Which blockchains can BAT be used on?
What does BAT stand for and what is it?
Interested in developing a smart contract that interacts with BAT?
Are BATs transferable? Where are BATs traded?
What do BATs represent?
Additional information regarding the utility of BAT is available in the terms and conditions.
Where will BAT be used?
We are building the BAT platform to integrate the Brave browser (see below), Brave’s ledger system, as well as a BAT wallet and related blockchain-attested functionality. The utility token is for conducting transactions and obtaining services on the platform. The token will be used, for example, in acquiring ad slots to be filled with privately matched, anonymously confirmed ads.
Given the open-source nature of the project, however, we also envision that as we develop the BAT protocol, third-party developers may come up with new and novel uses for the token.Some of these could include:
- Other browsers: One obvious use case for the token is for it to be used inside other browsers. This means that the BAT ecosystem will extend out to anyone using any of the current popular browsers.
- Telegram bot: In messaging apps like Telegram, we foresee the possibility of users being paid in BAT to view one ad.
- WeChat official account: WeChat has become a robust system of bots, payments, and other solutions. We foresee the creation of different WeChat solutions integrating the the token.
- Token and Status: The BAT also has attention-based applicability inside the Ethereum-based messaging/payment platforms such as Coinbase’s new Token app and Status app.
Why generate a distinct token, as opposed to using Bitcoin?
How do I view BAT tokens in my wallet?
You can view BAT token balance in your non-hosted wallet that supports Ethereum and/or Solana.
- BAT Smart Contract address: 0x0D8775F648430679A709E98d2b0Cb6250d2887EF
- Number of Digits: 18
- Symbol: BAT
Which wallets can be used to store BAT?
Will I lose my BAT after 6 months?
In the near future, we will use tokens set aside in the User Growth Pool (UGP) to incentivize users to join the platform. If these tokens are not claimed by recipients within 90 days then they will be returned to the UGP.
What is the roadmap?
I transferred some BAT from one wallet to another and it never arrived. Can you help me?
Why is the Domain Administrator based out of Panama?
“Domain administration is not handled in-house, and has no relevance to project operations.
Administrator WhoisGuard Protected WhoisGuard, Inc. P.O. Box 0823-03411 Panama Panama Panama Panama +507.8365503 Panama"
What are the VAT/GST implications of my voluntary contribution?
However, as provided in the Brave Rewards Contributor Terms of Service, you are responsible for determining what, if any, taxes apply to your voluntary contributions. You are also responsible for withholding, collecting, reporting and remitting the correct taxes, if any, to the appropriate tax authorities. You may wish to consult a tax advisor regarding these issues.
BAT Sale, Distribution and Fund Use
What crypto-currencies were accepted during the sale?
What is the distribution of tokens?
What was the value of BAT sold? Will there be a follow-on sale?
What was the sale price at the time of token sale?
What is the BAT smart contract address?
How will the user growth pool be used?
An integral part of the token sale is the creation of a user growth pool of 300 million tokens. These tokens will be used to incentivize users to join the BAT platform. We anticipate that when users download the Brave browser they will be rewarded with tokens. The final number is not yet determined. Potentially, this could prompt tens of millions of users to join.
Once in the system, users will be able to obtain services and gain and spend BAT in a number of different scenarios. Users will be able to use tokens in exchange for premium content from publishers. Users will also be able to donate tokens to publishers. The Brave browser already has a donation system in beta. Publishers could also incentivize users to download their app with BAT. We are confident there are many other services and use cases that will surface as the ecosystem comes to life.
When the token sale was completed, where were the funds (ETH) stored?
Brave and BAT
Is BAT Hiring?
Explain the Brave and BAT products and how they work together.
BAT is a utility token for a new, blockchain-based digital advertising and services platform. Brave is a privacy-focused, secure web browser that blocks ads and tracking by default.
A Brave feature called Brave Rewards allows people who use Brave to contribute BAT to the sites they visit. When someone turns on Brave Rewards, their browser will tally the time and attention they spend on each site, and divide up that person’s monthly BAT contribution among the sites they visit. Brave Ads will allow people to opt in to earn BAT based on their attention. When someone turns Brave Ads on, their browser will begin learning their preferences in order to show occasional relevant ads as system notifications.
None of this ever reveals someone’s browsing history or preferences. Brave Rewards uses an anonymous contribution system so that nobody can work out who supported which sites — only the totals for each site. Likewise, the information Brave Ads to decide which ads to show stays safely on your device and is never shared with anyone, even Brave. And naturally, both these protocols and the code are open source and available for audit.
Whether you want to earn BAT by seeing ads, or buy tokens directly, you can use them to support the sites you visit, automatically or via direct tipping. And soon, you’ll also be able to use BAT to get access to exclusive premium products and content — all the while supporting the unified Brave and BAT ecosystems.
How can a publisher apply to become part of BAT platform that is being integrated into the Brave browser?
When will ads in the BAT platform be available to opt-into in the Brave browser?
What are some names of publishers that have signed up for Brave and will be transitioned to the BAT once the platform is finished?
How does BAT deal with ad fraud?
Does the recent SEC bulletin affect BAT?
Where can I find the whitepaper?
What should I do in order to transfer funds to my bank account if Uphold is not currently connected to my country's banking system?
Uphold is connected to the banking system of many, but not all, countries. Here is current list of countries. Uphold currently supports 34 countries, and Uphold reports that more are on the way.
If your country isn’t on this list, here are some suggestions from Uphold on how to transfer funds from your Uphold account to a bank in your country.
First, please make a request via Uphold to let them know that you’d like them to add support for your country. You can do that by filling out the support request form here. In your request, you should also ask them for a list of exchanges that do serve your country’s banking network.
Next, with that information in hand, you can get an account with such an exchange, get a Bitcoin address for that account, and transfer your funds to that Bitcoin address. From there, you can transfer to your checking account. Note that both Uphold and the exchange you use will employ know-your-customer and anti-money-laundering procedures to verify the origin and destination of your funds.
Unfortunately, there is a downside in terms of fees to this work-around. Here’s an illustrative breakdown of the extra fees so that this process is transparent. Let’s say that you are Canadian, and you determine that the exchange connects to your banking network.
First, Uphold charges a fee to convert from another currency to Bitcoin. According to this schedule, the fee would be $2.99 (the withdrawal via crypto fee) plus 1.05% (the Bitcoin fee, which is higher than the USD fee of 0.65%).
Second, the Bitcoin network will charge a transaction fee.
Third, the destination exchange you select may charge you a fee.
Finally, we would remind you that we are providing the above information for your convenience only, and that you are responsible for complying with applicable legal and regulatory requirements when using an exchange as described above.