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Brave Stats Release and Survey Shows more Privacy-Oriented People than Ever

Brave Stats Release and Survey Shows more Privacy-Oriented People than Ever

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Brave Stats Released:


 

Some fresh news coming from Brave. They recently released their user stats. You can check out their blog for more details. 


 

Quick sum-up of the results from the article:

  

 

Brave currently stands at the end of November at 10.4 million active users, a nice bump from 8.7 million active users since the Brave 1.0 release at the start of November this year. 

 

However, one of the main causes was launching Brave Rewards on IOS which boosted referral activity. 



 

New Survey Results Shows More Privacy-oriented people: 

 

Brave also released survey results from utilizing the polling company, Pollfish. A total of 1,500 Americans were polled 18 and older. 

 

Highlights of results: 

 

  • 82% of correspondents believe the web should be more privacy oriented 

  • 88% say privacy features are important to them

  • 80% feel more aware of the need to protect privacy as compared to how they felt a  year ago.  


 

Although Brave is growing, they still have a long uphill battle ahead of them. Currently Chrome takes up 68.9% of the Browser market space with over 1 billion active users compared to Brave’s 10.4 million.   

 

Questions to consider for your comment reward:

 

How can Brave penetrate Chrome’s market share?

 

Will results from the survey showcase future adoption for Brave?

 

Do you think we will see Chrome in the future taking privacy seriously as Brave does?

 

Brave growth stats looking promising, thoughts? 

 

Feel free to share your thoughts, you don’t have to answer these questions particularly. We look forward to reading the comments!

 

 

 

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Boštjan Turk new user

I am using Brave browser for a week now and I have to say it is really good. Ofcourse there are some things that I miss but I think it will be added in the near future. But on the first hand I think it will be very good one. So keep up the good working.

7 months ago

Alireza Husseini

Because technology is my field of study and work

I am using brave browser but I want some futures that this app doesn't have like screenshots or having a vpn option inside the browser because sometimes users can reach some resources in some countries.

7 months ago

Sertan Ala guru

Every good thing needs time. I love brave browser and i know lots of people started to using it. But the problem is all these users  genraly crypto lovers who has more technical knowledge about earnings and payments. With the mass adoption of crypto and rising knowledge of people brave browser will rise too. In addition making everything more simple will help Brave for shortining the mass adoption time.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

good website

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Ngene Obinna expert

The issue of privacy in the internet is one really making the headlines,with the way brave is going i can see a great future for them, althought they are still new or unknown in certain places. the way things are going for me , i dont see any site taking this privacy issue very serios as  brave does and i will really commend them for their great effort as it is not an easy job.

7 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

in the growing world of the internet uses it is very clear that privacy will surely be the main topic of the new investment because it is great to trust to put in some else hands your thoughts and feelings so that persons have to be good enough to handle such things.

a. with brave growth rate I will say that like this before they stay half as long as chrome they will be able to have been able to achieve what chrome has achieved. a continuous update will be a key role for this.

b. surely I will say yes, surveys always help the company to move forward so i will yes surely the survey will help and will need to be adapted.

c. everybody will surely take privacy seriously and i think the best will surely win.

d. brave growth is looking promising and i will say they will surely go higher than this.

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

latecomer tom, welcome.

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

nice points tom always in the knowing.

7 months ago

Brave hasn't been around for that long and I'm very impressed with it's current growth and word gets around it can only get better.

7 months ago

if you guys read through the comment you guys will discover that a lot of people are duplicating their comment a lot, it is either we are trying to mess up this community or i really don't know, let us focus and simply do what is right, some action doesn't make sense.

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

a very sad development.

7 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

yea rapheal very sad to see such.

7 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

and most of them are people supposed to be doing better than this.

7 months ago

in the world of the internet, the biggest and most delicate issues is when it comes to privacy and security.

1. the best way and continuous way to achieve this is to update the features on the app more so that the features there will work as they should, the app has a lot but judging from the way some functions tend not to work well this is a very big discouragement to users.

 

2. i will say a big yes to this, as i have stated earlier security and privacy are two topics that always go hand in hand and the most serious topics on the internet. which also lead to anonymity; what crypto is trying to solve.

 

3. anyone that does not take privacy and security serious is surely to fall out of line, so yes chrome will surely find more ways to do this and achieve more from it.

 

4. the growth stat is very good as i have very people around me currently using it and i think it has a lot of ripple effect so the user base is surely increasing and will continue to do so.

