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Basic Attention Token


About Basic Attention Token (BAT)

Basic Attention Token or BAT powers the advertising network of the Brave browser. By choosing to receive ads, Brave users can earn BAT as they surf the Internet.

Basic Attention Token was first described in a white paper published in March, 2018. The Brave browser is based on Chromium and was founded by technologist Brendan Eich, who co-founded Mozilla and created the javascript programming language.

A Better Internet

The Brave browser aims to build a better Internet. It blocks ads and attempts to block ad trackers and other identifying software used by websites to trace visitors. This provides a faster and more private Internet experience. Users can earn BAT by opting in to viewing ads as they browse the Internet. They can pay publishers for services with BAT or use BAT to support content creators via BAT tips or monthly donations.


BAT is the digital asset token of the Brave advertising network. It is built on Ethereum in accordance with the ERC20 standard for tokens. BAT can be bought and sold for fiat currency or other digital currencies.

BAT can be purchased on a cryptocurrency exchange and stored in a crypto wallet and custodian like Gemini.


The monetary supply of BAT tokens is fixed at 1.5 billion BAT.

Basic Attention Token website

Basic Attention Token whitepaper (2018)

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