Crypto-powered Brave Browser Hits 5 Million Google Play Downloads

Cryptocurrency-powered web browser Brave has now been downloaded more than five million times from the Google Play mobile app store.

The ad-blocking browser, which was co-founded by Mozilla Firefox creator Brendan Eich, reached this significant milestone last Thursday, just six months after crossing the one million download threshold.

This rapid growth has come on the heels of several high profile partnerships, including one with Dow Jones Media Group that provides a limited number of Brave users with access to premium content from several of the company’s publications.

The app even received a cameo in a recent episode of iconic news program 60 Minutes, when Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman used the app during a segment profiling allegations that Google has engaged in anti-competitive behavior in how it manages its ubiquitous search engine.

As CCN reported, Brave raised $36 million in just 30 seconds during the startup’s May 2017 initial coin offering (ICO)…

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