Brave (BAT) Tops Japanese Browser Market | BTCMANAGER
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Brave has become the most downloaded browser on the Japanese Google store, making it the supreme choice of browser for Android users in the country. A Reddit user brought this to the community’s attention amidst a surge in global Brave users, September 10, 2019. The need for privacy and the ability to be rewarded for one’s attention are the critically unique propositions that are making Brave a formidable rival to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
Private, Fast, and Monetizable
Brave launched less than two years ago and has made strides in capturing market share from other browsers. The recently launched advertisement rewards feature now allows users to make money by viewing select advertisements.
Traditional advertisements on websites are susceptible to malicious code, which infects users who click on it. Brave mitigates this risk by removing the concept of on site advertisements and directing users to an ad with a notification.
Becoming the largest android browser in Japan is no small deal, and this has likely been fueled by recent concerns for data protection and privacy. Earlier this year, Toyota had a privacy breach that affected 3.1 million customers.
In 2013, Yahoo Japan was hacked and the data of 20 million Japanese residents was obtained by the hacker.
Though Japan now has privacy laws that are as stringent as GDPR, there is a lot more than just legislation that protects data privacy.
Using a service like Braves helps users become their own data safeguards by keeping all their personal information on their own devices.