Brave Browser Expands Rewards Program

Thanks to the new update, which is available in more than 20 countries, the Brave cryptocurrency browser has included private ads that will allow users to earn Basic Attention Token (BAT).

According to data on GitHub, the new version of Brave v0.70 contains a number of enhancements, which includes a number of fixes and improvements related to privacy.

According to data on GitHub, new features have become available for a number of European countries such as Austria, Switzerland, Denmark and Italy, as well as for regions struggling with economic problems and which, according to Brave developers, will be able to benefit from the use of cryptocurrencies, for example – Venezuela and Argentina.

Countries that recognize cryptocurrencies are also listed. Singapore, South Korea and Japan are the countries that made Bitcoin legal tender in April 2017. Previously, browser ads were only available in the US, UK, and Canada.

In Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, where Brave ads were already launched earlier, DuckDuckGo is the default search engine in the browser. DuckDuckGo is a private solution that protects the privacy of its users.

Brave users from regions where the pay-per-view feature is available receive a reward from advertisers in the form of a BAT token.

Advertisements in Brave are only available by subscription, since by default the browser blocks ads and trackers. According to CNET, among 71 advertisers who conducted advertising campaigns through the desktop version of Brave, the average clickthrough rate was 22%, while 28% of clicks show that users spend 10 or more seconds viewing the advertisers site.


Brave creator and former Mozilla CEO Brendan Aich mentioned in his interview that in the future, a private advertising system in the browser could be extended to other browsers. The browser user audience continues to grow and at the beginning of October is more than 8 million active users per month.

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