 

5. brave is good and also very effective just need a constant update to make the use more stable.

7 months ago

TOM STEEL guru

very good points Raphael, keep it up.

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

very good points Rapheal.

7 months ago

Aaron Domonoske new user

Honestly i belive the biggest hurdle for brave right now is battleing user "muscle memory" let me explain. I try to use brave religiously i love stacking up bat. The only way i can do that is to actually use the browser. Sadly id say about 90% of the time im useing google myself. Because when im in a hurry or just need to do something real quick or acess my bookmarks i reach for chrome but when im awear im just going to go dink around and surf i use brave. So really i think brave is on the right track and doing about as good as they can because right now so few understand crypto and blockchain they think its all just bitcoin. I think if brave can better explain what blockchain is and how its used and make it bite sized enough I believe they will see the results that they dream for. Its not you brave its us and trust a little education goes a long way.

7 months ago

This is a great response and one I can also agree with.

7 months ago

In the past 20yrs I have used many browsers to access the internet, some were good, some really bad. I had 5 continuous years Using Chrome, because I had Gmail and other Google features I have been using. Relatively it was the best option on the market and widely used all over the world, well-marketed and super-hyped in my opinion. Because of the exact privacy and safety reasons Brave can give us users, I left Chrome and switched to Opera and Safari. I struggled to integrate Google features with Opera and Safari, so Brave was a god-sent gift for me. The fact that is Chromium based and pretty much works like Chrome, - downside all the bad Chrome got - it leaves me with the idea that sooner or later will dominate over Google, if this project remains organised and if makes all its promising. The privacy and safety offered by Brave, plus the earning opportunity, the Wallet, Creators page and tipping programme is well worth the switch to it. Still needs improvement of course, but will always need. Improvement and evolution is always present and change will shape to it’s best this Brave project, I am more than sure of this.

Keep up the good work and please fix the Sync with ios! I wish Joyful Chrismas and a golden 2020 for the Brave team!

^^ >:D<

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

For me, before i was using UC browser then when i saw the brave browser then i switched to brave the main reason was that i was not able to browse smoothly the way i need to and i think that brave have been able to do that for me, so they are pretty much good.

1. i will say that since brave is built on the chromium foundation many persons might not see the need to move to brave and since the main reason why people are using the brave browser is because of the brave ads so i think that they need to upgrade on this and make it work well and since it is similar to chrome they need to upgrade on this feature well so that people will see the reason to use it also. they also need to work on their sync option also, another way to win this market also will be to reduce the size of the browser so that it will be easily installed and also easy to download and with this people will also be able to download it faster, this will surely increase download rate.

 

2.  surely because security is a very talk and the biggest issues presently on the internet, so they need to work on this a lot, because if they can provide the best security option on the market then they will surely win this market of the user and get the bigger share of it all.

 

3. this is surely a yes because everyone is doing their best meet up so the project that put up the highest work done and gets better results will surely take over the market. so i will say yes they will so brave need to up their game higher as well.

 

4. the growth is good and i will say that if they continuing to put in more effort the will surely grow higher each day, 

no ads + earn + privacy + security + speed = brave

the above represent what they need to do to keep up and to continuing growing.

7 months ago

i like that your fourth point, great summary.

7 months ago

NARUTO RAPHEAL guru

I am a Mechanical Engineer with expertise in power and Mecha-tronics. An Entrepreneur

thanks a lot for reading through.

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Sam BTC guru

Just a common Crypto enthusiast.. Wait crypto is not common it's special :)

I think Brave has been doing a great job at creating awareness and publicity during the last few months. Once more people take notice of crypto world during the next Bitcoin bull run I am sure Brave will also see a boost in adoption.

  • Penetrate Chrome's market- The reason Chrome became the default browser is because it was launched by Google. Everytime someone used Google he got a message "Do you want to try Chrome? Install it now". This led to a mass movement from IE and Mozilla to Chrome. To beat the giant Chrome you will need partnership with the next gen search engines. PreSearch could be a good option which rewards users in Crypto for using their search engine.
  • Results of Survey showcase Brave- Considering the recent scams regarding user data thefts, constant hacks, stolen identities people are getting more and more concerned about privacy. So survey results are not a surprise. What remains to be done is creating right level of awareness that Brave provides the security solution which Chrome can't provide
  • Chrome's take on Privacy- As Google uses data of all it's users to make money by throwing customized ads, I don't see Chrome making serious efforts to leave out this money making opportunity. Whenever you open a site on Chrome you will see ads which are linked to the things you searched recently. This is because Google is trying to manipulate you into buying more things from it's partners.
  • Brave Growth- It is true you are growing at a good pace but there are things you need to fix. Biggest example is the fiasco with Ad rewards. You should have planned it well and I still see no signs of you trying to fix the current situation. See any crypto platform and you will find people complaining they don't see ads or see very few ads. They are not happy with tiering. They have no idea when ads will come to their country etc

Hope you reach higher levels of adoption in 2020. All the best!

