Japanese users of privacy-focused Brave browser will soon be able to receive its native Basic Attention Token (BAT) as rewards. According to a July 30 announcement, Brave browser has joined forces with Major Japanese regulated crypto exchange, BitFlyer, to develop a crypto wallet called “the Integrated Wallet”.
Both firms announced earlier this month that they would develop a crypto asset wallet for Brave browser users through a partnership. The new wallet will allow Japanese Brave usersto trade BAT on BitFlyer, as well as tip BAT to publishers and content creators. The service is scheduled to begin around November this year.
Currently, Japan users who participate in the Brave Rewards program receive “BAT Points” instead of the native BAT.Regulatory issues in the country prevent the citizens from earning the BAT crypto, or trading their points for BAT or any other currency.
The new service will now pave way for Japan users to receive BAT as a payment for attention, while protecting their privacy. They can then use the received BAT to easily support the activities of artistes and content creators. Moreover, the Japanese users can now purchase more BAT tokens from BitFlyer and easily use them on the Brave browser.
Hiroshi Shimase, President of Brave Software Asia noted that this new service is part of the essential functions that will significantly impact the Japanese internet ecosystem and bring great benefits to consumers. Shimase added that the partnership with BitFlyer is a big step in restructuring its consumer-centric approach to the internet.
Speaking about this partnership, Kimihiro Mine, CEO of BitFlyer stated that the partnership would serve as a model case for new possibilities for crypto, and not just as an investment option. He added that BitFlyer will utilize its high level of security to provide an environment where Brave users can use their cryptocurrencies with peace of mind.