While the crypto market drops in price, the crypto-focused Brave browser just keeps gaining popularity. The Basic Attention Token (BAT) flagship product has become the browser of choice for many cryptocurrency enthusiasts.
The open-source project is offering a product that hopes to revolutionize how people use the internet. According to its mission statement “Brave is on a mission to fix the web. It is much more than a browser, Brave is a new way of thinking about how the web works.”
The platform is achieving this by using an innovative system which blocks scripts, advertisements, and trackers. The browser also has a system where users can reward their favorite content publishers using the BAT crypto coin.
Add the fact that the browser intends to be 8x faster and considers user security a priority and it’s easy to see why the platform is gaining mass popularity.
Recently, Brendan Eich, the CEO of BAT and the Brave projects, took to Twitter to reveal how the product is performing. He said that the browser currently hosts 4 million active users per month. The platform also has over 26,000 individual publisher accounts. Its Android version has over 10 million downloads.
Four million may seem insignificant when compared to the numbers posted by Google Chrome and its peers, however, it shows early interest in the game-changing environment Brave offers.
“We will step on the gas with brave-core + BAT on mobile this fall, get past 5M easily by EOY, >= 12M next, adding BAT ad deals to token grants, making good on the promise of Basic attention token economics.”
This might seem like an overly ambitious goal but there is a reason to be optimistic about the project. Recently Coinbase revealed they were considering adding the BAT token on its platform. If this move happens we can expect to see the popularity of Brave surge higher.
Basil has three years of freelance experience writing on disruptive technologies. He focuses on breaking news and education pieces; helping to spread the gospel of Blockchain. He hopes to have his own blockchain company one day; helping the world through its innovative ledger technology