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Why are there two extensions?

To comply with the Chrome Store’s terms and conditions, BLADE is now two extensions. BLADE adblocker blocks ads. BLADE crypto rewards replaces the blocked ads and provides the ADB rewards for users and publishers.

You must install BLADE adblocker to be able to use BLADE crypto rewards.

What is Adbank?

Adbank is a revolutionary advertising platform and is the protocol that BLADE is built on. Find out more about adbank here.

What is BLADE?

BLADE is a set of two BLADE extensions that blocks ads and replaces them with adbank-powered ads - and then rewards users for viewing the ads and rewards publishers for hosting the ads.

How do I install BLADE?

Get BLADE for Chrome here. Installation instructions can be found here.

Get BLADE for Firefox here. Installation instructions can be found here.

How do ADB rewards work?

The advertiser pays to have their ads shown on the BLADE browser extension. From that amount, end users and publishers are rewarded for their part in the advertising ecosystem.

For example, if an advertiser were to spend 3 ADB for one ad impression, the end user would receive 1 ADB, the publisher would receive 1 ADB, and the adbank platform would receive 1 ADB.

When will I see my rewards?

A smart contract is used to distribute tokens to your BLADE extension at the end of each campaign. You will then need to earn a minimum threshold of ADB tokens to be able to withdraw your tokens from your BLADE extension to your personal wallet. Some users may experience longer distribution times depending on their individual account threshold.

How do I withdraw my rewards?

You can set automatic withdrawals or manual withdrawals to move your ADB tokens from your BLADE extension to your linked wallet.

To reduce gas costs, we have set a minimum threshold for withdrawal. The minimum threshold is shown on the "Transfers" page of the extension. This threshold must be met for both automatic and manual withdrawals.

How does the BLADE referral program work?

You can access your referral link within your BLADE extension. For each new user that uses your link, you will earn 10% of the amount they earn. You can learn more here.

How to use a referral link?

You may have received a referral link, inviting you to install the BLADE extension.

  • Click the referral link
  • This will take you to where you will find links to both extensions.
  • Install the blocker extension and then the replacer extension.
  • The referral link will automatically track the new referred account!

Note that if you have any other ad block extension installed, your referral link will not work.

How to get your own referral link

Once BLADE is installed & you've created your account, you can create a referral code to share with your community. To do this:

  • Click on the extension in the top right of your browser
  • Click the hamburger menu and select "Referrals"
  • Your referral link will be displayed, simply copy and paste it to share it with your community!

Why did you switch from referral codes to referral links?

We initially launched BLADE with referral codes because they allow us to track referrals across multiple platforms. Community feedback told us that links were preferred so we made the switch in the first big BLADE update.

My KYC failed. Why is this?

At launch, Canada, USA, China, Korea, and Seychelles residents and/or citizens will not be able to pass KYC and you will be notified that your KYC has failed. Fear not! You can still use the BLADE extension, earn ADB and earn referral rewards. You will not be able to transfer your ADB out of the extension, but we are working to make this available!

Can I use my BLADE account on more than one computer?

Yes, you can install BLADE on multiple computers, but only one BLADE account can be logged in at a time. This means only one computer can earn ADB at a time.

How it will work: If you install BLADE on your computer at work and your computer at home, only one will work at a time, but since you are not using both computers at the same time, this is an effective way to maximize your ADB rewards.

How it won’t work: If you install BLADE on your coworkers computers and you are all using them at the same time, all but one account will be logged out and will not earn rewards. For all to earn rewards at the same time, each computer will need its own BLADE account with its own individual KYC verification.

How do I use my BLADE account on another computer?

You will install BLADE on the new computer and follow the account recovery process:

  • Open BLADE and click "Recovering an Account?"
  • On the next screen, enter your secret phrase and then your password - you're back into your account!
  • Your referral link will be displayed, simply copy and paste it to share it with your community!

Can my spouse use my crypto wallet with their BLADE account?

Yes. You can have one crypto wallet on multiple BLADE accounts.

How to remove your unpacked version and install BLADE from the Chrome Store

For early adopters who installed BLADE in developer mode.

  • Go to Chrome > More Tools > Extensions
  • Remove the unpacked version of BLADE
  • Restart your computer
  • Click here to view BLADE in the Chrome Store - simply click install!
  • Open BLADE and click "Recovering an Account?" (see image below)

I installed BLADE from the Chrome store but it’s not working:

BLADE blocks and replaces ads - so if you’re seeing ads they are from adbank and you’re getting rewarded for them!

Sure you’re not seeing adbank powered ads? Then there might be an issue. Try this first

  • Uninstall BLADE by clicking "Remove"
  • Restart your computer
  • Reinstall BLADE and use your secret phrase to recover your account

Still not working?

  • Do you have any other ad blocker extensions installed? Uninstall them and try again.

Still not working?

  • Email the team at [email protected] and we’ll get it sorted out as quickly as possible!

I accidentally created a second BLADE account:

No worries! You cannot merge your accounts so you can simply abandon one of the accounts.

Do you have ADB in both accounts? You will need to utilize one account until you meet the transfer threshold, transfer your ADB to your wallet and then abandon the account with 0 balance.

Note that you can use one wallet address for multiple BLADE accounts.

Is the BLADE Chrome extension compatible with any other browsers?

Currently, several other browsers and mobile browsers offer support for Chrome extensions, you can read more here. Unfortunately we cannot offer tech support for browsers other than Chrome at this time.

What browsers will get BLADE extensions?

BLADE is available for Chrome and Firefox browsers. Our goal is to make BLADE browser agnostic so as to provide the best user experience! Stay tuned for future announcements!


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