Let me clarify a bit. Remember what I’m saying is speaking for myself only. This is more of of a theory than anything. Yet I’ll explain also why/how I got to my thinking.
As policy had been, it didn’t matter how many devices you were using, you were limited to 4 per Uphold/Gemini account. This meant it was harder to convert BAT to cash, it was just “useless points” sitting in a browser if you made additional. If you went to self-tip too much, too often or tried to circumvent things to get BAT to yourself, you’d end up flagged and possibly lose everything. (Again, assumption/thought. Not accusing or saying this is what was happening, but it “makes sense” to me.)
As such, even though Brave had been losing out on income to people who weren’t clicking ads and/or who had it running on 4 devices, they were able to have some sort of control to make sure it didn’t get out of line. They also were able to recuperate some of their BAT at times through the closing of accounts. (Yeah, side notes are a pain, but when I didn’t, people tried saying I spoke on behalf of Brave. No evidence of this and I could be wrong all the way. Just is theory from observation and me thinking based on how businesses I’ve worked at or managed would do things)
That is what brought me to the current questioning. If I can run 100+ devices, link them all to the same Uphold/Gemini account, and all of them see the max amount of ads, then where do we stand? If I can get 2-8+ BAT per device, that’s pretty good money overall and I have nothing but incentive to do it. I mean, assuming around 2 BAT, that would be 200 BAT a month by doing nothing. That’s at least $100 a month, if not closer to $200+ depending on the going rate at the time. That sounds like a pretty decent side hustle, especially if no interaction is needed with those devices to earn that BAT. Of course, I’m sure there are others who would be able to use emulators to run however many instances they want of various mobile devices with different IP (you can spoof device location in them) and all through things like BlueStacks to create as many devices as they please. And those numbers were on the “low end” for some regions. If looking at 8+ BAT, those same “100 devices” would be upwards of $800+. That’s not much less than I earn a month right now!
Those things can be harder to catch and control. I’m assuming the device limit had been put in place to prevent users from having this occur. So now that we’re getting rid of the limits I was asking what they were going to be putting in place to limit the chances of people misusing it for income and not really interact with things. If they don’t have a good plan, then it might attract users but I don’t see where it would be attractive to advertisers. I mean, it’s a hit or miss thing. It could just be that rate is low enough that it’s akin to sending junk emails and all for advertising.
But one of the things any place advertising wants to see is conversion. If you can’t show a decent amount of people coming to buy products and all after seeing your ads, then there’s no more reason to want to go through that product in the future.