Brave, the open-source pay-to-surf browser, will soon have more options for trading its signature token. In April 6 blog post on the official Gemini website, the platform announced they would soon support trading for Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT).
We are excited to announce that beginning Friday, April 24th at 9:30am ET you will be able to deposit @AttentionToken into your Gemini account with #trading to follow soon thereafter! Learn more about $BAT and our #listing announcement on our blog⬇️https://t.co/VcNtPoQNar — Gemini (@Gemini) April 6, 2020
Users will be able to deposit BAT in their Gemini accounts starting on April 24th at 9:30 AM EST, with trading to begin “soon thereafter”:
“BAT is the sixth digital asset available for trading on the Gemini platform, joining Bitcoin, Ether, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, and Zcash. We will be offering USD, BTC, and ETH trading pairs for BAT on both our continuous order book and our automated block trading system.”
Basic Attention Token or BAT, the crypto asset associated with the brave browser can normally be earned by participating in specific activities, for example, opting into viewing ads Brave normally blocks.
With much of the world limiting their exposure to COVID-19 through self-quarantine measures, Brave has seen a spike in its number of users. Head of Marketing Des Martin reported on April 1 that more than one million new people had logged into the browser in March alone.
Part of the reason for the Brave browser’s success has been its devotion to user privacy. Touted as a privacy-oriented rival of Google Chrome, the Brave browser’s efforts to protect individuals’ data have seen their number of users double from 2018 to 2019.
Its tokens are nearly as popular among users, with the browser selling $35 million worth of BAT in less than a minute for a 2017 initial coin offering.