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#1 2018-12-30 01:56

Jaerrib
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From: Pennsylvania, USA
Registered: 2018-11-18
Posts: 112

Alternative funding

Has anyone on the Q4OS team considered alternative funding from Brave Rewards using BAT (Basic Attention Token)? I recognize that the default kernel in Q4OS doesn't support sandboxing in the way that the Brave browser needs. However, it's still possible to use it without that feature, and others can still donate to the project when using Brave on other operating systems.

https://brave.com/publishers/
https://basicattentiontoken.org/

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#2 2019-01-03 11:36

q4osteam
Q4OS Team
Registered: 2015-12-06
Posts: 2,329
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Re: Alternative funding

Interesting, do you have some experience with that ? We wouldn't want to mess up Q4OS with some advertising content, however that looks quite clean. Anyway we will check it out, thanks.

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#3 2019-01-04 03:01

Jaerrib
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From: Pennsylvania, USA
Registered: 2018-11-18
Posts: 112

Re: Alternative funding

q4osteam wrote:

Interesting, do you have some experience with that ? We wouldn't want to mess up Q4OS with some advertising content, however that looks quite clean. Anyway we will check it out, thanks.

There would be no change in the presentation of the Q4OS site itself nor would I suggest changing anything with the existing page layout. It's already possible for visitors to "tip" your site using BAT. Contributions may also be distributed automatically on a monthly basis. This can be a a recurring "tip" or simply a percentage determined by the amount of time a user spends on a particular site.. The difference in setting up a publisher account is the ability to claim the tips or contributions that are made towards the site or project.

Eventually, Brave will allow users to choose to view ads to earn additional BAT. I'm not sure how this is going to be implemented yet though.

Some additional insights can be found on the following blog posts:
https://basicattentiontoken.org/new-bat … -creators/
https://basicattentiontoken.org/rewards-update/

Opinions on Brave and BAT are wide ranging. Personally, I like that a lot of privacy tools are built into Brave (including ad blocking by default.) With Firefox, I run uBlock Origin, Privacy Badger, and HTTPS Everywhere to get the same functionality. On the other hand, Brave is built on Chromium, which I feel adds to the already huge market share that Chromium-based browsers have. I try to use Firefox more to balance that out. I think it would be great if BAT could be used outside of Brave in the future.

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