Brave Wallet: Brave integrates a crypto wallet into the browser

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 17, 2021
Updated • Nov 19, 2021
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Brave Wallet, a new crypto wallet, is now available in the Brave Browser. The integrated wallet enables Brave users to "store, manage, grow, and swap their crypto portfolio from a single wallet".

Since it is integrated, it does not require an extension or applications that users need to install. Brave Browser is required, however, and that limits availability to the platforms the browser is available on. At first, Brave Browser is only available for desktop versions of Brave, but a mobile Brave Wallet will become available "soon" according to Brave. Syncing between Brave Browser instances is not supported either at this point, but Brave hopes to launch syncing soon as well.

The Brave Wallet supports all EVM compatible chains (Polygon, xDai, Avalanche, etc.) and L2s, and unlike other wallet extensions, the Brave Wallet is built with an open MPL license, enabling developers to make contributions easily.

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Brave Wallet supports "almost any crypto asset" according to the announcement. Activate the Brave Wallet icon in the main toolbar of the browser to get started, or load brave://wallet/ directly to open the onboarding page.

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You are asked to set a password to protect the wallet. Brave's minimum requirements are quite low: 7 characters, at least one number and one special character.

Once you have set up the password, you get the option to back up the crypto wallet; this step is optional. If you select continue, you get a 12-word recovery phrase, which you may use to recover primary crypto accounts.

Once that is out of the way, you are taken to the main Wallet page in Brave. There you see an overview of your assets and development over time. Options to buy, send and swap cryptographic currency is provided on the page.

Brave users may create additional accounts, import them from the local system, or connect Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets to the Browser as well using the account management option. Options to continue using other wallets, e.g. Brave's legacy wallet Crypto Wallets, or third-party wallets as well if they prefer.

Brave users may use the Wallet to store BAT, which they may earn in the browser through its advertisement feature. The wallet itself is free to use, according to Brave. Transactions on the other hand require " gas fees, and swaps may also include an additional transaction fee", which will be "similar to—or the same as—other crypto wallets"

You can check out Brave's announcement on the official site here.

Closing Words

Brave Wallet integrates natively in the Brave Browser; this alone may appeal to users of Brave, especially those who use it to earn BAT currency while using it. Several features are not available yet, including syncing or support for mobile versions of Brave; this limits the solution and some users may prefer to wait and considering switching or starting using it once these missing options become available.

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  1. Anonymous said on November 17, 2021 at 7:58 am
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    I had high hopes for brave but this bs is ruining the browser. Is it so much to ask for a browser that just searches the fkn internet, downloads files? I would pay for it.

    1. Iron Heart said on November 17, 2021 at 10:50 am
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      @Anonymous

      Well, there is Ungoogled Chromium…

      https://chromium.woolyss.com/

      UG is pretty much barebones.

    2. Sparrow 24/7 said on November 17, 2021 at 11:51 am
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      What’s not to like. A shady wallet for your middle-man extorted toll-booth shady BATs

      1. Anonymous said on November 18, 2021 at 2:38 am
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        Not sure what middle-men you mean. I just buy BAT on Gemini instead of watching ads. Then I lend it out for interest, get about 3% returns on it. There are some sites that allow tipping with BAT. The more people that hold BAT and use it the more the price will go up, it doesn’t matter whether you watch ads or not.

        You’re also ignoring the purpose of a browser wallet. It replaces metamask so you can use it for games and dapps.

        What I’m skeptical of is the privacy issues. If you register this wallet they can track your browser. So I use multiple browsers.

    3. Well said on November 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm
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      Disable it then… you don’t need to use Brave Rewards.
      I disagree with Crypto scam on any place, shape or form, but I also disable all the features, there are even flags to disable all these stupid features Brave team has wasted time on.
      Of course the only thing I agree with you is a browser to browse, and Brave Team has wasted time bringing these features without taking care of others, but what can you do? nothing, and the browser works without fancy vertical tabs or a completed sidebar or scriplets injection in custom filters and even android extensions are not necessary when Brave does the adblocking on it as well (most people just want to run uBlock and don’t care about other extensions).

      So obviously the trading for bringing these features like IPFS, Cryptoscam, Solana scam, and Talk and others, will waste time but it doesn’t mean your browser will not work when you disable the flags that control those features.

      VPN is the only latest addition that really might do something about browsing the web, I really don’t believe VPN will not stop anything about privacy, it will just help hide identity to the destination point but your ISP will always know whatever you do if they want to know. But VPN costs money so it is obvious bringing it after iOS release last year, is the obvious thing so while VPN is good, it is not like a game changing anything especially since it is a paid product.
      But at least not eveything is some niche scam feature.

