The privacy-focused and ad blocker browser, Brave has credited over 3 million monthly active users to its name. With a growing list of verified publishers and BAT user wallets, the founder Brendan Eich is all set to release the Android app as well in coming months.
Aggressively closing on to 5 million monthly active users
The privacy-focused web browser, Brave constantly reaching new targets and expanding its reach in the market. Brendan Eich, the founder of Brave recently took to Twitter to announce the big numbers Brave browser and Basic Attention Token (BAT) is achieving.
@brave passed 3.135M MAU on July 1, over 413K @AttentionToken user wallets, over 18K verified publishers. Average funded wallet balance 57.098071BAT (~$14.10 USD). Driving to pass 5M MAU later this year. Give Brave a try & take a BAT grant (settings/Payments), if you haven’t yet.
— BrendanEich (@BrendanEich) July 4, 2018
Last month, Brave had about 2.8 million users as mentioned by the company in its June blog. Now, as on July 1, it has crossed 3.135 million monthly active users. Apparently, at the beginning of this year i.e. January, this number has been about 1 million. Given the rate these users are growing, the Brave browser will reach its goal of 5 million users before even the year ends. As for the verified publishers, this number has been 16k which has risen to 18K now.
Eich is certainly working on getting people to try out the ad-free browser as part of his comment, States,
“Give Brave a try & take a BAT grant (settings/Payments), if you haven’t yet.”
BAT grant, as per the official website announcement is basically the “$500,000 BAT giveaway per month for browser users, alongside monthly payments to Brave Publishers”.
The grant introduced at the beginning of this month
“which must be used for the benefit of content creators within 90 days come from the User Growth Pool (UGP), a fund of 300 million tokens set up to give users and publishers an incentive to join the BAT platform.”
Brendan Eich: Android app coming soon
Apart from achieving such progressive numbers, Brave is also going to release its Android app in the coming one or two months as revealed by Brendan Eich himself while replying to a user. This has the BAT community elated as a BAT enthusiast commented,
“BAT team keeps delivering and promising more gold in the future, I just love this project and the team behind it!”
About 15 days back, Brave Browser also launched user trials for the Opt-in ads that reward viewers. This voluntary testing of ad model is only for user trials for now which will later be shown directly in the browser allowing the user to receive 70% of the gross ad revenue while preserving their privacy.
With comments like “Great work! Can’t wait until the attention token ads are live!” and “I ditched google chrome for Brave browser. I tried bat payments to support my fav sites” from BAT enthusiasts, surely shows the devotion and excitement of BAT community.
At the time of writing, Basic Attention Token (BAT) has been down by 3.23 percent at $0.245 as per Coinmarketcap. At 50th position, BAT holds a market cap of $245 million while managing the daily trading volume of $2.57 million.
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