Privacy browser Brave partners with Binance to let users trade cryptocurrencies on its webpage

Blockchain-based Internet browser Brave has partnered with crypto exchanges Binance to let users trade cryptocurrencies on its new tab page. 

Brave is an open-source web browser based on Chromium. It blocks website trackers and malware and utilizes the blockchain technology to anonymously keep track of user activities. The firm has its own platform token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT), and built a cryptocurrency wallet for ETH. 

In a Tuesday announcement, the firm announced that it has integrated the Binance widget in the new tab page to grant users direct access to Binance and Binance.US’ sites. Using the widget, users can trade cryptocurrencies, view their balance, and get deposit addresses without leaving the browser. Users can also choose to turn off the feature in their settings.


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The new feature is a native widget utilizing Binance's API and does not load any data from Binance's server, the announcement highlighted, meaning that users’ privacy is protected. An early version of the widget is now available on Brave’s Nightly desktop version, while the formal release is scheduled to come out in April. 

Binance believes this integration will allow traders to manage their cryptos in a safer and more frictionless way, according to the company’s CEO Changpeng Zhao.

“The Binance widget on Brave’s privacy-oriented browser instills a safer way to buy and sell crypto and also reduces user friction to onboard, trade and interact with the Binance ecosystem,” said Zhao. “We are looking forward to our long-term partnership with Brave to make it even easier to interact with crypto and encourage more utility in the near future.”

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