This is not a support request except to request more information.
I would like to know how the Brave rewards are calculated…specifically.
As an example, YouTube gives 70% of the ad revenue to the content makers/posters. The content is the commodity.
It seems Brave reward users are the commodity to entice advertisers…so what’s our % of the fiat currency as it is related to the BAT? Meaning if an advertiser gives $100 in a month, is $70 worth of BAT distributed that month in Brave rewards? If so, then as BAT loses value against fiat, the volume of BAT given to users should go up.
I have been looking through my BAT earnings history and, oddly, when the BAT was worth more, I was earning more tokens. It seems like the reverse should be true. If the value of the BAT goes down, then the amount of BAT I earn should go up. And lately, WAY up.
Make no mistake, my personal time and attention is NOT tied to the value of the BAT. It seems like it is.
So, if BAT value declines, then I am incentivized to turn off rewards if the quantity of BAT does not increase to compensate for my FIXED value of my attention. If this is indeed how it is working, that’s really self-defeating for Brave, because when the value goes down, it is more important than ever to entice advertisers with Brave’s huge audience willing to look at ads. If, me as the user, is also taking the haircut because of in/deflation, then the amount of viewers will go down creating a negative feedback loop to the bottom.
If I earn more BAT to compensate for the lesser value then I continue to be a user willing to look at ads. Crypto cannot divorce itself from other real-world values, like time, attention, and fiat currency that is needed for all the Brave developers to eat food and pay rent, and for Brave rewards users to convert thati BAT to fiat to buy food, or blow it on stylish hats.
Based on my track record, I should be getting like 30 BAT a month these days with BAT value in the toilet. But it is the same amount on average from month to month. I’m not going to get 10 notifications an hour to earn 68 cents a month.
Please explain how this works…the Brave rewards users are paramount…they provide the ability for Brave to do commerce…everything else is a distant second.