Brave’s Privacy Browser Adds 1 Million New Users in March Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic
Brave privacy browser recorded more than a million new users in March. This is a pretty substantial number considering at the beginning of March, they had just crossed over 12.2 million monthly active users with 4.4 million being daily active users.
The open-sourced platform has been gaining a steady market share in recent months. Now that the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is forcing more people to work from home, Brave’s numbers are skyrocketing given the current awareness in data protection.
1M+ new users in March. Go @Brave 🚀
— Des Martin (@dessie_martin) April 1, 2020
According to a tweet by the firm’s Head of Marketing, Des Martins, Brave has performed pretty well in the last month. He further expressed his optimism about Brave’s innovations;
“Very lucky to be part of an awesome team with a game changing product.”
Based on the increased internet traffic, other social platforms such as Zoom, Slack, and Houseparty have also added more than a million new users. This statistic may grow even bigger depending on the value proposition and utility of these platforms over time. Brave’s cutting edge, especially in privacy and security (unlike Google), is likely to see the browser sustain and even scale its range of products.
Notably, Brave is also a prominent stakeholder in the blockchain and crypto space. They launched the Brave Attention Token (BAT) ICO in 2017 which sold $35 million worth of the native tokens within a minute. This crypto-asset enables Brave users to contribute or leverage available resources in a bid to grow the ecosystem as well.
Apart from this recent milestone, Brave has made significant moves since the year began. They recently teamed up with Binance on an in-browser crypto trading initiative; this move is expected to enable smooth digital currency transactions while operating on Brave. On the internet services, Brave has advanced its utility through a partnership with Wayback Machine which allows users to access lost internet pages.
You can download the Brave Privacy Browser here.