7 months ago

How can brave penitrate Chrome's market share..

I believe that you should have several browsers that said maybe brave could partner with various other apps that give out tokens although I believe that is better done through an operating system 

Will the results from the survey showcase further adoption of brave.

Maybe so, I believe people use it because it pays them.

 

Do you think chrome will take privacy as seriously as brave does.

I suspect Google has a profit motive so advertising is probably the most important thing for them.

Braves growth stats look promising any thoughts.

It wouldn't surprise me if other browsers start to pay if it is a profitable concept.  The more growth braves has the more likely it is to happen.

7 months ago

1. Brave can penetrate chromes market by finding out what the users like most apart from security. Ex. I will be very much elated if brave had an in built torrent downloader. Because I download a lot. etc.

2. I think the results showcases what the future holds for brave. But More needs yo be done.

3. Definitely, once chrome realises that privacy is the number one priority of users, they will find a way around it. That is why I suggest creating secondary products.

The results are good and promising but more needs to be done.

7 months ago

Brave is undoubtedly the biggest rivalry of Chrome at the moment. Lot's of people say that Chrome is still widely used and they won't leave Google just because of the privacy and bit of tips you got from watching ads, - but in my opinion this is a wrong look. Fist of all, Brave already took thousands of Chrome users to it's platform ( me as well), and I can say that I am not going to look back to Chrome, because I feel that Brave is already a better option and will be in the future.

I honestly like your team-work and the amount of energy you implement in making this browser as good and optimal for everyday use as possible. Keep up the good work guys and I can guarantee that you will overgrow any other company soon.

Do your upgrades, think outside of the box and try to differenciate your project from Google's, because Brave is far more user friendly and future oriented. Google's  era in my opinion is done, time to live the future and look further in order to change somenthing. And this change, was very well orchestrated by your project!

All the best in the future!

7 months ago

Ryan Olesen guru

Have acted as an advisor on multiple blockchain & crypto currency related ICO's!


If Brave really wants to try and penetrate or take a large portion of Chrome's market share, they'd better come up with an amazing plan to rival them!

Brave does in fact hold the upper hand in terms of privacy, but so do a couple of other browsers.

Brave's BAT rewards program is a plus but a couple others have rewards programs too and some say they're even better than Braves. 

I'm convinced that Brave needs much more than just to penetrate Chrome's market share. They need to become bigger and badder on all fronts, not just privacy! Its foing to be tuff to rival Chrome when it comes to search engines, and standard installation protocol on new hardware sold around the globe for PC based users.

If they could get that kind of placement of pre-installed software then they may be able to penetrate Chromes overall market share.   

My opinion = Three (☆☆☆) Stars

7 months ago

ahmed musa guru

Brave browser adding plug-in and also lite mode for areas with low internet connectivity will do great.

Privacy is a real deal breaker as long as i am concerned, there should be no compromise on that without the user permission.

Chrome will never take privacy serious, we are talking about users data here which they use and also sell to big corporations... It is one of there cash cows...

Brave browser heading in the right direction.

 

7 months ago

Anton Koro expert

The only reason Brave could take over Google Chrome’s market share is because it’s paying for viewing ads. Confidentiality is certainly good ... but it only works until the Player in the market is politicized. I sincerely do not believe that a multinational company can be independent ... So with a serious seizure of access to market share, even Brave will sacrifice privacy in order to get users like USA. Otherwise, it is a threat to national security! Well, you yourself understand everything. And how it works! Well, of course, the main delay in the growth in the number of users is Regional restrictions Brave Rewards. In my opinion this is the main problem!

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Important project , i am sure it has a great future and i am happy to participate. 
 First and foremost make brave show brave new tab rather than chrome new tab, another design a store with extensions better than chrome's which reward extension creators. Future is very good for brave but only if brave keeps on inventing new things. 

