Basic Attention Token Blog


A month ago we announced an RFC&C for the THEMIS protocol which is meant to progressively decentralize the Brave/BAT Ads infrastructure, while providing users and advertisers with the ability to verify that the protocol is properly computing user rewards.

State of the BAT

Brave launched the Basic Attention Token (BAT) in May 2017 with the aim of realizing the vision executing on the mission of the Basic Attention Token white paper.

Token Economics: Considering “Token Velocity”

Various confusions about token velocity have been circulating in the blockchain community. The idea is that somehow slowing token velocity will increase the fiat exchange rate for the token. I was asked to look into this, and this paper is the result. TLDR, this...

Mercury Preview Now Available

A preview of BAT Mercury is now available on GitHub on the beta channel. BAT Mercury integrates a BAT wallet into the Brave browser and converts contributions from Bitcoin to BAT in Brave Payments. All of our software is open source. We welcome feedback from...

BAT Mercury: Pre-Launch Technical Update

Those following Github are aware of the significant progress we’ve made on BAT Mercury (the first phase of work outlined in our roadmap) since our last blog post. The first BAT-enabled version of the Brave browser will be the 0.19 release. As such, we want to provide...

Update: Growing the Global BAT Community

BAT News Update: Community grows to over 40 regional groups CEO presents at Facebook headquarters BAT community experiencing strong global growth On August 10th, we invited volunteers to help us expand the global BAT community. Within 72 hours, our regional BAT...

Basic Attention Token

The Basic Attention Token is the new token for the digital advertising industry. It pays publishers for their content and users for their attention, while providing advertisers with more in return for their ads.