Wikipedia, the seventh most visited website in the world, was the latest website to join Brave Browser as a verified publisher. Wikipedia will now be able to accept donations with Basic Attention Token, which aims to increase the revenue of nonprofits.
Brave is revolutionizing the online advertising industry by using the local cryptocurrency BAT. The company has had a remarkable year, adding many new features that complement the growing number of Brave users and creators.
Brave ecosystem growing
The movement started with smaller websites focusing on content creation, quickly spreading to the most visited and prominent websites on the Internet.
Wikipedia is the most popular website with Brave and ranks seventh among the world’s most visited sites by Alexa ranking.
Brave’s verified publishers include Wikipedia, adult website Xhamster, video sharing platforms Aparat and Vimeo, as well as the British newspaper The Guardian.
Being a publisher of such a high-traffic website can bring more adaptation to the company’s rewards program. Wikipedia is also seen as a good indicator to test whether the Brave awards are a major source of revenue for a publisher.
Wikipedia is working on a donation-based revenue model. The Wikimedia Foundation generated $109 million in revenue in 2017.