Brave, a Basic Attention Token (BAT) -based privacy-focused web browser, doubled its user base during 2020. According to the shared press release, the monthly active users of the browser increased from 11.6 million to 25.4 million.
By preventing ads and websites from tracking user activity, Brave rewards users with BAT tokens for the interest they choose to show to advertisers. These tokens can be used to reward creators and publishers or converted into other cryptocurrencies through the browser’s embedded wallet.
The browser’s daily active user likewise increased 126 percent from 3.8 million to 8.6 million. On the other hand, the number of approved content producers exceeded 1 million for the first time. These creators receive Basic Attention Token as ad revenue.
Brave Co-Founder and CEO Brave Brendan Eich said the browser’s growing user base indicates that more and more people “want to move away from the surveillance economy.”
“25 million people moved to Brave to protect their privacy and regain control of their browsing experience. Users have realized that a new way to use browsers is just a click away, and in this way they can get away from the surveillance economy and are even rewarded for it.