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Brave Browser to Integrate Solana dApps


cryptobriefing.com 08 November 2021 16:38, UTC
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Brave will provide default support for the Solana blockchain.

Brave Offers Default Support For Solana

Brave, a popular privacy-focused browser, has partnered with Solana to offer support for its decentralized applications (dApps). The integration will allow Solana dApps to run natively within the browser, the Brave team announced at the Breakpoint conference in Lisbon on Monday.

Until now, Brave has only offered support for Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) browser-based cryptocurrency wallets and DEX aggregators. The team will now add Solana to the supported networks under its multi-chain strategy.

Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software, spoke about the various technical changes the team is making in the web browser to support Solana dApps.

Solana, a high-performance blockchain, has experienced rapid growth in the last year, becoming a notable contender in the Layer 1 race. “Brave is adding support for Solana account creation, key management, transaction creation and signing, as well as adding support for Solana’s JSON RPC APIs,” Eich told Crypto Briefing.

According to Eich, the default support for Solana will help provide fast and affordable access to the decentralized web and thus “pave the way for the next billion crypto users.” The integration with Solana will be completed within the first half of 2022.

Brave Browser is widely used in the crypto community as it offers a privacy-focused alternative to Google Chrome. The browser also rewards users with Basic Attention Token (BAT) for viewing anonymized ads. In turn, the BAT token powers Brave’s advertising ecosystem by allowing advertisers to purchase ad space.

The latest partnership opens the Solana blockchain to Brave’s 42 million monthly active users and 1.3 million verified creators. In return, Solana will also implement Themis, a privacy-by-design advertising protocol on its network. Themis is considered a key milestone in the BAT 2.0 roadmap.

Meanwhile, the Solana (SOL) token recently became the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, overtaking Cardano and stablecoin provider Tether in the past week.

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