A “Brave” New World

Micropayments on their own, like raindrops falling into a river, seem pretty insignificant. A half a penny here. An eighth of an ether there. Yet slowly and consistently, they accumulate over time. And they can catch you by surprise.

A couple of years back, the Internet Archive signed up to be a Brave ‘creator’. Brave, the web browser that prides itself not only on its speed but also its commitment to privacy and security, launched a program where anyone with a website can get paid by its users. So if you install Brave and spend time on archive.org, you can express thanks in the form of a tiny tip, right there in your browser.

Two years ago, this seemed like a fun experiment. A way for the Internet Archive to support a like-minded tech organization, and at the very least, try out something new. This experiment, turns out, has amounted to something far more significant. And worth sharing.

Last week, we hooked up our cryptocurrency wallet to our Brave creator account. Those tiny micropayments that Brave users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than 9k Brave Attention Tokens (BAT) – the equivalent of $2500 USD!

This was an unexpected windfall. It was also proof that the current web, the one that’s driven by ads that know our every move, doesn’t have to be the web of the future. There could be a better way that’s secure, private and supported by its citizenry. To all of our Brave browser tippers, we thank you. Every little bit makes a big difference.

If you use Brave and would like to tip the sites you love, learn how here.

If you publish content on the internet, here’s how to become a Brave creator.

Thank you, Brave, for your push into micropayments to find alternatives to advertisements. And thank you for including Internet Archive early in your program in such a way that we have earned $2,500.


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22 Responses to A “Brave” New World

  1. New1Music says:

    Good

  2. Indeed, its a brave new world.. Just a quick question here Katie, Is there any requirement for normal bloggers to participate?

  3. آهنگ says:

    thanks for sharing content

  4. Enmodo says:

    You’re welcome – I had not tipped you before but I did just now so have another 10 BAT on me and many, many more thanks for the all the hard work creating and maintaining the archive over the year!

  5. Geeky Anjali says:

    Nice article as Archieve.Org shares always. Thank you for the blog.

  6. آهنگ says:

    thanks for sharing content

  7. Aycup ® says:

    Archieve.Org her zaman paylaşımını güzel yazı. Blog için teşekkürler.

  8. Ryan Scott Sutherland says:

    Thank God and all of us.

  9. Gport says:

    thanks for sharing

  10. Abel Agent says:

    Nice

  11. Hanniffy says:

    WAKE UP!
    The threat of censorship is looming..
    The only way Archive.org will survive is to be a private website, only accessed my subscription or micropayments.

    You clearly have no idea what’s going on and what needs to be done for archive.org to survive the global elite and the machinations to censor the internet.
    Archived content will be their no.1 target ! It already is.

  12. آهنگ says:

    thanks for sharing

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  14. ankara seo says:

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  15. Waffa Margus Meigo says:

    Yes You are brave indeed

    This is how brawe:
    https://twitter.com/Waffa/status/1118648471127515136

  16. technical analysis course says:

    Hi, This is so true Micropayments is upcoming trend around the world.

  17. TYRA RAHMA says:

    This experiment, turns out, has amounted to something far more significant. And worth sharing.

  18. Southern Academy says:

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  20. Imam Ali says:

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  21. آهنگ says:

    The only way Archive.org will survive is to be a private website, only accessed my subscription or micropayments.

  22. Jessi says:

    And nw i’m Brave 🙂
    lol
    Thnaks for sharing

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