Number of Verified Brave Rewards Publishers Reportedly Grew 900% in 12 Months

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The number of verified publishers on the Brave Rewards program has reportedly gone up by more than 1,500% in the last 12 months, from around 18,900 to over 210,000.

According to data from BATGrowth, as one user on Reddit pointed out, the browser’s publisher numbers have grown by a factor of 9 since July of last year, when they were at around 13,500.

Back in July of last year, the browser had a total of 12,900 YouTube Channels, 976 Twitch steamers, and 5,000 websites verified, while now the numbers stand at 157,400 YouTube channels, 12,000 Twitch streamers, and 28,100 websites.

A list of the largest publishers on the website according to their Alexa rank shows that some of the biggest websites in the world already signed up to receive Basic Attention Token (BAT) rewards with the platform. These include search engine DuckDuckGo, TheGuardian, and WikiHow.

Brave Rewards creators are rewarded with a specific amount of BAT tokens according to the amounts allocated by their users. They can also receive BAT tips.

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The Brave browser itself has seen its user count rise to the millions in the last few months, partly thanks to its built-in adblocker an anti-tracking features. While some use the browser to browse the web safely and privately, others are in it for the tokens.

The Brave Ads program sees the browser reward users for seeing ads that don’t track them with BAT. Currently the feature is only available in a few countries, although a rollout to all of Europe is expected in the near future.

In the latest Nightly version of the browser, users are even able to cash out their tokens if they verify their identities:

Some speculate that the price of BAT will grow to as much as $10 thanks to demand from advertisers, while others believe users selling the tokens they earn from ads will see their price drop significantly.

Mati Greenspan, a senior market analyst at eToro, noted that “increased use of the network should translate directly into higher valuations for the token,” while other experts have claimed to not actively trade the token.

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