Like you, I’ve been using BAT and Brave since launch, and I’ve recently started to become more active in the space again!
Good job on the well written post! I commented there, but yeah I really liked your point about BAT contributions/tips being one of ways the general crypto user/hodler can actually spend their crypto easily and safely instead of just hoarding.
I think BAT and Brave as a whole can really drive the adoption needed, and in the right way, for bigger social and economic paradigm changes to happen. I’ve written about this sometime back in a longer piece on Bitcoin (warning: not a blog post), in case you or anyone else is interested.