With more than million monthly active users at the start of 2018 and at present 5.5 million, Brave is excited about additional growth in 2019 that will be powered by the announcement of its 1.0 desktop browser also as BAT plunders that operators will be capable to gain from the firms future opt-in Brave Ads. The crypto-powered web browser has now exceeded 5.5 million regular active users.

The new Brave Ads feature is now being verified and is intended to prize users with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT), the natural crypto of the Brave browser, in exchange for sharing informations and viewing advertisements. It is training on the device machine learning system to demonstrate users advertisements which are applicable to their interests. To train the system, it requires info to learn how ads shown are matching against user behavior. For those who have offered, the extreme amount of time Brave will be gathering informations is 14 days. Afterward the helpers will be encouraged to transfer a non-experimental form of Brave.

Brave users who are currently browsing with our Muon-based desktop version (0.25.2) will receive a notification to upgrade to our redesigned Chromium-based release (version 0.57). Development has ceased for the Muon browser and it is no longer available for download. Users new to Brave (or users who do not wish to migrate their profiles from the Muon version) can download the new browser anytime directly from the Brave web site, for Windows, macOS, or Linux.

The upgrade process will be rolled out to all users over the next several days, so notifications may not be visible to some users until early next week. The migration will seamlessly import user data, including bookmarks, browsing history, saved passwords, cookies, open windows and tabs, Brave Stats, and Brave Payments (now Brave Rewards) wallet information such as the monthly budget, site eligibility requirements (verified, media), and pinned sites.

The new-fangled form of Brave is founded on the similar Chromium source code as Chrome, however it is different then the Google’s browser, Brave will not make any networks to Google in the contextual.

The Brave team has made strives to improve the privacy of their browser. Tor was integrated on the Private Windows of Brave and a new Research office opened in London. This new office will be in charge of implementing privacy innovations such as SpeedReader, a reader mode that makes web pages more pleasant and less complex to read, and AdGraph, a machine learning approach for ad blocking.

Besides the privacy-protection features added, Brave also worked with advertisers and government authorities, including the US Senate and the European Union, in order to adopt enhanced privacy protection laws and fairer revenue distribution for publishers.

Lastly, many collaborations with protuberant corporations were made at the time of 2018. such as the Dow Jones Media Group, privacy-centric search engines Qwant and DuckDuckGo, Taiwanese electronics company HTC, AdLedger blockchain consortium, and decentralized identity ecosystem Civic.