How to Buy Basic Attention Token (BAT)
Unsatisfied with your current web browsing experience? If so, you may find the Brave browser to be a powerful tool for change.
Once installed, you’ll be able to buy Basic Attention Token (BAT), a cryptocurrency that lets you reward the media outlets and content creators you enjoy, all with an ad-free experience.
That’s the big idea behind BAT, a cryptocurrency launched on Ethereum (ETH) by Brave, the startup that created the Brave browser.
With the Brave browser, users are rewarded BAT when they view ad content, publishers gain a new revenue stream and advertisers can be assured their ads are viewed by a willing audience.
Of course, you don’t have to buy BAT to use the Brave browser, but doing so is essential to helping Brave toward its goal of creating a new kind of model for digital advertising.
Ready to get started?
Not sure yet why you’d want to buy BAT? Feel free to read our ‘What is Basic Attention Token?’ guide, which offers a more extensive breakdown of its technology and vision.
If you just want to start buying BAT right away, click the button below to begin.
Why buy BAT?
Popular websites can be so cluttered with ads, it can be challenging to read and engage with content you enjoy. But you don’t have to become a crusader for a better internet to buy BAT.
You may want to buy BAT if you want to
- Diversify your long-term investment strategy
- Invest in Ethereum-based projects and tokens
- Reward content creators and media outlets
- Start earning BAT for watching online advertisements
- Use the Brave browser to its fullest capabilities.
Where can I buy BAT?
There are a number of ways to buy BAT. However, many find that it is easiest to purchase it through a trusted global exchange like Kraken.
Aside from offering the lowest fees in the industry, Kraken is constantly rated one of the most secure and trusted crypto exchanges in the world. This matters because if you lose the private key to your BAT, it can be challenging if not impossible to recover your funds.
At Kraken, we take security seriously, with tested technology and rigorous procedures designed to safeguard funds. We don’t cut corners when it comes to security, and neither should you.
How much BAT can I buy?
Looking to buy BAT on a budget? Don’t worry, Kraken offers a minimum order size of 30 BAT to help you gain exposure to a variety of assets.
Of course, you can also execute larger BAT buy orders as well. It wouldn’t be out of the ordinary for larger traders to purchase or trade 100,000 BAT or more on Kraken.
How to buy BAT on Kraken
Sign up for a Kraken account.
Provide an email address, choose a username, and pick a strong, secure password.
Complete the verification process
After providing information such as your name, date of birth, country and phone number, you can buy BAT with cryptocurrencies like LTC and DASH.
In order to use cash (i.e. USD or EUR) however, you’ll need to provide additional supporting documents verifying your identity. Read about our verification levels.
Deposit cash or cryptocurrency
You can fund your account in a number of ways. How you do so will depend upon your location and preferences.
Once your account is funded with cash, you’re ready to buy BAT. You’ll also get access to our advanced charting tools, 24-hour global client support and margin* and futures trading**. All of these features are why millions of global traders love Kraken.
*Availability of margin trading services is subject to certain limitations and eligibility criteria.
**Trading futures, derivatives and other instruments using leverage involves an element of risk and may not be suitable for everyone. Read Kraken’s risk disclosure to learn more.
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Trading is really pretty simple! If you have any questions about buying BAT, let us know. Our support staff is online all day, every day, ready to help.
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Where to keep your BAT
Once you buy BAT, you’ll need somewhere to safely store your cryptocurrency.
Kraken is secure, but it’s always safest to store your BAT in a wallet, a software or hardware device that stores the public and private keys required to make crypto transactions.
There are many types of BAT wallets available. Mobile and web wallets can make transactions easy, while hardware wallets are perhaps best suited for secure, long-term storage.
Kraken is not a wallet service
When choosing a crypto wallet for your BAT, first spend some time thinking about what you plan to do with your tokens to find a wallet that fits your needs.
It is important to note that Kraken is an exchange service and not a wallet service. So while we allow our clients to hold BAT in their accounts, we highly encourage you to separate your BAT holdings into multiple wallets.
Start buying BAT
Ready to take the next step? Click the button below to buy BAT on Kraken today!