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Brave’s international referral program faces major hurdles

June 12, 2020

Brave, a web browser powered by cryptocurrencies, has discontinued its referral program for users in China, Russia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Ukraine after “a large number of fraudulent recommendations” were found in these regions.According to an announcement made on June 11th.

With Brave’s referral program, content creators can get a Basic Attention Token (BAT), utility tokens that run on the Ethereum blockchain so new users can download the browser using referral codes unique.

While the program initially capped $ 1 million in BAT tokens, it has now “multiplied that amount,” Brave claims in his statement, noting that the program has been an integral part of its global growth:

Brave’s international referral program faces major hurdlesBrave’s international referral program faces major hurdles

“The ability of Brave followers to share the browser directly has led to unprecedented success, helping to increase Brave’s user base to more than 15 million monthly active users worldwide.”

In recent months, Brave has discovered “a large number of fraudulent references” in “a small number of regions”. The web browser was reportedly able to stop this activity before the BAT tokens were paid out, and the referral program was stopped on Thursday June 11th.

According to Brave, the changes are temporary as the company hopes to resume the program for these countries “in the near future”. In addition, content creators are now prompted to verify their ID before using the referral program.

Cointelegraph contacted Brave for further details, but received no response at the time of printing. This story will be updated if an answer is received.

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Earlier this month, Brave was in trouble when reports appeared that the browser automatically filled an affiliate link in its address bar when a user tried to access the Binance website and the American arm Binance.US.

The brave co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich soon recognized the “mistake” and promised to fix the problem.

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