Brave browser adds 1.5 million monthly active users in April and May

Privacy-focused internet browser Brave added 1.5 million monthly active users (MAU) in April and May.

Founded in 2015, Brave is an open-source web browser that aims to protect users’ privacy by blocking ads and website trackers. The browser has experienced consistent growth, surpassing 10 million MAU in Nov. 2019. As last reported, Brave had 13.5 million MAU and 4.3 daily active users (DAU) in the month of March.

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According to the latest statistics provided by the firm, Brave maintained its strong momentum of growth and saw a total of 15 million MAU and 5 million DAU in May. 

Additionally, the firm reported significant progress with its Brave Ads program, which rewards users in the form of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for voluntarily watching ads content from partner brands. From Oct. 2019 to May 2020, the number of advertisement campaigns supported by Brave Ads grew from 400 to 1530. Brands including Verizon, Chipotle and PayPal have all recently joined the program.

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