1 usd per referral. lol im done!

1 usd per referral lol im done.

im from the philippines &
philippines is not listed on tier 1 - 4



Email from brave.

Thank you for using the Brave referral system. We have a pretty important change coming up and we wanted to give you advance notice.

The per user payout rate will be changing from $5 globally to variable rates depending upon the region of the user

Why are we doing this?

When we launched the referral program, the goal was to discover which areas would we see the most growth and to test the viability of the referral program as a whole. Our level of zoom was pretty wide (Planet Earth) and the rate was $5 per user, globally.

Since then, we have launched our Ads program and we want to shift our level of zoom to more regional efforts, with a specific focus on the areas where we can deliver ads. This is a straightforward business decision.

When will this occur?

We wanted to give you as much advance notice as possible, especially for those of you who are promoting Brave via ads.

Here is the planned timeline


  • Initial message (this email) explaining the rate change and timeline


  • Announcement posts and reminder email regarding the new rates.

  • Rates change


  • Last payout of $5 referral


  • The referral dashboard will be updated to reflect the new rates.

  • First rate card based payout

Here are the rate changes which will be effective on December 1st payout, 2019

Each country is assigned to a tier, each tier has a flat rate.

Tier 1 - $7.50 (BAT equivalent)

Tier 2 - $6.50 (BAT equivalent)

Tier 3 - $5.00 (BAT equivalent)

Tier 4 - $2.00 (BAT equivalent)

Tier 5 - $1.00 (BAT equivalent)

Tier 1 Countries

United States

Tier 2 Countries

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom

Tier 3 Countries

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan,

Tier 4 Countries

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czechia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Mexico, Montenegro, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay

Tier 5 Countries

If a country has not been listed in any of the other tiers, it will be in Tier 5.

We will be communicating about the change as much as possible over the coming months. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for helping us to keep growing!


Philippines should be listed at TIER 3 just like other asian contries.


En Venezuela tambièn quedamos fuera, simplemente Brave nos está diciendo que no trabajemos màs con la plataforma, prefieren a otros paìses que a nosotros, es un despido ya no quieren nada con nosotros


Brave Indonesia is one of the strongest community and they are also on $1 @eljuno is a member of the Indonesia community


Hi Everyone,

I hope the business logic behind this decision is understood.
We wish to refocus on regions where Ads are available.


@alex yeah but 1 usd is too small, maybe 3 usd?

This always happens. It’s like a game. They release an overpowered character, make everyone buy it, release skins for it, then nerf it to the ground. We build their money supply and user base, and they stab you in the back for it.


@ZerosNOnes I would ask you to compare versus similar cost per install/action programs.


@ZerosNOnes agree…


When payout 5 usd per reffer is over? Worldwide I mean

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Hi @Benuio1999! The last day for a user to install and for their referrer to receive the $5 BAT equivalent is September 30th, 2019.

After that date (that is October 1st, 2019 and beyond), the new rates will be in effect.


Hey alex, I have a doubt. If a person installs on September 30th, he will be confirmed only on October 30th and the corresponding payout date is November 8th. So payout on November 8th will be
$5/referral ?

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IKR. If I were in Tier 4-5 I would discontinue spending your hard earned money and time advertising for Brave…It costs you more than it’s worth…


I believe you understand correctly. If a user installs on September 30th, it does take 30 days to confirm, then the corresponding payout would be November 8th. The date of the install is taken into account.

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Thanks. But doesn’t it contradict with the statmenet - October is the month with last payout of $5 Referral ?

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Ad availability has nothing to do with people getting paid less for bringing you users and therefore, money…It is exponential…1 turns to 2, 2 turns - 4, 4 million turns to 8 million…That person who got you 8 Million users, got 1$ for it…See the point? No matter where ads are available, someone from a region that is in Tier 5 can bring you millions of users and dollars and you’re telling them they aren’t important enough.


The period to confirm the install and calculate payout is over October, yes the payment occurs on November 8th, but it’s not for November 1st through the 7th, right?

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I think you might be confused?

The origin of the person who created the referral code is not what is under consideration, it is the origin of the person who uses the referral code to install Brave.

If the person who installs Brave is from an Ads supported region, they can be shown ads, they get BAT and Brave gets their share as well. Therefore it’s pretty clear business logic to grow that group.

If the person who created the referral code lives in a different region, for example a Tier 5 region, but the person who uses their referral code lives in a Tier 2 region, installs Brave and uses it for 30 days, the referrer would still get $6.50 BAT equivalent.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the clarification. This makes sense and indeed a logical business step…

Another point; what’s to stop the referral from being tagged as “Tier 1” when they are really from “Tier 5” to cheat the system?

Also, what’s to stop Brave from cheating people out of their proper tier (the reverse)? Like changing a referrals country of origin to w/e they wanted From Tier 1 - Tier 5 for example? Other than the honor system, what assurances can we get this won’t happen?