Brave Browser recently hit a major milestone: 20 million active monthly users, up from 8.7 million the same time last year. The number of active daily users has increased at a similar rate, from 3 million to 7 million.
The number of verified content creators on the Brave platform has comparably expanded from 300,000 last year to nearly 1 million today. Brave is a privacy-focused browser that rewards participants for viewing ads using its Basic Attention Token (BAT). Many users choose to allot some or all of the tokens they earn to content creators across the web. These participants have paid out 26 million BAT to content creators since the project’s inception.
Brave is built on Chromium, the same software base that powers Google’s Chrome and Microsoft’s Edge browsers. This means that Chrome browser extensions work in Brave as well, helping to remove adoption barriers. Brave claims to offer its users much better privacy than its rivals, however. The company has also urged authorities to take action against various tech giants that Brave believes abuse their power to the detriment of users.