Basic Attention Token Roadmap
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In January 2016, Brave launched the first version of Brave Browser with a built in ad-blocking feature. With Brave user's browsing data is kept private, with third party trackers being automatically blocked. By August 2016, the company had received at more than $7 million in funding from prominent venture firms.
Brave is publishing frequently a Transparency Report
BAT's total supply is 1.5 billion tokens, all created at launch and allocated as follows:
Brave already has an anonymized ledger system for making donations and payments to publishers based on user attention. The secure vault using the ANONIZE algorithm to ensure customer privacy is an important piece of the BAT ecosystem which is already in place and deployed in Brave. Brave is already measuring user attention at the browser and distributing donations to the publishers using this system.Pre-1.0 BAT
BAT wallet integrated with the Brave browser. Verification and transactions to be handled by Brave’s internal Zero Knowledge Proof (ZKP) ledger system to protect individual user anonymity from advertisers, publishers and third parties. Ad inventory will be valued, and transactions will be calculated from reported Basic Attention Metric (BAM) data.1.0 BAT
Make the transfer and verification process entirely distributed on Ethereum using a state channel scheme with zero knowledge proof protocol for ensuring user privacy. Add alternate BAM metrics based on advertiser feedback. This will allow for full user privacy as well as a decentralized audit trail for advertisers, users and publishers to ensure they received correct payments for the advertising delivered through the BAT network.Post-1.0 BAT
Brave uses its Basic Attention Token (BAT) to drive revenue. Originally incorporated in Delaware as Hyperware Labs, Inc. in 2015, the company later changed its name to Brave Software, Inc. and registered in California, where it is headquartered.
By August 2016, the company had received at least US$7 million in angel investments from venture capital firms, including Peter Thiel's Founders Fund, Propel Venture Partners, Pantera Capital, Foundation Capital, and the Digital Currency Group.
In November 2019, Brave launched an ad network which returns a 70 percent revenue share to users. The initial advertisements were coming from partners like Vice, Home Chef, ConsenSys, Ternio BlockCard, MyCrypto, and eToro.
Alltough there is a iOS and a Android Version based on Electron since 2015/2016 with good growth, also some working Desktop Prototypes, the Team decidedat at the End of 2016 to Switch to Chrome Engine and bringing development together under Brave-Core starting early 2017. Read the Announcment2017
In June 2018, Brave released a pay-to-surf test-version of the browser. This version of Brave came preloaded with approximately 250 ads, and sent a detailed log of the user's browsing activity to Brave for the short-term purpose of testing this functionality. Brave announced that expanded trials would follow. Later that month Brave added support for Tor in its desktop browser's private-browsing mode.2018
Users of the Brave browser can opt in to the Brave Rewards feature, which sends BAT micropayments to websites and content creators. Site owners and creators must first register with Brave as a publisher.
Users can choose to earn BAT by viewing advertisements which are displayed as notifications by the operating system of their computer or device. In addition or alternatively, users can buy or sell BAT through Brave's relationship with Uphold Inc., a digital currency exchange operator.
Brave launched its stable release, version 1.0, on 13 November 2019, while having 10 million monthly active users overall by now. Read more about The Road to Brave 1.0 here13 November 2019
Claiming its 10 Million monthly Users record and doubling its daily Active Users in the last 12 Months in late December 2019, Brave Browser and the Basic Attention Token ecosystem continue to grow. 19% more Users after Brave Browser 1.0
In late November the Brave Foundation is reaching another milestone for the Project: 20 Million monthly Active Users and 7 Million Daily Active Users are enjoying the Work of the Brave Team, again doubling its Userbase over the last Year.
Until Today, more then a Year after Brave 1.0 there are:
In the 2020/2021 Bullrun BAT is quite at First but starts a stable Growth at the beginning of 2021. Lets see if we can reach old ATHs again. With all the recent Releases from BAT Ecosystem it will be interesting to see how the Project Develops in the Future.
Bat to see!2021