And wondered if we can get some detail on this. It seems to imply BAT is going to be spendable via TAP?
More or less, yes @joshy.
" Soon, users will be able to use BAT for premium content, as well as redeem it for real-world rewards such as hotel stays, restaurant vouchers, and gift cards via TAP Network’s 250,000 brand partners. "
Blog post for the announcement https://brave.com/brave-tap-blockchain/