Brave Wallet is completely separate from Brave Rewards. This is a standalone component which lets you send, receive, swap 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.
Creating a new local wallet (no import)
To add a new local or hardware wallet to the browser:
- In Brave, open the Main Menu, then go to
Settings → Wallet
Get Started, you'll be prompted to create a password for this new wallet. Once you've created a password for your wallet, click
You will now be offered the option to create a 12-word recovery phrase, which you can use to recover your primary crypto accounts. We highly recommend creating a backup phrase -- if you skip this step and happen to forget or lose your Wallet account password, want to switch accounts, or if your device is stolen/compromised, you will have no way to recover or access any assets contained in your Wallet.
Confirm you understand this decision by click the box next to
I understand that
if I lose my recovery words, I will not be able to access my crypto wallet, then click
The next screen contains your secret Recovery Phrase to use should you need to restore your wallet, as well as information on how to ensure the security of your wallet and recovery phrase. Note that you may use the Copy option to copy your secret Phrase to your clipboard. When you have made a safe copy of your Phrase, click the
I have backed up my phrase somewhere safe box, then click
You'll now be on the secret Recovery Phrase confirmation screen to ensure your phrase is correct. Click on the word 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 its entirety, click
If entered correctly, your new wallet account will be created and you will be taken to your wallet main page (
Importing wallets from MetaMask or existing crypto wallet account
If you have an existing MetaMask wallet or an already created Brave crypto wallets account, you can import/migrate them as new accounts in the new Brave Wallet.
Importing from MetaMask
If you’d like to import data from your MetaMask wallet into your Brave Wallet, select the Import from MetaMask option on the wallet creation screen.
Enter your MetaMask password, then you may choose to use the same password as your MetaMask wallet for your Brave Wallet account as well, or you may set a unique password for your Brave Wallet. Once a password is chosen, your MetaMask data will be imported and you will be taken to your Brave Wallet main page (
Importing from existing Crypto wallets account
If you already have an existing Crypto Wallet account, the browser will notify you that one is detected. From here, after clicking
Get started, you will be asked to enter your existing Crypto Wallet account password. You may also elect to set a new password for your Wallet or simply click the Use the same password check box to keep the password the same. Your existing Crypto Wallet data will then be imported and you will be taken to your Wallet main page (
Adding hardware wallets to your accounts
To add a hardware wallet to your (Ledger, Trezor) to your Brave wallet, click on the Accounts tab on the wallet main page:
Hardware tab in the resulting window, then select the type of hardware device you’d like to add to your Wallet. Connect your hardware device into your computer directly, unlock the device and select the Ethereum app, then click
From here, check the box next to any account on your hardware device that you’d like to import into Brave Wallet, then click
Add checked accounts.
Once connected, your hardware device will appear in your
Accounts Tab under