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Blockchain-Powered Brave Browser Surpasses Rivals in Japan Rankings

The popularity of blockchain-powered browser Brave continues to grow as it surpassed rival browsers in Google Play rankings for Japan. 

According to the latest Google Play ranking data, Brave is currently at number 10 on the company’s list of top communication apps. The web browser’s closest competitor, Fox, is at number 14 while the Opera browser is down at number 31. Meanwhile, Google Chrome is languishing at number 48. 

Outranked Chrome, Firefox and Opera

A recent Reddit post also revealed that for the first time ever, the decentralized browser outranks the Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers in this Asian country. 

It pointed out that users downloaded Brave two million times in August and might still see the same numbers this month. Rival Firefox was downloaded only 553,000 times as opposed to the 830,000 from the past month. 

Google Pay determines its ranking based on the app’s performance. It takes into consideration several vital metrics like crash rates, disproportionate location, WiFi, or background processing, and the rate of the app not responding. 

Basic Attention Token

Brave is trying to capture a larger market share from conventional browsers by tokenizing specific elements of the browsing experience. Currently, users can collect Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) by claiming grants and viewing ads. BATs can later be utilized as tips for content creators on Vimeo, Reddit, and other related sites. 

Brave also recently announced it was developing a new crypto wallet for Ethereum-backed tokens, including Ether (ETH). The San Francisco-based firm also said the in-browser wallet will also back the BAT, an ERC-20 token. It will also support other Ethereum-powered collectibles and tokens.

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