      So just turn them off, and never use them if you just want to browse the web. They keep improving the adblocker which means, less and less reasons to install uBlock, adguard, ABP extensions especially if you run many profiles and you have to install individually every adblocker extension on each profile.

  2. ShintoPlasm said on November 17, 2021 at 8:17 am
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    I predict that this comment section will soon go nuclear. Hey ho.

    1. Iron Heart said on November 17, 2021 at 10:53 am
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      @ShintoPlasm

      Why would it go all ballistic? The advice of @Neutrino is reasonable. As it is, it is just a new button that can be disabled in the settings. Its impact on the user, privacy-wise or otherwise, is zero.

      1. LimpyPeacock365 said on November 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm
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        @Iron Heart

        >just a new button that can be disabled

        Quite right! Just one more line on my list of several dozen modifications to make this chrome skin slot machine for the alternatively gifted behave like a normal browser.

      2. Rock Solid Poop said on November 23, 2021 at 11:12 am
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        @Iron Heart

        Sounds good, but doesn’t Brave still have that nag bar that keeps asking you to sign up for that stuff? The last time I tried it did. Hence, being that I don’t like any unremovable ads in my browser, I removed Brave.

    2. Iron Heart said on November 17, 2021 at 1:45 pm
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      @ShintoPlasm

      edit: I guess I was wrong. The anti-Brave trolls are out in full force again.

  3. Neutrino said on November 17, 2021 at 9:49 am
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    Go to Settings -> Wallet, and click “Show Brave Wallet icon on toolbar” to disable it.
    Done.

  4. Nanite said on November 17, 2021 at 10:26 am
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    I gave gh some BAT coin. Cheers!

  5. Sol Shine said on November 17, 2021 at 10:31 am
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    At least Brave is making more serious efforts than Mozilla to make money to pay their bills.
    Mozilla is just slowly destroying Firefox.

    1. Pesticide said on November 18, 2021 at 4:59 am
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      Mozilla is just leeching on Google welfare, relying on it as a steady source of income. Like a cockroach feeding on breadcrumbs from the floor. The second Google pulls that plug, Mozilla dies. Their ancient obsolete products are only useful for ancient obsolete people using ancient obsolete hardware thinking they are very hip using that horrorshow-browser like it’s 2005.

  6. Wallet_heart said on November 17, 2021 at 10:40 am
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    B-brave! Take the wallet and throw it on the iron-head!

    1. melted_corroded_iron head said on November 20, 2021 at 11:37 am
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      At least the hypocrisy was acknowledged.

  7. Vincent said on November 17, 2021 at 10:46 am
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    I don’t use anything associated with crypto and never will, despite being a young person. I don’t want to contribute to this global power virus and scam and I wish nations worldwide came together to fight this frankly stupid and useless waste of electricity and computing power.

    I will also never use anything associated with Brandon Eich, after he proved himself to be a terrible and stupid person with donations against same-sex marriage and downright dumb views on Covid-19 lockdowns and science. Brave’s functionality can be achieved by using ungoogled-Chromium with some privacy-enhancing extensions, so Brave’s existence makes no sense to me.

    I’d really love to see gHacks back to normal with none of these crypto advertising posts.

    1. Iron Heart said on November 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm
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      @Vincent

      > Brave’s functionality can be achieved by using ungoogled-Chromium with some privacy-enhancing extensions, so Brave’s existence makes no sense to me.

      That’s just false. No fingerprinting defenses, no CNAME uncloaking, no ephemeral storage in Ungoogled Chromium etc. pp.

      > I’d really love to see gHacks back to normal with none of these crypto advertising posts.

      There are some other posts I don’t like either. Stop being such a whiny mess. Thank you.

      Oh, and as for the rest of your smearing / irrelevant opinions, I won’t even comment on it except by a deep-felt *Yawn*

      1. Shabum said on November 17, 2021 at 2:29 pm
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        @IH

        thank you for your daily rants and insults. It tells so much about you.

    2. just an Ed said on November 17, 2021 at 3:03 pm
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      You are entitled to your opinion, Vincent; even if it’s…misguided. I will again post what I have in other threads; to wit, to inform about something does not equate to promoting it. I would also point out you need not read about what does not interest you. I think gaming and most television are a waste of electricity. I don’t want government to ban them, though.
      I almost never boot into my copy of Windows 7, and thus almost never read Mr. B’s excellent articles on Update Tuesday. Should I complain about them?
      Don’t get me started on your views on “lockdowns and science”.
      Ghacks is as I remember it, and I suddenly feel the need to send Mr. B a little something for Xmas. :-)

      1. just an Ed said on November 17, 2021 at 3:07 pm
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        PS: I don’t use Brave or crypto; just for the record.

