Brave Open Source Blockchain Web Browser Sees 10 Million Downloads
Open Source Web Browser, Brave Reaches 10 Million Downloads!
A recent tweet shared by Brave Software has uncovered yet another milestone the firm has attained. Since the launch of Brave, a total of 10 million downloads have been made through Google Play. This particular browser is unique as it not only focuses on one’s web surfing experience, but also prevents advertisements from further ruining it. Most importantly, content creators and regular users get compensated for their contributions (i.e. through Basic Attention Token or BAT).
By the looks of the tweet, which was published on Friday, August 24, the Brave browser app holds ninth position in being the top free communication, which alone says a great deal about its popularity.
Thrilled that Brave for @Android now has over 10 million downloads! 😍 Thank you to our users for choosing to browse faster and safer, and for valuing privacy protection! https://t.co/ME6ZkOYfLx pic.twitter.com/nBmpMFEcBa
— Brave Software (@brave) August 24, 2018
According to CCN, Brave gained a lot of attention from the very beginning. In particular, the privacy-based web browser managed to raise nearly $36 million in as little as 30 seconds since its Initial Coin Offering (ICOs) was set to commence. Moving forward, the brand managed to secure partnership with well-established news publisher, Dow Jones Media Group, with the goal to offer “media group content” to those who download the app at the beginning of time.
The BAT Platform belongs to Brave and it too has since gained cooperation from Barron’s and MarketWatch, both of which play a significant role as publishers. The Senior Vice President of Barron, Daniel Bernard was quoted by TechCrunch back in April as having formed the alliance due to the companies’ shared values and the former’s interest in exploring “new and emerging technologies that can be used to build quality customer services.”
Many YouTubers are said to have earned a whole lot more with Brave than another other web browser, as it is all for content creators and focuses less on “ad-based models”.
An example of a YouTuber, DeFranco’s experience with Brave as early as April 2018 was provided by CCN and it appears like the former considers Brave as being “such a fantastic product that creates a cleaner, faster, and secure browsing experience.” DeFranco also added how the team behind Brave considers the larger picture and how each party can be optimally supported.
Many Twitter users have since congratulated Brave in their achievement, and it seems like the web browser has built a strong user base. Here are what some people had to say:
Pierre Fleitz @FlietPierre
“Won’t go back to Chrome or Mozilla anymore. Great job.”
“Once you go Brave you don’t go back.”