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 Gemini website, the platform announced they would soon support trading for Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT). Users will be able to deposit BAT into 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.”
The crypto asset associated with the browser can normally be earned by participating in specific activities — for example, opting into viewing ads Brave normally blocks.
Increased traffic on Brave browser during pandemic
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 Brave’s success has been its devotion to user privacy. Touted as a privacy-oriented rival of Google Chrome, the 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.