The Brave browser allows users to reward their favorite publishers with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) and earn BAT for viewing privacy-protecting Brave ads.

Starting today, Brave users can connect an Uphold wallet, hold BAT from the Brave Rewards program, and convert BAT into 23 fiat currencies, including US Dollars, Euros and more.

Brave users can also withdraw the proceeds to their bank accounts, or send BAT to cryptocurrency wallets on the Bitcoin, XRP, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Bitcoin Gold networks, with automatic conversion where needed.

Brave and the Basic Attention Token (BAT)

If you’re not familiar with Brave and BAT, here’s a quick primer. 

It’s no secret that there’s something seriously wrong with the digital media ecosystem. The internet is supposed to run on the currency of attention: publishers create content, and people look at it. Publishers sell ads to turn those eyeballs into dollars. It should be a simple trade.

But today Facebook and Google are sucking up a combined 60% of the ad revenue online. Consumers are giving up more and more privacy to ever-more invasive targeted ads, content creators are struggling to get by, and the middlemen are the only ones cleaning up. 

Brave offers a different model. Designed to protect users’ privacy and fix this broken digital ecosystem, the Brave browser rewards users for their attention with the Basic Attention Token (BAT). By opting into privacy-preserving Brave Ads, users earn BAT while they go about their normal online activities. Brave users can also tip their favorite publishers online for the content they like most.

How it works

Before today, a user’s BAT was by default available to tip or auto-contribute to favoured publishers and content creators. With today’s update, the user can now hold the BAT in their Uphold wallet and (as long as they have a verified account) withdraw or convert those tokens into 50+ currencies and four metals – gold, silver, palladium, and platinum. 

It’s simple: 

  • Browse the web with Brave, the only browser designed to protect your privacy and reward you for providing the true currency that makes the internet work – your attention.
  • Earn BAT for viewing ads that are custom-built to protect your privacy.
  • Tip your favorite content creators with the rewards you earn, or with BAT from your Uphold wallet. 
  • Convert your earned BAT into dollars, euros, Bitcoin – any of the 50+ currencies and four commodities Uphold supports.

To convert or withdraw BAT, you’ll need to verify your Uphold account first – it only takes a few minutes.

What are you waiting for? Download the Brave browser, connect your Uphold account and start earning BAT that you can turn into cash!


Check out these videos to learn how to get started:

How to add funds via Uphold to Brave Rewards

How to withdraw funds to an ACH-linked bank account

If you have any questions about Brave or your Uphold account, please contact our friendly support team at [email protected] or visit our FAQ.