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On November 19, Brave announced its new Android software update, which will make the Binance widget available to its mobile users.
As the first exchange-browser integration, the introduction of Binance widget to desktop users last April provided Brave with direct access to the services of the largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world by trading volume. With Brave’s Android update, users of the platform can now interact with the widget from their mobile devices.
According to the announcement, the new integration will allow users to easily view summaries, deposits and conduct transactions with some of the major cryptocurrencies supported by Binance, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB, Ripple, and Litecoin.
Binance claimed that the only thing that users need to do to interact with the Binance widget is to connect the widget in the New Tab Page of their browser. This can be done by clicking the “Connect” button and authenticating with Binance to “enumerate any assets held” by the exchange.
The options available after connecting with Binance include viewing account balances, listing supported assets, searching for specific assets, and viewing cryptocurrencies fiat values. Users can also convert from one asset to another in just 30 seconds, as well as openly buy and sell their crypto on the platform.
By integrating the Binance widget into its mobile browser, Brave will try to provide a safer way for clients to manage their cryptocurrency while fully preserving their privacy. As stated in the announcement, the Binance widget is built directly into the browser, and API calls can only be made to Binance once users authenticate via OAuth.
To protect customers from potential threats, when a user disconnects the widget, Brave cannot access the account until it is reconnected. This can be done by clicking “Disconnect” on the widget’s dropdown menu.
The Android update comes right after the browser surpassed the threshold of 20 million monthly active users and 7 million daily active users, and became the number one rated browser on Google Play. Brave further announced that the Binance widget will be available on Brave’s iOS app in the upcoming months.