The cryptocurrency-powered Brave browser has recently topped its competitors on the Google Play store in Japan, becoming a leading mobile browser in the country.\r\n\r\nAccording to a post shared on Reddit, the browser topped all of its competitors \u2013 including Google Chrome, Opera, and FireFox \u2013 in the Android app store, Google Play. Available data shows that while Brave is currently one of the top 1\u2019 apps in the country, the next browser on the list is Mozilla at 14.\r\n\r\nThe screenshot shared on Reddit shows that while Brave was downloaded a total of two million times last month, FireFox\u2019s download numbers were slightly above the half a million mark. It\u2019s worth noting, however, various mobile devices come with Google Chrome pre-installed.\r\n\r\nWhile most users don\u2019t bother changing their default apps, Google itself has in the past\u00a0tweeted\u00a0out that \u201cAndroid is about flexibility,\u201d sharing a video in which it shows how to remove a pre-installed app like Chrome and replacing it with another browser.\r\n\r\nRankings on the Google Play store are determined by various factors, including an app\u2019s crash rates, error rates, and more. There could be various factors behind the Brave browser\u2019s rise as it\u2019s a privacy-centric one that rewards users for seeing ads.\r\n\r\nThrough its Basic Attention Token (BAT), Brave rewards its users for seeing ads, in a feature that\u2019s currently only available in a few countries. The browser\u2019s latest version started allowing BAT withdrawals, although by default users\u2019 tokens are distributed to content creators according to the time they spent engaged with their content.