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Basic Attention Token (BAT)

The Basic Attention Token project is a decentralized ad exchange platform built on Ethereum. The project aims to correctly price user attention. Advertisers pay BAT to website publishers for the attention of users. The BAT ecosystem includes Brave, an open-source, privacy-centered browser designed to block trackers and malware.

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Week of May 27th, 2019
May 31st
2019
A Reddit user shares a post announcing that Brave has reached 150,000 verified publishers just 5 weeks after passing 100,000 verified publishers.
Week of May 20th, 2019
May 25th
2019
DuckDuckGo tweets an article from Fast Company promoting the Brave browser, among other alternative software that protects your online privacy.
May 24th
2019
The latest build of Brave Dev allows users to tip Twitter, YouTube, and Twitch creators through a tip button that appears next to the...
Week of May 13th, 2019
May 15th
2019
A Reddit user shares a screenshot indicating that NPR (National Public Radio) has become a verified publisher on Brave.
Apr 24th
2019
Braves launches a new advertising platform with the release of a new version of its browser. The ads are opt-in, have 70% rev share with users, and relevance is determined locally, through local browsing session data.
Week of April 8th, 2019
Apr 11th
2019
The batgrowth.com Twitter bot tweets that The LA Times has become a verified Brave publisher. The LA TImes is a daily newspaper which has been published in Los Angeles, California, since 1881.
Feb 26th
2019
Opera secures a partnership with HTC and its browser becomes the default browser for the HTC Exodus. This is in contrast to Brendan Eich's original announcement that Brave would be the default browser.
Jan 4th
2019
In a blog post titled "How I'm locking down my cyber-life, Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger discusses his 2019 New Year's resolution to lock down his cyber-life and one of the ways he's doing so is to stop using Chrome and use Brave instead.
Dec 16th
2018
User /u/MusaTheRedGuard posts an in-depth BAT token analysis to /r/ethtrader that blew up in popularity, with 150 comments and 190+ upvotes (84%). The analysis states that BAT's community has high expectations for BAT, yet it's actually highly overvalued.
Dec 12th
2018
A Reddit user, /u/cokechan, notices that 36 million tokens were moved out of its User Growth Pool fund and posts a transaction link to Reddit.
Dec 8th
2018
Brendan Eich announces on Twitter that Brave is the default browser for the HTC Exodus phone. HTC touts the exodus as a "Blockchain Phone".
Dec 1st
2018
Naval Ravikant, a billionaire serial entrepreneur and investor, who most notably co-founded and is currently CEO of AngelList, announces on Twitter that he has switched to Brave from Chrome.
Nov 23rd
2018
Fluffypony, the founder of Monero, criticised BAT and accused Brave of stealing BAT tokens in a series of tweet replies to a tweet thread discussing BAT. This prompted Brendan Eich to refute fluffypony's criticisms in an interview with The Next Web's Hard Fork.
Nov 2nd
2018
Coinbase Pro announces that it will list Basic Attention Token (BAT). Coinbase Pro will open deposits for BAT at 1pm PT. After 12 hours of accepting deposits to establish liquidity, trading on the BAT/USDC order book will start.
Mar 2nd
2018
Users can now use the Brave Payments system to reward their favorite Twitch creators with BAT. Users can either distribute contributions based on the time they spend on Brave watching a creator's live streams or by setting a fixed amount to tip
Feb 15th
2018
Brave announces the launch of the Million Dollar referral problem that aims to grow Brave's user base by rewarding Brave's verified content creators. Creators earn BAT for getting new users to using Brave.
Jan 11th
2018
A Reddit user shares a screenshot indicating that The Guardian, a large international mainstream British newspaper, has become a verified publisher on Brave.
Jan 8th
2018
Major altcoin exchange Bitfinex lists BAT.
Nov 15th
2017
With the release of Brave browser 0.19.95, users can use the Brave Payments system to reward their favorite YouTube creators with BAT. Before this version, BAT could only be distributed on a domain-by-domain basis.
Nov 13th
2017
Binance, one of the largest altcoin exchanges out there, lists BAT, starting with BATBNB, BATBTC, and BATETH pairs.
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