Many have been wondering when cryptocurrency will enter into our daily lives more, whether it involves using cryptocurrency to purchase everyday products or services. This has especially been the focus of the cryptocurrency community, given the fact that the price action with regards to the markets haven’t been extremely inspiring for the past year or so.
Brave software has now implemented a feature allowing users to tip content creators on Twitch. The announcement was made on the official Brave account, @brave, on Twitter, today, February 22, 2019.
For those that are unaware, Brave is a free open-source browser focused on data privacy that also implements the Basic Attention Token (BAT), an ad exchange token that is based on Ethereum. BAT has a market capitalization of over 168 million and is valued at around 13.6 cents, as of press time. You can find the aforementioned tweet below:
New @brave desktop browser (0.60.45) today features the ability to tip @Twitch streamers! Also, updates to the New Tab page with new backgrounds, several improvements for Brave Rewards, and various fixes. https://t.co/4wVWi8TElt
— Brave Software (@brave) February 22, 2019
This is big news for Brave, especially considering that Twitch boasts somewhere around 140 million monthly active users. Twitch is owned by Amazon, and continues to compete with Youtube, particularly with respect to livestreaming. There are more content creators making money on Twitch than ever, and that trend is expected to continue.
Brave is a platform that many believe to have a lot of potential, especially considering that it focuses on privacy and ad-blocking, which many consumers might consider obvious benefits. In addition, users can actually earn money by using the browser, as well.
One of the reasons that many cryptocurrency investors believe in Brave is because it is headed by Brendan Eich, a legend in the tech world, who co-founded the Mozilla project. Brave has been growing steadily, recently surpassing 5.5 million users as of last month. This represents quite an increase, as Brave only had 1 million users in early 2018.