Posted by William Charles on February 8, 2019
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Published on February 8th, 2019 | by William Charles

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Coinbase Offering $10 In Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Update: You might need to join the waitlist to do this deal, most people are reporting that they are receiving an e-mail after around 24 hours.

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Coinbase is offering $10 in Basic Attention Token (BAT) a type of cryptocurrency for watching four short videos (should be 11 minutes total)

Our Verdict

BAT is actually kind of cool and we have discussed it on the site before. There is a browser call Brave, this has in built ad blocker but one thing I like is that you can set up a monthly subscription to websites/youtube channels you want to support, we discuss this in more depth here and you pay these sites using BAT. For example you might set to contribute $1 monthly split between 10 sites you love and each month those sites would receive $0.1 (minus the fees from Brave).

Personally I don’t care if people use adblocker on this site or not, I think people that do use adblocker are more likely to be tech savvy and share the blog with friends/family and let’s face it sometimes ads are just annoying.  I do think this is a cool way to contribute to sites you enjoy without feeling guilty about using an adblocker. Obviously BAT can be used for other things as well, maybe you will learn about that in the videos. Also $10 is $10.

Hat tip to Owen C



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MCT
MCT

You also have to download the browser to get $10, pass.

Travis
Travis

The Brave browser is awesome. It’s faster than Chrome and it blocks ads and trackers automatically.

KWL
KWL

Brave is basically built on top of Chrome too. So it’s essentially an optimized version of the Chrome browser. Brave was also founded by some of the Mozilla founders I think. I haven’t used much BAT, but the browser itself is very fast.

Gigabyte
Gigabyte

+1. The Brave browser is great for those two reasons. I wonder if it affects cashback sites though.

Travis
Travis

It works, you just need to turn the shield off in the browser window when you are going through a cashback site.

MCT
MCT

To be fair I did download the browser on my phone and it’s nice. I assumed it was some intrusive browser that I would end up uninstalling and I was wrong. Still did not receive the $10 BAT though.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Completed, but the $10 hasn’t been deposited into my Coinbase account. So it’s not instant…hope it comes eventually.

G
G

Did you ever get it

YourMoneyIsNotYours
YourMoneyIsNotYours

Coinbase is the Paypal of cryptoworld – should have never exited. Its pure trash and a disgrace to modern humanity. But then again, any entity that remotely touches money transmission falls under this category

Anonymous166
Anonymous166

Oh, please. Coinbase has been in the crypto space for a long time and is one of the few to have never suffered a data breach. They offer in-built insurance for hot wallets, the UI is good, good security, and quick withdrawals. Unfortunately, ACH deposits take forever (usually a week).

I’ve been using them since they started and have had zero issues.

Drew R
Drew R

I’ve been using Brave for the last few months and am starting to really like it. The effectiveness of it’s ad/tracker blocking makes a very noticeable difference in browsing speed, and the fact you can use almost any chrome extension, import bookmarks from chrome, has built in Tor, and allows you to opt out of ads or opt in Flint return for BAT makes it a good browsing option for most, though it still needs to make some modifications to prevent blocking too much as sometimes videos and payment forms don’t work. This is easy fix by toggling the blocking button on the browser bar, but the team behind it is impressive and I’m hoping it picks up more users this year. Not a BAT holder, buy thinking about it depending when ad payments come out of Beta.

Tom
Tom

I use it on mobile, and it’s pretty darn nice. I don’t really care about the coin, but the Android app is literally chrome with ad blocking.

Morgan
Morgan

Great input, I use DNS66 for this purpose on Android, but this is nice that I don’t need a constant VPN connection.

Morgan
Morgan

Do you know how it compares to using an adblocker (uBlock) on Chrome?

I am noticing the ads are blocked, although the Brave does not remove the spacing elements from the ads like uBlock does (for example, on this site).

tuphat
tuphat

I am a Chrome curmudgeon, will stick with Patreon for this kind of thing.

Beefer
Beefer

Brave is based on the open source form of chrome called chromium.

Travis
Travis

DEAD? There is nothing on the landing page now about earning $10.00 in BAT.

Rox
Rox

+1 on “people that do use adblocker are more likely to be tech savvy and share the blog with friends/family”

Just curious, does affiliate link tracking take a hit if people keep adblocker active on your website and deactivated on destination website (say Amazon)?

Ann
Ann

Generally affiliate links use a referral code that is part of the text in the URL you click on. Adblockers generally do not affect that.

Michael
Michael

There is a usually an intermediate link that the browser processes when you click on a referral link. For example, I clicked on DoC’s referral link to Raise.com and uBlock gave me this message:

uBlock Origin has prevented the following page from loading:

https://track.flexlinkspro.com/a.ashx?foid=1052487.2030752&foc=1&fot=9999&fos=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.raise.com%2Fshop%2FCHEERS%3F

DoC provides a great service for free so I clicked Disable blocking for this site and was able to proceed.

Rox
Rox

Got it. Thanks. I have noticed that but curious then why cashback websites like Swagbucks caution us to switch of adblockers for the deal to track?

Matthew

I turn off my uBlock when I do cash-back sites as I don’t want to risk it. Sometimes these are tracked through ad companies in order to pay the commission – just not worth the risk.

HBK
HBK

This is targeted. You have to sign up for the waitlist if you’re not targeted.

Solewalker

This is just a meta-reply to various people having trouble getting this deal.
A. I clicked on “Join Waitlist”, and received an e-mail <12 hrs to start earning, so I don't believe it's that targeted.
B. The answers are:
– 1. Too many ads
– 2. Free open-sourced web browser for privacy
– 3. Users earn BAT by watching opt-in ads

After completing all four lessons (answer 3 quizzes + verify download of Brave), I received $10 worth of BAT in my Coinbase account.

To chime in with other posters – I've used Brave for a month so far. It's been awesome.

Steve

I haven’t received an email yet, after about 22 hours. Though, I did get an email for their previous giveaway of a scamcoin which I don’t even remember the name of.

HBK
HBK

I’ve been with Coinbase for over a year. I signed up on the waitlist over a day ago and still haven’t received an invite. Same with a friend. It’s quite targeted.

Kapil
Kapil

Same here I too clicked on join waitlist and received email within few hours and now I have 10 BAT in my coinbase account,There was also a promo for $3 Zrx -same thing join waitlist- watch 3 videos and got $3 worth of ZRX

Scott Connie
Scott Connie

Where are you from?

David B
David B

Brave is also an amazing browser. I’ve replaced chrome with it.

This site is on my monthly contribution list.

Brave also sometimes has free BAT that you can give away to websites (like yours).

https://whatisbat.com/2018/12/18/how-to-claim-free-bat-with-the-brave-browser/

Mark
Mark

Thanks Will. Downloaded the browser too and will support your site and other content providers I appreciate!

Dan - Legal Bank Robber
Dan - Legal Bank Robber

Haven’t received an email even after a couple days, anyone have DP’s to support/contradict me?

VML
VML

Same here. Signed up on the day of this post – I still get ”you’re on the list” message when I tried to do it today…

L
L

Thanks. Easy $10!

Fuk.io

Hey. Very nice to be. I think this is a great browser. Now there are a lot of browsers, but not all of them are good. Thus, in terms of speed and privacy, Brave is superior to Chrome. In addition, switching to a new browser may finally push you to use a normal password manager. This is almost a victory, if not for one thing – a number of sites perceive Brave users as bots. Most likely, this is due to the Brave tracker blocker function, however, users of the new browser are faced with many visual CAPTCHA and other additional security checks that are not found when using Chrome. One way or another, which browser to use, everyone decides for himself. Good luck

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