Brave Web Browser 3 adds Solana support and improves BAT utility with latest update

A privacy-focused browser, Brave has unveiled its desktop browser version 1.39, which comes with Solana integration in an effort to improve Web 3 access for users. Prior to the announcement, Brave Browser had a linked wallet and a robust suite of tools for novices and experts alike. The addition of Solana support means that users will now be able to enjoy lower fees and faster transactions. Brave joins Opera, which took a similar step when it integrated with Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, and other blockchain ecosystems in March.

Integration plans were first shared in November 2021. Using desktop version 1.39, Brave Wallet users can transact with SOL and SPL tokens directly from their Brave Wallet. Moreover, they will be able to buy other cryptocurrencies with fiat thanks to its integration with Ramp. To top it off, the platform’s native token, Basic Attention Token (BAT) has also been transmuted into an SPL token.

Confirming the development, Brave CEO and Co-Founder Brendan Eich said, “As the 3rd leading web browser, Brave now provides integration with the Solana blockchain so users and developers can transact seamlessly. seamlessly over their fast and inexpensive network.

According to the announcement, the Solana integration is just one move among many to improve access to the Web 3 ecosystem.

The firm also announced its integration with Ramp. The Ramp integration allows users to purchase crypto directly from the Brave Wallet. According to Greg McEwan, Head of Marketing at Ramp, the integration will shorten the “painful process of converting fiat currencies to crypto.”

Likewise, Brave announced its partnership with Solana NFT market leader, Magic Eden. Using BAT tokens, Brave wallet users will soon be able to purchase NFTs directly from their wallets. Magic Eden Founder Sidney Zhang said, “Brave Wallet’s integration into our marketplace will further advance the ecosystem.

On top of that, Brendan Eich of Brave noted that the company will provide decentralized application (dApp) support in a future release.

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