8 months ago

Álvaro Torralba new user

Ups! Sorry for the Spanish comment (damn Google Translate).

I honestly think they can't beat Google by imitating them. While they could incorporate or improve some features of Chrome or Chromium, I don't believe that reinventing the wheel is the right choice.

Regarding privacy, Mozilla and the Tor Project offer the same or more than Brave. Although if Brave incorporated some feature such as VPN (as Opera does, but in a libre version) or SOCKS proxies (they require more infrastructure and / or code deployment, I know) I think they could become the new "privacy standard".

Companies like Google or Facebook ** will never ** take privacy seriously, neither as Brave does, much less.

Regarding statistics, congratulations! I knew that Brave has a large adoption rate, but I didn't know how big!

8 months ago

Álvaro Torralba new user

I honestly think they can't beat Google by imitating them. While they could incorporate or improve some features of Chrome or Chromium, I don't believe that reinventing the wheel is the right choice.

Regarding privacy, Mozilla and the Tor Project offer the same or more than Brave. Although if Brave incorporated some feature such as VPN (as Opera does, but in a libre version) or SOCKS proxies (they require more infrastructure and / or code deployment, I know) I think they could become the new "privacy standard".

Companies like Google or Facebook ** will never ** take privacy seriously, neither as Brave does, much less.

Regarding statistics, congratulations! I knew that Brave has a large adoption rate, but I didn't know how big!

8 months ago

Leah Melda new user

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8 months ago

Attraya Poudel new user

Penetrating the chrome marketplace brave should think out of the box about why chrome is used widely. They might not capture the chrome's share just with reward and privacy people use chrome just becuse they think its chrome and many doesn't have idea about chrome and what are its pros and cons.  First and foremost make brave show brave new tab rather than chrome new tab, another design a store with extensions better than chrome's which reward extension creators. Future is very good for brave but only if brave keeps on inventing new things. 

Growth stats are high but it will be very good if they carry on more research about why they are using brave apart from BAT rewards which can provide a good insights for future development and market penetration.  I have a good feeling about brave publishers though they can focus more through this way as well.

8 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

I think if you want to penetrate Chrome's market share, your best bet is to beat or at least rival them at what they did to get that market share, that is, monopolisation of search. According to one account I read, they didn't know what and where being leaders of search could get them but they knew if they mastered search, the opportunities would follow. So far that has been their biggest leverage. Brave has an upper hand when it comes to privacy but so does Duckduckgo. Brave's rewards program is a plus but Bing! also has a rewards program. I believe they need more than that to penetrate Chrome's market share because most Chrome users are aware of the fact that privacy isn't Chrome's topmost priority, search is. In a way, all Brave users have privacy as a topmost priority. Until more people prioritise privacy over search, Brave will have to find a way of rivalling Chrome when it comes to search in order to penetrate its market share. Fortunately, general cryptocurrency awareness is increasing and more people are becoming aware of what privacy means as it's one of the focal points of the crypto world. It's good Brave is crypto-focused. If Brave becomes the number one browser for most cryptocurrency users, Brave might penetrate Chrome's market in the near future. I think you should carry out a survey to find out if you are the most dominant web browser in the crypto world. If you are, that is a VERY BIG ADVANTAGE. If 3 billion people in the world become crypto savvy and begin using crypto for their daily transactions, know that at least 50% of them will be using your browser - if you're number one in the crypto world. 

The results of the survey will definitely showcase the future adoption of Brave but at a very slow pace. As I said earlier, adoption is going to  be faster if more people become crypto savvy. which fortunately is already happening. I even think if the survey had been conducted outside America, the percentages might have been higher especially in African countries. People want privacy - there's no doubt about that - but at the moment search prioritisation is making them overlook that. 

Chrome will definitely take privacy seriously but only when user numbers of Brave and other privacy-focused browsers begin to intimidate them. Supposing Brave hits 300 or 400 million users, then yea, Chrome will begin getting worried. But I'm afraid that might not happen too soon.

The brave stats look very promising and there's no two ways about that. I will however advise you to look at your stats continentally to see how you're performing. What if the chunk of your users are only Americans and Europeans? What if Asians aren't using Brave at all. What if Africans hold the most promising adoption possibilities? What if Australians and South Americans rival the US when it comes to Brave adoption? From this, I think you can even map out the continent or location with the most volatile browser users and claim a stronghold over there. Chrome might hold 68.9% of the browser market space but if you have the privilege of being the most used browser in Australia and Africa, the world won't ignore you. "The American way" isn't the only way to look at certain issues.

