The Brave browser currently has over 225,000 verified publishers looking to earn through its Basic Attention Token (BAT), according to data from BATGrowth.
Out Brave’s 225,000 verified publishers at pen time, 162,340 are YouTube channels 28,800 are websites, 15,776 are Twitter handles, 12,320 are Twitch streamers, 2,570 are Reddit users, 840 are GitHub accounts, and 390 are Vimeo channels.
This has seen the number of BAT addresses grow to nearly 177,000. Looking at a list of leading Brave browser publishers, we can see there are several incredible names receiving BAT rewards through the cryptocurrency-powered platform.
These include a popular adult website that’s currently ranked 58 on Alexa, video-sharing platform Vimeo, leading UK news outlet The Guardian, privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo, and the non-profit internet archive.
As more and more Brave browser and Basic Attention Token developments are rolled out, the number of verified publishers looking to earn through the ad system is expected to keep on growing. As we’ve seen the number of verified publishers grew 900% in the past 12 months alone.
Earning by Browsing the Web
Brave browsers are, according to various sources, expected to earn more than $5 per month while browsing the web. This means that at the end of the year, users should have around $70 worth of BAT on their wallets, if they choose to hold onto them.
Currently the advertising system has only been rolled out to a few countries, specifically the US, the UK, France, Germany, and Canada. On Brave’s version for developers, the system is already being tested in New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland.
The browser’s team has made it clear they arere looking to expand to Japan and to the rest of Europe by the end of this year, expecting a global rollout in the future. Its expansion depends on advertiser interest and other technical details.