• Solana dApps will be integrated into the Brave Browser

    • Brave, the privacy-focused browser, has announced plans to support Solana dApps.
    • The integration with Solana is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.
    • On its network, Solana will also deploy Themis, a privacy-by-design advertising protocol.

    The Solana blockchain will be supported by default in Brave.

    Brave provides Solana with default support.

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

    Brave previously supported only Ethereum and Binance Smart Chain (BSC) browser-based cryptocurrency wallets and DEX aggregators. Solana will now be added to the list of supported networks as part of the team’s multi-chain strategy.

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

    Solana, a high-performance blockchain, has grown rapidly in the last year, emerging as a serious contender in the Layer 1 race. “Brave is adding support for Solana account creation, key management, transaction creation and signing, as well as Solana’s JSON RPC APIs,” Eich said.

    According to Eich, Solana’s default support will help provide quick and affordable access to the decentralized web, paving the way for “the next billion crypto users.” The integration with Solana is expected to be completed in the first half of 2022.

    Brave Browser is popular in the cryptocurrency community because it provides a privacy-focused alternative to Google Chrome. Users are also rewarded with Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) for viewing anonymous ads. The BAT token, in turn, fuels Brave’s advertising ecosystem by allowing advertisers to purchase ad space.

    The latest collaboration brings the Solana blockchain to the 42 million monthly active users and 1.3 million verified creators of Brave. Solana will also implement Themis, a privacy-by-design advertising protocol, on its network in exchange. Themis is regarded as a critical milestone in the BAT 2.0 roadmap.

    Meanwhile, the Solana (SOL) token recently overtook Cardano and stablecoin provider Tether to become the fourth-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization.

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