The first browser powered by cryptocurrencies, the Brave Browser, recently surpassed four million active daily users according to new reports. The co-founder and chief executive of Brave and the former CEO of Mozilla, recently tweeted that Brave has 12.2 million monthly users. As such, roughly 30% of the monthly users at Brave utilize the browser on a daily basis.
Meanwhile, previous reports in the blockchain news showed that Brave has seen a steady increase in the number of its publishers. There have been nearly 447,000 publishers participating in the Brave network.
12.2M MAU / 4M DAU — we will put on https://t.co/stKtfDgV01 so I don’t have to remember to tweet ;-).
— BrendanEich (@BrendanEich) March 5, 2020
Over half of Brave’s publishers operate on YouTube with 268,600 which is up by 560% from the 40,390 users one year ago. The next largest segment of publishers operate on Twitter with 52,150, despite the program launching last year, followed by website publishers with 45,400 which is up by 220% from 14,100 last March. Twitch and Reddit publishers come next, with 33,000 (Twitch) and 30,700 (Reddit) creators gained in less than one year.
Currently, there are 10,550 and 6,660 publishers on Github and Vimeo. There are no Brave publishers operating on SoundCloud. However, with only 254, 327 BAT addresses, it would appear that a lot of individual publishers are operating multiple publisher accounts.
Brave campaigns are currently active in 68 different countries. The browser is free, boasting in-built ad and tracker blocking which saw its first public release during the month of January in 2016. Despite the ad blocker of the browser, users can opt into Brave’s ad campaign to earn the company’s native token which is the Basic Attention Token (BAT) in exchange for viewing ads.
The Brave browser’s users can also choose to make donations or regular contributions in the form of BAT to their favorite content creators who have signed up to the publisher program. Only last month, Brave filed a submission with the United Kingdom consumer protection bureau to accuse it of failing to enforce regulations which would inhibit Google’s ability to mass collect data on its citizens. In an interview with the media, the chief policy and industry relations officer at Brave, Johnny Ryan, described Google’s real time ad bidding as comprising “the biggest data breach in the world.”
On February 25, Brave integrated Wayback Machine to allow its users to access archived versions of web pages through the browser itself.
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