The Basic Attention Token Timeline

From raising $36M in less than 30 seconds to partnerships with leading publishers and YouTube stars, here’s the highlight reel for the first year of BAT.
May 2018
Brave Experiences Strong Growth in Key Performance Indicators

Brave Experiences Strong Growth in Key Performance Indicators

2.4M monthly active users. Over 400,000 BAT wallets. Over 16,000 verified publishers including 11,000+ YouTube channels with over 180M subscribers.

May 2018
Ongoing Million Dollar Referral Program for Publishers and Creators

Ongoing Million Dollar Referral Program for Publishers and Creators

We’re giving away $1 million in tokens to creators who get their audience to switch to the Brave browser. Creators get 5 USD in tokens for each user you bring.. continue reading

May 2018
Partnership with TownSquare Media

Partnership with TownSquare Media

Brave and Townsquare Media, Inc., which owns and operates a large portfolio of digital brands focused on music and entertainment, announced that they are partnering to enable Townsquare to re-engage.. continue reading

April 2018
Brave Partners with YouTube Stars Bart Baker and Philip DeFranco

Brave Partners with YouTube Stars Bart Baker and Philip DeFranco

Baker and DeFranco, who respectively have over 10 million and 6 million YouTube subscribers, have clearly voiced the challenges they face as creators on YouTube are subjected to arbitrary demonetization.. continue reading

April 2018
BAT & Brave Announce Partnership with Dow Jones Media Group

BAT & Brave Announce Partnership with Dow Jones Media Group

Privacy web browser Brave Software and Dow Jones Media Group have announced a partnership aimed at bringing premium content to new audiences and testing blockchain technology usage in digital publishing.

March 2018
Brave Reaches 2 Million Monthly Active Users

Brave Reaches 2 Million Monthly Active Users

Brave surpasses 2 million monthly active users with plans to issue more BAT grants so the growing user base can reward more creators (including over 11,000 Brave-verified publishers and content creators).

March 2018
Brave Expands BAT Platform to Twitch

Brave Expands BAT Platform to Twitch

Twitch users will be able to make some money in a new way. On March 1 we expanded the BAT payment system to Twitch.tv. This follows a successful launch of the.. continue reading

February 2018
Brave Launches Million Dollar Referral Program

Brave Launches Million Dollar Referral Program

The primary part of our Million Dollar referral program gets distributed to online publishers and content material creators.

January 2018
The 1 Million Dollar BAT Giveaway is Launched

The 1 Million Dollar BAT Giveaway is Launched

Brave announces that it is giving away $1 million in promotional Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) on a first-come basis. Browser users can claim the grants to support their favorite websites, content creators,.. continue reading

December 2017
Brave and DuckDuckGo Partner to Improve Privacy

Brave and DuckDuckGo Partner to Improve Privacy

To combat invasive online search tracking, Brave integrates with DuckDuckGo, providing users with a simple way to ensure privacy.

December 2017
Brave Reaches 1 Million Monthly Users

Brave Reaches 1 Million Monthly Users

Brave surpasses 1 million monthly active users soon after expanding the BAT platform to YouTube.

November 2017
Brave Expands BAT Platform to YouTube

Brave Expands BAT Platform to YouTube

YouTube viewers can either distribute contributions based on the time they spend viewing material or by “pinning” a set amount for a particular channel. Previously, the BAT could only be.. continue reading

October 2017
BAT Integrates into Brave Payments

BAT Integrates into Brave Payments

The Basic Attention Token is integrated into Brave Payments which allows users to reward publishers by “pinning” specific amounts to them or by allowing the browser to automatically and anonymously.. continue reading

September 2017
Growing the Global BAT Community

Growing the Global BAT Community

The BAT community grows to over 40 regional groups and the Brave CEO presents at Facebook headquarters.

August 2017
BAT Supported on Uphold

BAT Supported on Uphold

Uphold members were able to hold, send, and convert BAT within their Uphold wallet, in addition to the fiat and crypto currencies Uphold already supports.

July 2017
Brave Surpasses 500,000 Monthly Users

Brave Surpasses 500,000 Monthly Users

Brave reached over 500,000 monthly active users shortly after finalizing their token sale.

May 2017
BAT Sale Raises $36M in Less Than 30 Seconds

BAT Sale Raises $36M in Less Than 30 Seconds

The latest token sale on Ethereum’s network is over almost as quickly as it started. The Basic Attention Token from Brave Browser raised some $36 million worth of eth in.. continue reading

March 2017
BAT Project Announced to the World

BAT Project Announced to the World

A new blockchain-based digital advertising platform using an innovative, Ethereum-based token of utility called the Basic Attention Token (BAT).

January 2017
Brave Surpasses 250,000 Monthly Users

Brave Surpasses 250,000 Monthly Users

Brave reaches over 250,000 monthly active users about one year after launching.

September 2016
Introduction of Brave Payments

Introduction of Brave Payments

Once a user enables Brave Payments, the Brave browser automatically and anonymously keeps track of the publisher sites each user visits. The more times that a user visits a site,.. continue reading

August 2016
Brave Raises Seed Capital

Brave Raises Seed Capital

Brave raises a seed round of investment from leading venture capital firms and angel investors. Participating in the round are Founders Fund, Propel Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital, Digital.. continue reading

January 2016
Brave Launches

Brave Launches

Much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works. Brave is open source, and built by a team of privacy focused, performance oriented.. continue reading

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.