- Brave Software, Inc. is working on Ethereum, Ledger, and Trezor wallet integration on the Brave extension
- Hardware wallets to enable interaction with dApps and connection to linked wallets
- New wallets differ from the Brave Rewards wallet
Brave Software, Inc., a blockchain company is working on integrating an Ethereum wallet as well as Ledger, and Trezor hardware wallets on a new welcome landing page for the Brave extension, according to its Github publication on June 25, 2019.
New Welcome Landing Page on Brave Extension
Per the publication, a new welcome landing page is being added to the Brave extension for Chrome. The page features three wallets and these are an Ethereum wallet, Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets. Images on Github reveal that users can choose any of these wallets to set up.
In the case of Ethereum, a new wallet can either be created or an old one imported right from the landing page. New wallets to be created require a password while old wallets that need to be restored require a seed phrase and a new password.
Users Can Connect Ledger and Trezor from the New Landing Page
On the other hand, the description of the Ledger wallet reveals that a user can connect their hardware wallet right from the interface in order to interact with decentralized applications (dApps). A connection will also enable them to make transfers to other wallets that have been linked.
Similarly, the Trezor wallet has the same description which means after setting up the hardware wallet, a user can engage with dApps and also make transfers to wallets that have been connected to the extension.
BAT’s Team Throws More Light on Wallet Integration
The Reddit page of Brave’s token BAT (Basic Attention Token) threw more light on the features of the new welcome landing page. A Redditor, for instance, asked if the addition of the Ledger hardware wallet will enable them to store BAT rewards directly on it or they can optionally move BAT to the wallets at a later time.
As a response, a member of the BAT team said the wallet is different from the Brave Rewards wallet, nonetheless, users can still send their earnings from Brave Rewards to the hardware wallets.
The BAT team member also said:
“And when we introduce more wallet options (not just linking an Uphold exchange account), we aim to provide a “bring your own wallet” solution that will let you link up a bare Ethereum address with Brave Rewards. This Ethereum address could be the one associated with the wallet you set up here.”
It is, however, worthy to note that the new wallet features are not yet live on any of the Brave wallets. According to the BAT team member, they are a work in progress and the Github page is just to inform people on what the Brave engineers are working on.