Archive.org has given the Brave project and its Basic Attention Token (BAT) a special shout out in a recent blog post, saying that what was once a “fun experiment” has evolved into something more serious that hints at a future where the internet isn’t driven by advertisements.
The post describes how, following signing up as a Brave creator, the idea took off,
Two years ago, this seemed like a fun experiment. A way for the Internet Archive to support a like-minded tech organization, and at the very least, try out something new. This experiment, turns out, has amounted to something far more significant. And worth sharing. Last week, we hooked up our cryptocurrency wallet to our Brave creator account. Those tiny micropayments that Brave users had tossed into the Archive’s virtual tip jar had accumulated, growing into more than 9k Brave Attention Tokens (BAT) – the equivalent of $2500 USD!
Brave launched its tipping service late last year, and users can support their favorite content creators, and tip people on platforms like Twitter and Reddit.
Brave and BAT Continues to Receive Praise
The Brave browser and the Basic Attention Token has been the subject of a lot of attention in the past few months, as the likes of Larry Sanger, the co-founder of Wikipedia, has made a post that champions the Brave browser and argues against using Google Chrome.
As far as adoption and active use is concerned, the browser has been doing phenomenally well – the browser is seeing over 5.5 million monthly active users. Well-known publication LA Times has also joined the verified publishers list.