Crypto-centric browser firm Brave announced it had passed 50 million monthly active users, doubling growth on a year-over-year basis for the fifth year in a row. Daily active users averaged 15.5 million during December.
Brave Search, the privacy-preserving search engine launched last year, had 2.3 billion annualized queries. Other products launched in 2021 were crypto wallet Brave Wallet and private video call offering Brave Talk.
Brave’s market share is still small. For comparison, Firefox has about 211 million monthly active users, not to mention Google’s industry-leading Chrome.
“We’ve spent a successful year expanding our product range and our ecosystem, engaging with partners who share our vision for a Web free from Big Tech’s shackles,” said Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich in the announcement post.
“We aim to double this growth again in 2022 and engage with even more users who seek a privacy-conscious way to browse the web that rewards them instead of punishes them with tracking, and helps them directly support creators,” he continued.