Crypto-friendly web browser Brave’s fan base keeps increasing, the latest being podcast host Joe Rogan and musician Reggie Watts.
Rogan mentioned Brave during the most recent episode of his Joe Rogan Experience podcast. His episode guest Watts said that he will sometimes use privacy-centric Brave to explore products from sponsored ads without worrying about his browsing being tracked.
Rogan said he uses Brave, as well as fellow privacy-focused browser DuckDuckGo. Watts said he also uses DuckDuckGo, but that “the search engine sucks on it”.
Brave reported having 15 million monthly active users (MAUs), with 5.3 million people using it daily. That MAU tally has spiked 50% since December 2019, suggesting that many more people are giving the browser a chance.
Not only does Brave put privacy at the forefront by not tracking your browsing data and providing ample security tools, but it also awards users Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for viewing ads from trusted partners. BAT can then be distributed to your favorite websites, either monthly or as one-off tips, and eventually, users will be able to import it to external wallets and spend it on premium features and content.