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Wapo, can anybody produce more fake news then them?

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