After Signing $100M Spotify Deal, Joe Rogan Reveals He Uses Brave’s Crypto Privacy Browser
Popular podcast host, Joe Rogan, has given Brave browser a significant market boost after mentioning he uses this privacy-focused platform. He was interviewing Reggie Watts, a musician, and comic when the two started discussing privacy in modern-day apps such as Instagram and Facebook.
“If you want to use Instagram or if you want to use Facebook, you're getting tracked,” said Rogan.
According to him, there is so much value in knowing the details of a person's whereabouts, interests, and communication. He went on to say that big tech companies like Google are facing lawsuits as expensive as $5 billion for tracking clients without consent. Watt agreed with Rogan's point of view in privacy and noted that he would do everything to protect himself,
“I'm going to do everything I can to protect myself.”
He also brought up the Brave browser as his go-to platform for viewing sponsored ads while avoiding tracking. Interestingly, Rogan concurred with the artist and acknowledged he also uses the Brave browser or its counterpart, Duck Duck Go. Watt, however, said that he finds the latter to be a bit boring since the “the search engine sucks”.
Brave's Validation Value
This privacy-centric browser has been on the rise onboarding new users in recent months. We reported earlier this week that the platform hit a 15 million mark in monthly active users while its daily user numbers surged to 5 million. Notably, the platform's Ads initiative has also recorded a significant increase of 255% with prominent brands such as PayPal and Verizon subscribing to the campaign.
With Rogan's mention, Brave might be on course to disrupt the 60% market share dominated by Google even more. The Joe Rogan Experience podcast enjoys a subscription of 8.6 million on YouTube and recently made headlines in a $100 million Spotify deal. This milestone will see the podcast migrate to Spotify exclusively later in 2020. At around 190 million downloads on a monthly basis, the mention will likely favor the Brave browser as both projects seek to expand their footprints.