Brave Browser joins forces with Solana Labs, blockchain integration coming next year
Less than two years ago, Brave Browser made its debut and introduced the Basic Attention Token (BAT) cryptocurrency to the world. Right now, the browser has over 42 million active users across Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. BAT reached its highest value back in April, but now is on the rise again, at least partially thanks to the recent agreement inked by Brave and Solana Labs.
According to the official blog post by Brave regarding this partnership, "Brave will integrate the Solana blockchain into the Brave browser, providing default Solana ecosystem support to Brave’s 42 million monthly active users and 1.3 million verified Creators. Brave will soon default to Solana for cross-chain and Solana native DApps."
In terms of features, the integration will offer to Brave Browser users support for Solana DEX aggregator swaps, NFTs, sending SPL tokens, and the ability to create accounts. More than just these, the upcoming integration — which is scheduled for next year — will enable the implementation of the Themis protocol, described as "a key milestone in the BAT 2.0 Roadmap."
The move to using Solana as the default blockchain does not mean that Brave will stop supporting Ethereum. On the contrary, the browser will add support for additional blockchains in the future as well, "and believes a blockchain-agnostic multi-chain wallet will be a key driver in mainstream crypto and DeFi adoption."