Support the sites you like.

BATify allows publishers to stay in business even though you may have blocked their advertisements with an adblocker. All of this works while keeping your browsing history private. Your funds are transferred to the site owner through an anonymous ledger system, which makes it impossible for you ever to be identified based on the sites you visit and support.

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  • What is BATify?
    BATify is a browser extension which enables a BAT-based publisher contribution system that anonymously and automatically supports your favorite websites. It could be used as a replacement for Flattr or Patreon.
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  • How does BATify work?
    • BATify collects information about how long you visit which websites. This information is collected locally in your browser.
    • You define a monthly BAT budget which you want to contribute to the websites you visited. The budget is funded by transferring BTC, LTC, ETH or BAT to your wallet addresses.
    • Once per month a voting takes place based on the collected information. The names of the websites which won the voting are then transferred anonymously to the Brave ledger server. The budget you defined in BATify is split between these winners.
    • The winners can claim the BAT.
    Under the bottomline: BATify offers an anonymous and automatic publisher contribution system.
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  • Where can I get BATify?
    BATify is currently available for Chrome and Firefox. The Chrome version is also successfully tested in Vivaldi and Yandex.
  • What does "BAT" stand for?
    "BAT" stands for Basic Attention Token. It is a utility token created on the Ethereum blockchain that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users in a blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform.
  • How is BATify connected to Brave?
    BATify has been reviewed by the Brave team, but there is no direct connection between BATify and Brave. BATify uses the "BAT mercury service" provided by Brave to create BAT wallets and execute contributions.
  • How do I fund my BAT wallet?
    No registration is required to fund your wallet via cryptocurrencies; users can add funds with BTC, LTC, ETH or BAT by making a transfer to the corresponding wallet address. Note that non-BAT funds sent to the BAT wallet will automatically be converted to BAT, and the balance will be held in BAT by your wallet.
  • Can I refund money that I've placed into my BAT wallet?
    Not yet. The BAT wallet is currently unidirectional, and its sole purpose is to anonymously and securely contribute to publishers of websites of your choosing. In the future, the BAT wallet will give users the option of going through a "Know Your Customer" (KYC) process in order to gain full control over their BAT wallet, including the ability to transfer BAT out of the wallet.
  • How does BATify distribute my contribution among publishers?
    Your monthly contribution is created using a computer algorithm which takes into account things like number of visits each site, the time spend on each page, etc. It does this securely and anonymously. As your monthly contribution time approaches, you'll receive a browser alert allowing you to review and adjust contributions before they are processed. You can also decide which sites get what percentage of your donation via the "pinning" option, whether you visit them or not.
  • What if a site appears in my list that I prefer not to pay?
    BATify displays a list of websites you visited. Every website in this list has a switch that allows you to exclude them from receiving contributions from you.
  • What if I want to stop contributing or change my contribution amount?
    You can turn the BATify payments system on or off at any time using the switch found at the top of the BATify page. You can also change the contribution amount at any time via the monthly budget menu, found on the same page.
  • Will I be notified when the contributions actually happen?
    You will be notified that your contribution was processed 30 days after you created your BAT wallet, and then every 30 days thereafter. You will also receive an alert if the funds in your BAT wallet are below your selected monthly contribution, inviting you to add additional funds.
  • Are my contributions really anonymous?
    All BATify payments analysis is done without disclosing your identity. The analysis is carried out over the network via the open source ANONIZE protocol and on-device via statistical voting, so that neither Brave, nor any other entity, can correlate browsing page views with contributions.
  • What happens if I have money in my BAT wallet and my computer crashes or is stolen or lost?
    Your BAT wallet comes with a recovery passphrase, accessible on the BATify page. Click on the "Advanced Settings" gear icon, then choose "Backup your wallet". You can copy and/or file your anonymized recovery passphrase. It is important to note that it is your sole responsibility to store this passphrase in a safe and secure place (or perhaps multiple places) for safekeeping, since neither BATify, Uphold, nor anyone else is able to recover the funds in your BAT wallet if you lose this passphrase.
  • How are publishers/websites notified of my contributions?
    Every 30 days your contribution is transferred from your BAT wallet to a BAT escrow wallet, managed privately and securely by Brave for distribution to the publishers you've chosen. When the contributions from all contributors for any of these publishers are equal to about $100.00 USD in BAT, emails are sent to the webmaster of the site and the sites registered domain owner, prompting them to begin the process of becoming a verified Brave publisher to receive contributions. Upon completion of the verification process, the publisher will be able to receive contributions from everyone using the Brave Payments system.
  • What is a "verified" publisher?
    Before a publisher is able to receive contributions, they need to demonstrate that they control their domain (e.g. "example.com"). Brave uses a challenge-response protocol for this purpose. If the exchange is successful, it is proven, that the automated systems are communicating with the publisher who controls the domain.