Brave (BAT) to Add Support for YubiKey while Working on Ledger and Trezor integration

  • YubiKey a natural evolution in Brave’s mission to serve the user first
  • BAT price unaffected, currently trading at $0.321 with 24 hours loss of 1.07 percent

Brave announced a partnership with Yubico to add YubiKey support to the privacy focused browser on iOS on June 24.

Yubico is the leading provider of hardware authentication security keys that protect logins to online accounts from phishing and other threats of account takeover. It authenticates with a single touch and further verifies the identity of the site you are logging into.

Now with Brave’s support for Yubico’s upcoming YubiKey 5Ci devices that have a Lightning connector and USB-C on a single device, it will allow people to use the same security keys across multiple devices.

With this collaboration, Brave has been able to bring security key support to an iOS browser for the first time.

“The Brave browser integrates privacy and security features by default, and offering phishing-resistant authentication with the YubiKey to our users is a natural evolution in our mission to deliver a browser that serves the user first,”

said Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave Software.

Yubico is equally “excited” to work with Brave that shares its vision to “deliver strong privacy and security online.” Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and Founder, Yubico said which made Brave a natural fit that gives users across the web more choice.

This support that would make Brave the latest web browser equipped to deliver strong authentication would be demonstrated at Identiverse in Washington, DC this week.

Brave Working on ETH Wallet, Ledger and Trezor Integration

Meanwhile, Brave browser is also working on Ledger and Trezor integration, as per the photos available on the Brave’s Github repository.

In the wallet section, it offers three types to choose from including New Browser wallet that allows you to create a fresh one to access Decentralized applications (Dapps), store cryptocurrencies, and collectibles securely. This option further reads

“trade tokens anonymously with no trading fees.”

The other two options are Ledger and Trezor where you can connect your respective hardware wallet to interact with dapps and make transfers to other connected websites.

As for your Brave rewards, if it will be stored directly or have the option to move them to the hardware wallet, the moderator on its subreddit shared that the wallet is separate from the Brave Rewards wallet but the earnings can be sent.

In the future more wallet options, and not just linking an Uphold exchange account will be introduced that will provide a “bring your own wallet” solution to let one

“link up a bare Ethereum address with Brave Rewards.”

On the price front, BAT is unaffected, currently trading at $0.321 with 24 hours loss of 1.07 percent. Though red in the past 30 days, BAT is up 150 percent till date in 2019.

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