Your BAT wallet comes with a recovery passphrase, accessible on the BATify page. Click on the "Advanced Settings" gear icon, then choose "Backup your wallet". You can copy and/or file your anonymized recovery passphrase. It is important to note that it is your sole responsibility to store this passphrase in a safe and secure place (or perhaps multiple places) for safekeeping, since neither BATify, Uphold, nor anyone else is able to recover the funds in your BAT wallet if you lose this passphrase.
All BATify payments analysis is done without disclosing your identity. The analysis is carried out over the network via the open source ANONIZE protocol and on-device via statistical voting, so that neither Brave, nor any other entity, can correlate browsing page views with contributions.
You will be notified that your contribution was processed 30 days after you created your BAT wallet, and then every 30 days thereafter. You will also receive an alert if the funds in your BAT wallet are below your selected monthly contribution, inviting you to add additional funds.
You can turn the BATify payments system on or off at any time using the switch found at the top of the BATify page. You can also change the contribution amount at any time via the monthly budget menu, found on the same page.
Your monthly contribution is created using a computer algorithm which takes into account things like number of visits each site, the time spend on each page, etc. It does this securely and anonymously. As your monthly contribution time approaches, you'll receive a browser alert allowing you to review and adjust contributions before they are processed. You can also decide which sites get what percentage of your donation via the "pinning" option, whether you visit them or not.
Not yet. The BAT wallet is currently unidirectional, and its sole purpose is to anonymously and securely contribute to publishers of websites of your choosing. In the future, the BAT wallet will give users the option of going through a "Know Your Customer" (KYC) process in order to gain full control over their BAT wallet, including the ability to transfer BAT out of the wallet.
No registration is required to fund your wallet via cryptocurrencies; users can add funds with BTC, LTC, ETH or BAT by making a transfer to the corresponding wallet address. Note that non-BAT funds sent to the BAT wallet will automatically be converted to BAT, and the balance will be held in BAT by your wallet.
BATify has been reviewed by the Brave team, but there is no direct connection between BATify and Brave. BATify uses the "BAT mercury service" provided by Brave to create BAT wallets and execute contributions.
"BAT" stands for Basic Attention Token. It is a utility token created on the Ethereum blockchain that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users in a blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform.