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.
Welcome to the eleventh post in our series of BAT Community-run AMAs. The ongoing AMA series on Reddit is a seven-month-long event that features various guests from the Brave and BAT teams. The goal of the series is twofold: to give fans of the project an opportunity to interact directly with team members, and to give team members—especially those who operate largely behind the scenes—a chance to share their insights and offer the community a window into their work. The most recent AMA took place on January 16th and featured Tom Lowenthal, Brave’s Privacy & Security Product Manager. Tom answered both pre-submitted and live questions from Redditors concerning a variety of topics, like how to educate people who aren’t concerned about online privacy and what he believes to be the greatest advantage of choosing Brave over other web browsers. Tom named his favorite infosec conferences, revealed his favorite spot in the Bay Area to enjoy afternoon tea—Pardee Home Museum—and shared the name of his favorite book—Blindsight by Peter Watts. When asked what he perceives to be the biggest threat to Brave’s success, his tongue-in-cheek reply was: “Climate change and the collapse of US democracy.” Highlights can be found below, with a link to the full AMA at the bottom of this post. The next AMA will take place on Wednesday, January 30th, and will feature Joel Reis and Sergey Zhukovsky, Senior Software Engineers for mobile platforms at Brave. For the full list of upcoming BAT Community AMAs through March 2019, see below.
Read the full AMA here. Read Ryan Watson and Kamil Jozwiak’s AMA from December 12th, here. Follow the BAT Community’s Updates here: https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/ Upcoming BAT Community AMAs: February 2019 Holli Bohren, Chief Financial Officer Ben Livshits, Chief Scientist March 2019 Marshall Rose, Senior Software Engineer Catherine Corre, Head of Communications