    3. Brave "Privacy" browser said on November 17, 2021 at 5:51 pm
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      @Vincent
      What are your views on A-sexual marriage?
      What was/is Brandon Eich’ views on Covid-19 lockdowns?

      All of these Brave “extended functionalities” over and above the core “Privacy Browser” should be just that. “extended functionalities” and not be parts of the core browser, but as add-ons offered/promoted after the initial install.

      Again: these extras should not be a part of the browser’s initial install, but just “disabled”. History has shown that opt-ins soon become “ooops, sorry, it got turned on (box was checked) somehow, we know not when or how.

      Until they are properly separated components, Brave can KOA’s

    4. Sebas said on November 17, 2021 at 8:19 pm
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      @Vincent

      “I will also never use anything associated with Brandon Eich, after he proved himself to be a terrible and stupid person with donations against same-sex marriage”.

      No. That’s just your opinion disguised as fact. And your opinion is just more of the typical woke intolerance.

  8. Anonymous said on November 17, 2021 at 4:49 pm
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    Great, the cryptocurrency mafia is going to join the rest of the already inglorious gang to shill, spam, corrupt, lie and harass to support that ad industry spyware now.

  9. Anonymous said on November 17, 2021 at 4:59 pm
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    Mozilla adds this feature and its bloat thats destroying the browser , brave does it and oh its just a switch and all good ..

    1. The Waddling Goose 365 said on November 18, 2021 at 5:49 am
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      its glorious for the shady BATs whereas everything failzilla does is bloat – iron meme logic

  10. Bobo said on November 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm
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    User in 2021: Can I get a browser that just browses the internet, please? Every browser: NO.

    There was a time I was interested in Brave browser. It is not this time.

    1. Klaas Vaak said on November 17, 2021 at 6:11 pm
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      @Bobo: the problem is that nothing in life is perfect. Consequently, one needs to make choices. 1st one needs to establish what one needs/wants to do, then check out what tools are available (browsers), then compare.

      The end result should be a winner that best renders the service needed. If there is no clear winner, design your own or outsource it to someone to design it for you. I hear engineers in India are excellent at reverse engineering, at a low price. Give them a browser you dislike least, tell that’s what you want sans features abc avec features xyz. A few weeks later: presto, a customized, unique browser.

      1. LimpyPeacock365 said on November 17, 2021 at 8:09 pm
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        @Klaas Vaak

        > I hear engineers in India are excellent at a low price. Give them a browser you dislike least, tell that’s what you want

        This is true! I asked a company in India to do Ungoogled Chromium avec my petit crypto scam and something ‘decentralized’ to look more serious, you know, like some useless interplanetary protocol. And what my surprise was when I was told that not so long ago some guy with a German surname made exactly the same order!

      2. Bobo said on November 18, 2021 at 5:04 am
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        In 2021, someone gives you advice to contact some random guys in India and pay them to custom-hack you a personal browser.
        You can’t make this s**t up. This really happened. He actually wrote that.

        This is comedy gold.

      3. Klaas Vaak said on November 18, 2021 at 2:22 pm
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        @Bobo: you whine like a little girl for not finding a browser that suits you, and you post about your hang-up here: what for?

        To me that was a call for help. I did not tell you go to India except as a last resort. My 1st angle was to establish for yourself what you want/need. Obviously, even that is too much when one is intellectually challenged, so you skip the knowing your needs to go to India directly. Yep, you can’t make this s**t up. This really happened.

        Anyway, good luck with your search for the perfect browser. BTW, I hate to break it to ya: there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. ?

      4. new_iron_class said on November 19, 2021 at 10:29 am
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        New iron brave class, is that U?

  11. NickRolls said on November 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm
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    Greed makes you Evil..this is the case of any browser out there but some browsers take it on different levels piling junk all over the browsers. The reason I don’t use Brave it’s because of Crypto…anyone associated Crypto are shady as f*ck…never trust them.

  12. Mark Bolzern said on November 19, 2021 at 2:55 am
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    brave://wallet/crypto/onboarding is not working correctly. It detected that I had an existing wallet, but apparently did not import its contents when I asked it to do so. Same result when I choose to restore my wallet using my seedphrase. It just says I have Zero ETH, and ignores all the other tokens I had substantial balances of in my wallet as of yesterday. I also tried settings to use Crypto Wallet (Deprecated), restarted Brave, and it had the same balance. Also tried my seedphrase to recover my wallet there. That did not work either. How can I recover all my tokens?

    1. self-absorbent iron-shitpaper said on November 19, 2021 at 6:14 am
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      this is working as intended so the venture capitalists can make money

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