- Brave browser has recorded a new high in its monthly active users (MAU) to stand at 15.4 million.
- This is a 50% surge since the privacy-oriented browser launched Brave 1.0 back in November 2019.
These figures have been accelerated by the browser's 1.5 million new active monthly users in April and May. Notably, Brave had previously onboarded 1 million users amidst the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in March. The latest summary stats released by Brave has now revealed that the privacy browser market is indeed gaining momentum.
About a year ago, the number of Daily Active Users (DAU) on Brave was a mere 2 million; this has since spiked to 5 million as of press date. The platform continues to attract more numbers given the rising concern on internet browsing privacy. In fact, Brave recently made headlines by beating Zoom to an end-to-end encryption video call service.
Brave has also highlighted that its Ads initiative ‘private-by-design' is yielding good results compared to industry peers. The stats release reads,
“private-by-design Brave Ads brought in 1,530 campaigns since their launch last year (a 255% increase from the 400 campaigns reported in October 2019), and Sponsored Images delivered 25 campaigns since their launch in February 2020.”
Basically, the Ads approach by Brave allows users to watch their preferred content and get rewarded in BAT tokens. It is now supported in 183 countries with popular brands like Amazon, Verizon, PayPal, and QuickBooks already taking advantage of Brave's campaign feature.
Brave's 2020 Highlights
Other than this recent milestone, Brave has had quite a successful year despite the COVID-19 economic effects. Back in February, Brave partnered with Wayback internet machine to reveal lost internet pages. In the crypto space, Brave added Binance exchange widgets to all versions of the privacy-focused browser. This is no surprise given the browser's fundamental history in blockchain tech. If you want to try the Brave Browser for yourself, you can learn more at their official website.