Privacy-focused internet browser Brave added 1 million new users in March amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“We will work on getting ratio smaller by meeting all your Chrome user daily-driver needs. Sync v2 for all data types + wallet/ledger too,” said Eich, who also co-founded the Mozilla project.
Brave also offers blockchain functionality and compensates content creators, users, and advertisers in its native Basic Attention Token (BAT) for viewing online ads. A Brave spokesperson told The Block on Thursday that the browser currently has over 530,000 "Verified Publishers."
"We're looking forward to more growth in the coming months as more and more users are becoming aware of Brave's privacy-by-default approach, as well as the benefits of getting compensated for their attention with Brave Rewards," the spokesperson added.
In 2017, Brave raised about $35 million under 30 seconds via a sale of its ethereum-based BAT tokens.
UPDATE (April 3, 12:30 AM): This story has been updated to include comments from a Brave spokesperson.