According to Android app aggregator AppBrain.com, the Brave browser is now the most frequently downloaded browser in Japan. This is the first time in history that such a claim can be said of the Brave browser. This is a strong indicator of momentum, and is only expected to increase as ads are rolled out in Japan and other countries later this year.
Among competitors, Brave has advanced 11 positions (with a total of 2 million monthly downloads in Japan alone), whereas Firefox and Chrome have dropped 1 and 11 positions, respectively.
By all measures, Brave is on a tear lately. Here a few growth and adoption stats:
- Advertiser growth
- On May 6th, there were 1,300 waitlisted advertisers.
- Just yesterday (8/29), there were 6,000 waitlisted advertisers.
- This is ~500% growth in less than 4 months!
- User growth
- Publisher growth
Since user growth is almost certainly the bottleneck (given the advertiser waitlist mentioned above), this could spell good news for BAT, the integrated rewards token.