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Popular privacy-focused browser Brave has announced that its users will be required to verify their wallets using a government-issued ID to withdraw their BAT tokens to a third party A crypto wallet is a device or app that stores digital assets. Unlike the physical wallet in your back pocket,... More or exchange.
The wallet service will be provided by Uphold, a cryptocurrency exchange. By verifying and creating an account with the exchange, users will also be able to purchase additional BAT tokens.
In a forum post, a Brave employee said that the new changes were rolled out on it Nightly Build on July 24, 2019. Users can currently earn BAT tokens by enabling advertisements and use them to tip content creators and publishers such as The Washington Post or The Guardian. However, users looking to withdraw tokens to another wallet will have to complete a KYC verification process.
BAT was advertised as a decentralized method to tip and support websites and content creators in lieu of traditional advertisements. In its initial coin offering held on May 31, 2017, Brave managed to raise approximately $35 million from investors. In April of this year, the company launched the Brave Ads program, allowing users to earn BAT by viewing a few advertisements every hour.
According to Brave, users who enable the rewards feature receive 70 percent of each advertisement’s revenue. Brave plans to partner up with a host of websites, enabling them to place ads directly next to their content. This approach will give website owners 70 percent of the revenue, while users and Brave will each receive 15 percent. Notably, users that earn BAT tokens through the rewards program are not required to comply with Uphold’s KYC requirements.
Brave’s decision of using a custodial wallet solution, however, requires KYC to be completed for other actions that involve Uphold infrastructure, including withdrawals and new token deposits. Like any other cryptocurrency exchange, Uphold must comply with each region’s KYC/AML regulations and identify its users.
However, in a forum post, Brave employee ‘Chriscat’ said that it will eventually introduce an Ethereum wallet within the browser itself. This will allow users to manage their on-chain Blockchain is a digital ledger that’s used for storing data on several servers across the world in a decentralized, trustless... More addresses and accounts from the browser directly, eliminating the need for a third-party custodial solution like Uphold. He further stated that peer-to-peer solutions do not seem viable for now because “most mainstream users and publishers do not know or want to manage their own on-chain wallet.”
According to Brave, this is a blockchain adoption problem that will eventually cease to exist in a few years.
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