Brave, an internet browser that is privacy-focused, added 1,000,000 new users to its site in March during the coronavirus pandemic.
Brave CEO Brendan Eich today tweeted that this number brought the browser’s monthly active user (MAU), to 13.5million, and its daily active user (DAU), to 4.3million.
We will strive to reduce the ratio by meeting your daily-driver Chrome needs. Eich also co-founded Mozilla’s Sync v2 service for all data types and wallet/ledger.
Brave offers also blockchain functionality. It compensates content creators and users in its native Basic Attention Token, (BAT), for viewing online advertisements. A Brave spokesperson told The Block on Thursday that the browser currently has over 530,000 “Verified Publishers.”
The spokesperson said that Brave is looking to grow as users become more aware of Brave’s privacy-by default approach and the benefits of being compensated with Brave Rewards.
In 2017, Brave raised about $35 million under 30 seconds via a sale of its ethereum-based BAT tokens.
UPDATE, April 3, 2013, 12:30 AM: Comments from a Brave spokesperson have been added to this story.