Brave browser, a Chromium-based web browser with an interesting feature set and business model, that was launched back in 2016 has been doing very well in the past twelve months. According to statistics provided by Brave itself, monthly active users have more than doubled from 8.7 million 12 months ago to 20.5 million today.
As far as daily active users are concerned, that figure did increase from 3 million last year to 7 million daily active users as of today. Both numbers increased by 2.3 times in the span of a year.
Brave launched version 1.0 of the web browser a year ago and that launch seems to have fueled the user growth of the browser. The Android version of the browser is one of the top rated web browsers on Google Play -- Brave states that it is the best rated browser, but the sheer size of available mobile browsers makes it difficult to verify.
A quick comparison with the major browsers Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Vivaldi confirms that Brave for Android has the best rating of all the browsers mentioned.
Brave browser ships with a native ad-blocker and promise that the company that is behind the browser does not turn its users into a product. The browser uses the cryptocurrency Basic Attention Token to earn revenue; this is done by allowing users to opt-in to advertisement and to receive BAT currency in return for doing so. Publishers, website operators, receive their share of the ad revenue as well, and so does the Brave company.
Financials have improved significantly in this regard in the past twelve months as well. Verified creators rose from 300,000 last year to 972,000 today. Brave displayed more than 2 billion ads to this day with an average click-through rate of 9% according to the company.
Brave browser has more than doubled its daily and monthly active users, and that impacted other metrics such as BAT currency that has been generated and paid out.
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