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In my last post, I talked about some of the biggest Brave Publishers on the web, including influential names like Jeff Bezos, Phillip DeFranco, VICE, Wikipedia, and more.
Today, we'll be looking at the growth curve of the Brave Publisher program as a whole, and what that means for the future of Brave and BAT. (Spoiler: it's a good thing.)
Current Brave Publishers by the numbers:
As usual, YouTube continues to dominate the Brave Publisher market, followed by Twitter, Reddit, and good old fashioned websites.
Something I'm excited to keep an eye on is the upcoming addition of Soundcloud to this list of BAT-tipping-friendly platforms. (Brave CEO Brendan Eich has been hinting this addition for many months now, so it's just a matter of time before we see it added.)
Artists are beginning to realize the benefits of crypto and blockchain for their income, and I could see Soundcloud users being especially excited about this opportunity. Will Soundcloud Publisher numbers challenge the likes of YouTube, Reddit, and Twitter in terms of Publisher signups? I personally think it'll take several months for it to gain the traction of Twitter, Reddit, and Twitch, but it could easily pass Vimeo and GitHub once your Soundcloud rapper friend from high school catches wind of it.
Parabolic growth taking shape in Brave Publishers program?
As far as the aggregate Publisher growth between ALL the above platforms, we've got some exciting trends forming by any standards.
Above, we see the current rate of growth in the Brave Publishers program since the beginning of 2020 (courtesy of Brave's transparency page).
Folks, I'm no statistician...but I like this line. I like it very much. It's very...upward.
If I had to guess, I'd say it's no coincidence that Publisher growth started to really take off right around the time that Joe Rogan revealed that Brave is his go-to browser during his podcast back in June. Being the largest podcast on earth, with several million listeners tuning in...that was a BIG freaking milestone.
So, what does this mean for Brave & BAT?
In short, it means that demand is continuing to grow at an exponential rate for the BAT token ecosystem, which is an extremely exciting sign for the future of the project.
As a quick economics refresher, Increase in demand + limited supply = increase in BAT price. And what have we been seeing on the charts lately?
It's no wonder why we've seen a huge run from the $BAT price in the last couple weeks, but all signs are pointing toward this being just the tip of the iceberg.
Stay hyped, friends. Exciting times are ahead!
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