Blockchain browser BRAVE reaches 10 million users in November

in #steemleo9 months ago (edited)

2019 is almost over, the bear crypto market seems to have no end, but BRAVE continues to grow! According to the numbers provided by the company, Brave expanded its base from 8.7 million in October to over 10 million by the end of November!  

Not only that, but Brave saw a 12x increase in new verified publishers! IMO, some of them are definitely leechers, abusing the tokens given freely from fresh installations or whatever and tipping themselves, but growth is growth regardless!

 Just have a quick look over all the publishes joining the project here:

 https://twitter.com/batgrowth 

Most are small everyday guys with a couple hundreds or thousands followers, but every now and then you can see some big names popping, with followers in the millions, like..WIKIPEDIA! I don't think it will be long before all major big names starting to line up as official bat publishers! 

All in all, I think BRAVE is doing pretty good considering how most projects struggle to hold their communities together. Take for example steemit.  At its peak it was according to alexa a 500# site, now it's at #14,227, lol! And it keeps going down!

Certainly the BRAVE guys are doing something correctly, and if 2017 repeats itself, even to a fraction, I can easily see BAT (the official token of BRAVE browser) going over 1-2 $ per piece.Hopefully, till that happens as I am loading myself BAT every day. It's not much, usually a couple dozen pieces a day, from the profits of various bounties I am doing here and there.

I just wish we saw Steemit, or some other steem interface, somehow implementing BAT to reward their users, like Publish0x.com, which is the only steemit-like site that is doing good (at least in regards to traffic) during this bear market!

Are you loading yourself with some BAT yet?

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Sorry for that pun. Had to do it. I don't mean any harm to the brave internetters of the world.

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What is BAT use case, except for tipping publishers?

it's not just for tipping! It's also how advertisers have to pay to get their ads featured on brave. Normally, BRAVE blocks all ads but it has an option if the user opts in, to replace them with BRAVE supported ads. If they do so, they also get a small slice of the advertisting revenue, again in BAT:

Basic Attention Token radically improves the efficiency of digital advertising by creating a new token that can be exchanged between publishers, advertisers, and users. It all happens on the Ethereum blockchain.

The token can be used to obtain a variety of advertising and attention-based services on the BAT platform. The utility of the token is based on user attention, which simply means a person’s focused mental engagement.

via: https://basicattentiontoken.org/

Aha ... so you can run an ads campaign with it?
That makes sense.
Thanks!

Oh and this ...
Do you know the inflation?
How its printed?

No inflation, total is 1.5 billion bat.

One billion BAT was sold. In addition to the tokens sold, we created a development team pool of 200 million tokens. Finally, we created a user growth pool (UGP) of 300 million BAT.

via: https://basicattentiontoken.org/faq/#distribution

The last 300 milion have yet to be distributed fully, they are used for marketing, bounties etc. In a way, you can say those act as inflation, but the max number of tokens is fixed and they will probably be over soonish.

Wow .... need to get some BAT then!

Thanks for all the info!

if you do, try doing some swinging everytime you see a nice pump. Imo, there are whales constantly pumping and dumping it so it's a nice coin to increase your stake during the bear market. It's almost too predictable even for a dummy like me. At least that's what I am doing, i just regret not doing right from the start XD

Store of value and not reliant on SWIFT network for transactions (true for all crypto). Also doesn’t require bank account or KYC unless you want to convert to USD. Pretty basic perks.

BAT is a really cool project and just by researching it, the way we think about ads changes! We should earn something for giving away our attention... it's OUR attention and OUR time!

I think BAT and Steem could work in a kind of symbiotic relationship, BAT used to move the ad cash flow from one place to another and STEEM and the tribe tokens could store that cash flow and distribute it to the whole community, it's already happening on LEO and some other tribes.

I would love to see platforms like Celsius and Nexo accepting BAT deposits, if that happened, hodling BAT would make it so you could earn interest on that BAT and would make the price increase much higher imo.

Ill probably buy some BAT soon. Not that i use Brave or think its better then Chrome but what the hell. It seems to have a product.

Give brave a try. I think you will like it. It's like Chrome with out of the box ad-blocking. And you can instantly move all your history, passwords etc, so the transition takes only a second. Plus, you can make some extra pennies just for browsing as long as you live in one of the countries supported for that feature! If not, still I think it gives a much better experience. I use it from home and phone :)

Brave is currently faster than Chrome now, although it won’t run some things Chrome does (because Chrome is a script slut?)



Hey @trumpman, here is a little bit of BEER from @bluerobo for you. Enjoy it!

I am using brave on my phone and my laptop for almost a year and wouldn't trade for anything else now. Really a great project.

I’ve tipped Wikipedia BAT... I used to use USD to donate to them but it’ll probably be BAT going forward.

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I love Brave! Desktop and mobile version are great!

I think I better get brave!

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