Crypto Wallets in Brave is completely separate from Brave Rewards. This is a standalone component which lets you send, receive, and use BAT and other Ethereum assets and collectibles — as well as interacting with Ðapps and other smart contracts. This feature is meant for people who are already familiar with Ethereum or are excited to learn.
To add a new local or hardware wallet to the browser:
- In Brave, click the main menu, go to
Settings --> Cryptowallets
Connect/Createin New Local Wallet, Ledger, or Trezor, depending on the type of wallet you'd like to add.
After clicking Create in the New Local Wallet box, you'll be prompted to create a password for this new wallet. Ensure that you read the notice at the bottom of the screen and throughly read through the risk disclosure before moving forward.
Once you've created a password, click
Create. The next screen contains your Secret Backup Phrase to use should you need to restore you wallet, as well as information on how to ensure the security of your wallet and secret phrase. Note that you may use the link on the right to download your Secret Backup Phrase to your device directly. Click to reveal your phrase, or choose
Remind me later, then
Next to move forward with the creation process.
If you chose to reveal and clicked Next, you'll be taken to the Secret Backup Phrase confirmation screen to ensure your phrase is correct. Click on the words boxes one at a time to recreate your phrase in the box above. Note that these words must be in the same order as they appear in your phrase. You may also click and drag words within the box in the event you entered a word incorrectly. When your phrase has been entered in it's entirety, click
Confirm. If entered correctly, you will be shown a "success" screen, click
All done to view your newly created wallet.
Note: Brave will not ever store or allow access to your seed phrase to anyone besides you. This ensures that only you can backup, restore or access your seed phrase and wallet data.
Click Connect in the Ledger section to add a new Ledger hardware wallet to the browser. Ensure your Ledger device is connected to your machine and unlocked. Once you've chosen
Ledger --> Connect, you'll be asked to select which Ledger account you'd like to view in Brave. Select the account you wish to add and then click
Your Ledger hardware wallet is now connected to the browser.
Ensure your Trezor device is connected to your machine before starting the process. Click Connect in the Trezor section to connect a new Trezor hardware wallet. You will be shown a screen requesting permissions for the browser to read keys from Trezor, with the option to
Allow once for this session or
Always allow this service.
Once permission is granted, you'll be asked to export your key for this account. Click
Export, then enter the PIN associated with your Trezor device. After entering your key, choose which account you want to add to the browser, then click
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