Brave Browser Adds Access to New Crypto Wallets

Support for native cryptocurrency wallets was added to Brave Nightly per a posting yesterday in the official Brave subreddit, r/BATProject. Brave Nightly is a test and development version of the Brave browser. Brave’s tri-part marketing system rewards content creators, advertisers, and viewers through its token.

More wallet features are on their way to the Brave browser.

The update allows other cryptocurrency wallets, particularly MetaMask, to be used with Brave’s BAT. All transactions first undergo know your customer (KYC) requirements via Uphold, a wallet Brave partnered with for BAT.

Lack of support for other ethereum wallets like MetaMask or MyEtherWallet has been a common complaint on Brave community threads since the token’s launch. This bottleneck was self-designed, however. Brave wanted the cryptocurrency’s use-case, content creation tipping, to take-off. More importantly, perhaps, are the KYC services Uphold provides.

Speaking with CoinDesk, Brave co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich said KYC concerns remain a top priority due to regulatory concerns.

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