A few hours ago a post was published by Brave browser researcher Alex Wykoff, revealing more details about the wallet that will allow managing both the Ethereum (ETH) cryptocurrency and the ERC20 tokens.
“This new feature is a client-side Ethereum wallet with support for ETH and most standard Ethereum tokens & collectibles, including BAT”, is explained in the post.
For the moment, the Brave crypto wallet is a stand-alone component that does not interact with the browser’s reward service, but which nevertheless allows interacting locally with other dApps.
“For now, Crypto Wallets is a standalone component which doesn’t interact with Brave Rewards at all. It allows you to use a local wallet and interact with Ðapps 1, making Brave a fully-featured web3 1 browser. Think of Crypto Wallets like Metamask, but built into Brave. In fact, Crypto Wallets is a lot like Metamask – it’s based on the same open-source codebase as Metamask in the same way that Brave is based on the same open-source codebase as Chrome.”
In the future, continues the post, an attempt will be made to integrate Uphold’s support within the crypto wallet and thus allow transfers between the related wallets without there being any problems between the Uphold account, that of Brave Rewards and that of the crypto wallet.
As can be seen, Brave’s commitment and support in the crypto world is remarkable, especially given the recent significant growth in the number of publishers.