Various confusions about token velocity have been circulating in the blockchain community. The idea is that somehow slowing token velocity will increase the fiat exchange rate for the token. I was asked to look into this, and this paper is the result. TLDR, this statement is false.

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.