With the Brave Android app update rolling out today (v1.38), Brave users who opt into Brave Rewards on Android can connect a Gemini account to their browser’s Brave Rewards to manage their Basic Attention Tokens (BAT). Today’s custodial option for Android follows the integration on desktop in August 2021.
Brave Android users can use this new custodial option to link their browser’s Brave Rewards with Gemini, in addition to the existing Uphold option.
- When an unverified Rewards user selects Gemini to verify their browser’s Brave Rewards, they can create (or log in to) a Gemini account, and any previously accrued BAT will be transferred to their Gemini account. (This does not include BAT that is already in another custodial account, such as Uphold).
- The BAT balance in Brave Rewards will reflect the BAT balance in the user’s Gemini account, including BAT purchased on Gemini. This allows users to use BAT purchased on Gemini inside the Brave Rewards ecosystem (for example, to tip and contribute to creators).
- When tipping creators who are also connected to Gemini, BAT is drawn from the Gemini account and sent directly to the creator.
If a user is already verified with Uphold but opts to switch to Gemini, they can simply choose to disconnect their Uphold account from their Brave Rewards, and then verify again while choosing the Gemini option.
This continued integration with Gemini follows the Gemini Trading Widget on the New Tab Page in Brave, the Gemini Creator integration (available since August 2020), and the Brave Rewards & Gemini integration on desktop. They are very happy to bring this feature to its loyal users on Android.
Brave is a free and open-source web browser developed by Brave Software, Inc. based on the Chromium web browser. Brave is a privacy-focused browser, which automatically blocks online advertisements and website trackers in its default settings. It also provides users the choice to turn on optional ads that pay users for their attention in the form of Basic Attention Tokens (BAT) cryptocurrency. Users can then send contributions to websites and content creators, which support BAT in the form of tips along with the ability to keep the cryptocurrency they earned.
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