Brave Privacy Browser has deepened its integration with TOR, making its websites available on the routing network.
This latest update joins a series of new features launched by Brave in 2020.
User growth and other metrics point to the healthy growth of Brave Browser
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The Brave team announced that its websites and browser are now available on TOR and that users can create their own .onion service.
Popular privacy-focused browser Brave made its websites and browser downloadable over the Tor network on October 5, the team announced via a blog post .
Brave first integrated the routing service into the browser in 2018. With the latest update, Tor users will be able to download and install Brave, bringing the privacy browser first to activists and journalists who use Tor to protect himself.
The Brave browser hides user metadata, among many other privacy features, but remains inaccessible to those with limited internet access. With Brave available on TOR, users in countries with strict censorship laws can overcome these challenges.
Brave.com now has a @torproject .onion service, giving more users secure access to Brave. Check out how our devops engineer @bkero created this configuration, which you should be able to use to create your own .onion #MoreOnionsPorFavor service:
Ben Kero, Brave DevOps engineer, also described in detail the process by which users can configure their own .onion service themselves. This will help the users to gain secure access and establish a presence on the internet.
Brave releases a host of features
The Brave browser has quickly become a favorite with the cryptocurrency community, as well as those outside of it. The development team focused their efforts on improving browser privacy and more general features to enhance its ease of use. The token has shown strong performance in the markets in the previous weeks, boosted by these releases.
Most recently, in August 2020, Brave added a Gemini exchange trading widget to their browser’s home page. In addition to Binance, which was the first widget of its kind, it allows users to trade cryptocurrency through an exchange directly from their browsers.
The Basice Attention Token ( BAT ), which is basically the native currency of the browser, has also been integrated into various tip services, including Reddit and Vimeo. As work-from-home orders began to increase during the pandemic, Brave added a video conferencing feature in the browser.
Metric measurements speak for themselves
Brave has achieved consistent growth across several metrics including its active user base. Although far from the market dominance of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, it has received praise from several prominent names, including Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger.
The browser growth continues from 2019, during which time it became the most downloaded Android browser in Japan. More recent statistics also indicate clear optimism. The team announced that it had passed 15 million monthly users in June, with daily active users reaching 5.3 million.
The creators of content on the browser have also increased in number , with more than 925,000 publishers. As of May 2019, that number was only 128,000.