8 months ago

Sergios Z new user

It will probably be very hard for Brave to be used by as many users as Chrome because of the very much power Google has today. Every android phone comes with Chrome preinstalled and people use it because its convinient and highly advertised. I dont think Chrome will adopt good privacy rules since that in a way defeats the entire advertising strategy Google has. 
Its great tho to see Brave growing at this pace.

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8 months ago

dr dent18 guru

Its great to see BAT grow so fast. I've been using it since 14 months. The problem with privacy protection is that its intangible, unlike ads blocked. More people care about rewards than privacy.Once the rewards stop would people continue to use brave to protect privacy?? If you can continue people to use it only then you have successfully completed your project. The best way is to show users how their privacy was protected or other stats similar to ads blocked, on the new tab. This will have a tangible effect.

Also need to work on your "sync" function.

8 months ago

P.S. -- Also, once BAT becomes spendable from within the browser on gift cards, uber credits etc, via their partnership w/TAP network, .......boom!!! It will really take off. Most people right now don't know what to do w/their BAT. Tipping is still a new, novel concept. 

8 months ago

I think Brave will continue to make inroads into the browser market. As people learn more and more about what's going on behind the scenes in regard to their data being exploited to enrich already enormously wealthy, monolithic corporations. If data = power and influence (and it does), it being endlessly funneled into the hands of silicon valley tech giants will only continue to consolidate power more and more into the hands of an elite few. People are very slowly becoming more and more aware of this dangerous and dark road to go down.

Right now, non crypto enthusiasts types are still suspicious of cryptocurrency, but as it becomes more and more mainstream people will want to avail themselves of Brave and get their piece of the ad revenue that they deserve. That, accompanied w/the privacy features, the speed and the data/battery saving aspects are a sure sell afaic. It's just a matter of getting more and more exposure and education about what Brave and BAT are. There's not too much learning curve to basic browser use, but there is to the ecosystem. Obviously opening Rewards up to more and more countries will also help Brave spread like wildfire as the rewards amount in developing country is not just "beer money" to people in developing countries. 

8 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Your points are so valid!

8 months ago

Karen M guru

Brave was named official browser for the 2019 EAFF-E1 Football (soccer) cChampionship Tournament in South Korea!!!! This will really get more active users for Brave!!!! Congrats!!

8 months ago

De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Thanks for the info. I would never have known this if it wasn't for your mention.

8 months ago

Karen M guru

It popped up as a news story on my Google thread.....Brave will get many new users from that.

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De Gem guru

Cryptocurrency enthusiast, avid reader, rapper and SDG advocate.

Exactly. So just imagine what will happen if they partner with 10 more tournament holders

7 months ago

Karen M guru

I use Brave quite a bit. I like the rewards program as well as the privacy.Ibtrybto remember not to use Brave when accessing CH duebrobthe adshares program. I have an Android phone so Chrome is me default browser. I do not believe they will make major changes at this point as they are by far, the biggest most used browser. I have also used Bing as they offer rewards also.( Their rewards are more valuable than Brave's) Many of us here have commented on the inconsistency of Brave rewards and the problem with syncing devices not showing all activities and rewards across all of our devices. I believe fixing these issues will help Brave to get more active users. They are already penetrating Chrome's market share and will continue to do so.

8 months ago

Dean Walsh guru

Don't listen to me because of who I am, I'm nobody like everone else.

I think the best way for Brave to increase market share at the moment is additional features not offered by chrome and others. Perhaps a decentralized VPN built into the browser? Perhaps also built in or easily integrated support for other decentralized services.

Personally I'm looking forward to the release of decentralized web services like SAFE network and some of these need browsers to support their services; I know SAFE for example are building their own browser for both the decentralized and regular web, and they are also a privacy-centric project. Don't want to look like I'm just promoting SAFE network though, there are also other decentralized web projects which I'm sure have similar need for browser support.

I'm not sure if the results of the survey will mean greater future adoption or not. People are very good at saying something is important but then doing nothing about it. It can't hurt though can it? Probably a good sign.

Chrome will do like all software created by big companies: try to look like they are doing something about issues like this as much as possible while doing as little as possible. Maybe they will take privacy a little more seriously as the balance shifts a bit over time, but not much.

8 months ago