Open-source internet browser, Brave, tallied more than one million new users in March alone, a tweet from Brave’s head of marketing, Des Martin, detailed on April 1.
Isolation has increased web traffic
With much of the world limiting their exposure to the coronavirus through self-imposed quarantine, web usership has undoubtedly increased.
As a result, various internet-based services have hosted significantly greater demand for activities such as web browsing, gaming, and shopping, a March 20 Bloomberg article stated.
Brave sees increased attention
Some of this attention has been funneled toward Brave, as evidenced by its spike in users.
Brave, a browser focused on privacy and data control, has an associated crypto asset — Basic Attention Token (BAT) — which users can earn by participating in specific activities, such as viewing ads.
Brave ran a gangbuster ICO back in 2017, selling $35 million worth of BAT tokens in less than a minute. This sale was headed up by former Mozilla head, Brendan Eich.
Cointelegraph reached out to Brave for additional details, but received no response as of press time. This article will be updated accordingly should a response come in.