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BAT Update to Parity Multisig Wallet Attack

Today we made a full recovery of our User Growth Pool and reserve tokens, which had been appropriated and secured by the White Hat Group last week to mitigate the Parity multisig wallet critical vulnerability. We'd like to thank the White Hat Group for its swift...

Parity Multisig Wallet Attack and BAT

We learned yesterday of a critical vulnerability in the Parity multisig wallet implementation for storing ETH and tokens. No ETH held by the BAT team was affected, including the funds from the sale of 1 billion BAT tokens. In fact, the bulk of BAT ICO ETH was already...

Hiring for the BAT Team

Our recent token sale enabled us to create a user growth pool of 300 million BATs, which will be used in the near future to stake users with tokens and incentivize them to join the BAT platform. The sale also provided our development team with resources to continue...

Moving to Rocket.Chat

We’re happy to announce that after researching and testing alternatives, the BAT team will transition from Slack to rocket.chat for open communication and collaboration with its community members. The transition begins Wednesday, 07.12.2017 at 11AM PDT. Why are...

BAT Community Managers

The BAT Team is excited to announce two new freelance community managers, Jennie (@bat-jennie) and Stephen (@bat-stephen)! @bat-jennie @bat-stephen Both Jennie and Stephen participated in our “Moderator for a Day” trial program. They did a great job engaging with our...

Some Common Questions About BAT

Basics   What does BAT stand for and what is it? Basic Attention Token. It is a utility token based on the Ethereum technology that can also be used as a unit of account between advertisers, publishers, and users in a new, blockchain-based digital advertising and...

BAT Roadmap 1.0

Foreword I cofounded Mozilla and wrote its technology roadmaps back when we were rebooting the Netscape-contributed browser code via open source. Here’s the first one. This one from 2003, by David Hyatt and me, charted the direct course to Firefox. These...

BAT: A Natural Way to Contribute to Publishers

The last few years have been increasingly rocky for publishers. They face growing ad blocking adoption, increasing fraud rates, and diminishing returns as Facebook and Google reportedly take 99% of all new digital ad revenue.  This is driving some companies to offer...

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.