Privacy-preserving web browser Brave, which is fueled by its own cryptocurrency – BAT – has hit a prestigious milestone that speaks of an evolving internet population. Brave now boasts more than 8 million monthly active users as well as 290,000 Brave Verified Publishers who have been receiving BAT.
The reason that this milestone is so important is that it is indicative of an internet population that is looking to change the status quo. Emerging knowledge of the way in which data is mined, stored and sold off without the knowledge or input of those creating it has led to a revolution.
Users are no longer wishing to be the product, and are valuing their privacy far more than before. More so, in regards to cryptocurrency, BAT has proven to be a legitimate use case in regards to micro tipping along internet platforms.
The increase in users is correlated to the increase in publishers; 200,000 of 290,000 are YouTube creators, 33,000 are website publishers or creators, 15,000 are Twitch streamers, and since the announcement for Twitter tipping on August 1st, 28,000 accounts have joined to receive BAT.
It is a self-perpetuating cycle. With more users of Brave, there are more chances to receive the token through micro tipping, boosting the number of publishers that want in. With the phenomenon growing, it shows that users are interested in all the Brave has to offer.
While Brave may not be a direct blockchain or cryptocurrency company, they certainly have managed to integrate its use into their operations seamlessly. More than that, however, they have managed to find a viable and functional use case.
For this reason, BAT is actually trading in the green today, up a substantial 12 percent on a day that has been filled with mixed results for the rest of the market.
More growth from Brave has seen an increase in Ad campaigns, with the likes of companies on the magnitude of Intel using the platform for Intel Gamer Days 2019, which included leveraging Brave Ads as a social driver to reward participation for spreading the word about the upcoming Gamer Days events.
Brave may be breaking major milestones for the company. However, these are still rather small numbers in regards to active internet users. That being said, this could be the beginning of something rather large down the line as the age of privacy and internet data preservation – as well cryptocurrencies – fast approaches.