Brave browser, the browser behind the Brave Attention Token (BAT), which pays users for their attention, had built a crypto wallet into the browser. This crypto wallet will allow users to store their private keys right inside their browser.
According to the company, the integration is more secure compared to using third-party plugins. Additionally, the wallet allows users to connect the wallet to hardware wallets such as Ledger or Trezor. The wallet comes with extra features such as real-time market data and the ability to pay using crypto.
Replacing The Old Wallet
This new wallet will replace the old wallet found on earlier versions of the browser. It can be accessed using a small wallet icon on the upper-right-hand corner of the browser. When you set up the wallet, the browser will ask you to import a Metamask wallet or other online custody wallets. Brave uploaded a YouTube video explaining how to use the wallet.
Features Of The Brave Wallet
- See market data, powered by CoinGecko
- Find best price match
- Buy using fiat via Wyre
- Send and receive crypto
- Support for DApps all networks compatible with the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)
- Support for Non-Fungible tokens
- Import a wallet from MetaMask and other self-custody online wallets
How The Brave Browser Wallet Stands Out
During an interview with PCWorld, the company’s CTO explained why the wallet was better than existing solutions. According to the company’s CTO, Brian Bondy, like hardware wallets, this wallet “implements its own BIP32 Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet (BIP32 HD wallet.” It ensures that funds are always secured on the blockchain but private keys are stored in the Brave Wallet.
Bondy added that integrating the wallet into the browser would prevent users from being victims of spoofing attacks. For instance, they will avoid compromised browser plugins designed to steal their private keys.
He also noted that extensions lacked the same user experience as a wallet integrated into the browser interface. The wallet can make full use of the user interface, which will ensure users are not tricked. He noted that inside the Brave browser “Dapp permissions tie into the same Chromium permission manager as other permissions such as geolocations; whereas extensions need to roll their own implementations.”
About Brave Browser
Brave browser is a web browser that is committed to the creation of Web 3.0. The company believes that viewers should get rewards for the time they spend online. Consequently, instead of being merely consumers of ads, they receive compensation in the form of BAT tokens.
Besides that, it promises users a better browsing experience. According to the company behind it, sites load twice as fast as on Chrome. Additionally, there are no ads on the browser. That is quite revolutionary and many people seem to agree. The company has already received funding of over $35 million to date. Its number of active monthly users also continues to grow.
The launch of the Brave Wallet will no doubt help to cut down on the risk of spoofing attacks from compromised plugins. Additionally, the addition of support for hardware wallets means that users can secure their crypto assets further by storing the private keys offline.
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