Brave browser exceeds 50 million users and launches cryptocurrency portfolio
The Brave browser is celebrating, and there are several reasons for this, but the main one is the increase in its market share, whose growth has doubled annually since its launch a little over five years ago.
The Brave browser enters 2022 announcing that it has exceeded 50 million users, which may sound like crumbs, but nothing is further from reality for a project with a brilliant mind behind it but without the economic muscle of companies like Google or Microsoft.
After a couple of years of work, in January 2016, the first version of the Brave browser was launched, a new bet based on Chromium, but with a very Mozilla spirit: open source and with user privacy as the main flag. With those, Brave has become one of the most popular among alternative web browsers, even though its first stable version would not arrive until the end of 2019.
Be that as it may, the Brave browser has grown slowly but surely from its inception until now. It enters 2022, doubling its presence for the fifth consecutive year: more than 50 million monthly active users and peaks of more than 15 and a half million users. Active per day. If market trends are confirmed, in one year, it will have surpassed Opera and Firefox in two.
The Brave browser, however, is more than just a standalone application: it revolves around its ecosystem, one that is continually expanding and that has around it services such as a private advertising platform that rewards sites (1.3 million are the sites targeted to date) and users, built-in cryptocurrency portfolio, a video conferencing service, a promising own search engine … And VPN on the way.
But yes, the Brave browser is attractive on its own given its approach to strong protection of personal privacy, including an ad blocker and trackers or built-in support for browsing incognito through the Tor network, all while offering the Same power and compatibility with the web and Chrome browser extensions. Brave is the most Chrome-fond of all the Chromium derivatives.
By the way, coinciding with this announcement, a new version of the Brave browser has been launched, concise in terms of news. Still, we are not before a Microsoft Edge or a Vivaldi to use: Brave is generally conservative in form and substance, with their additives. In this case, the final version of the cryptocurrency portfolio is released, a complete version beyond the management of BATs that users of this type of technology will surely like.
In short, competition in web browsers does exist even when everything that goes up has its roots in Chromium, and the Brave is an excellent example of this. Still, you have not tried? Give it a chance: Brave browser is available for PC (Linux, Mac, Windows) and mobile (Android, iOS).