Basic Attention Token (BAT) , the privacy-focused web browser cryptocurrency Brave, has soared more than 17% in the past 24 hours.
The token rise follows Monday's announcement that the Brave browser will be integrated with Solana , the fourth most valuable cryptocurrency in terms of market capitalization.
According to a shared post on the Brave website, the integration will make Solana the default blockchain for supporting decentralized applications (dapps) in the browser because of its high speed and low costs.
“As more and more users and developers demand tools for fast and affordable access to the decentralized internet, this integration will continually pave the way for the next billion crypto users to leverage applications and tokens,” said Brendan Eich, CEO of Brave.
The integration has not had an immediate impact on the price of the SOL token in the last 24 hours, but it has risen about 17% in the last week, reaching a high of $260 this week.
After reaching 36 million monthly active users in September, Brave has been adding more features in recent months.
In June, the browser launched Brave Search in order to challenge Google's dominance in the search engine market with privacy-focused features such as not collecting users' IP addresses or personalized results based on identifying information.
In October, Brave Search became the browser's default search engine , replacing Google. In September, the browser also introduced Brave Talk , a privacy-focused video conferencing feature.
*Translated and edited by Daniela Pereira do Nascimento with permission from Decrypt.co .
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