My worries and opinions to BAT (Basic Attention Token)

Image: print screen from BAT

Recently I’m trying to learn about Blockchain related technologies. While I’m trying LikeCoin, my friend told me to check out Basic Attention Token too. At a quick glance, I’ve found the idea of BAT quite interesting.

As Tim Wu written in The Attention Merchants, now everyone’s attention is being mined by advertisers. The advertising industry is digging too deep into everyone’s daily life. Probably Google and Facebook now understand myself more than I do! When I heard about BAT, I like the idea of revamp the online advertising industry and shield user behaviour information from those internet giant. People should have better control about their privacy while enjoying the internet. That may brings us a healthier network, and probably healthier future (because our life will only involved deeper in network when entering IoT era ).

After reading whitepaper and various materials, it seems there is a lot of barriers lying upon BAT. I started to worry that if this project can really achieve its objective. Below are my opinions on this project, wish to share with all of you.





「多謝高總先」,很快就回應了筆者的前文,見《LikeCoin 的 LikeButton 是要取代 Facebook 的 Like button、Twitter 和Instagram 的 ❤️ 等等麼?》。看畢高總的理解,再讀過 LikeCoin 的 白皮書後,筆者有一些新的想法分享一下。




最近有香港的初創公司推出 LikeCoin 加密貨幣,其理念會讓從事網絡創作的人眼睛一亮。與目前流行的 BitCoin 和以太幣不同,LikeCoin 挖礦並不是靠電腦的運算能力,而是靠讀者的讚。LikeCoin 的目標是能夠化讚為賞,網絡上的一個個 Like 可以化爲貨幣,真正打賞創作者。現在 LikeCoin 正在舉辦各種活動,推廣這個新的加密貨幣。筆者與朋友正在一起研究 LikeCoin 的運作,他們也寫了一些文章介紹,所以基本介紹我就跳過了,大家可以看一下影片。