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Japanese Crypto Exchange bitFlyer to Add Support for BAT tokens


After adding support for XRP last year, Japanese cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer will soon have Brave Browser’s BAT tokens available for trading. 

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan, bitFlyer is soon adding support for Brave Browser’s BAT token. The news was confirmed by bitFlyer through a press release. BAT has recently gained trading approval from the FSA. This is the first time in four months that bitFlyer is bringing in some token for trading support. It added support for XRP in December 2019. 

About bitFlyer

bitFlyer was originally established in 2014, and today it is the largest crypto exchange in Japan in terms of the trading volume. It claims to offer top-notch security standards for virtual currency trading and is the only certified virtual currency exchange company in as many as three regions – Japan, Europe, and the US. 

Brave Browser and its Growing Popularity Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Brave browser first came into prominence when it sold $35 million BAT tokens in just under 1 minute in its 2017 ICO. In 2018, mobile manufacturing giant HTC made Brave browser the default browser in its blockchain phone Exodus.

Recently, BAT tokens were made available for trading in the Gemini exchange. So, Brave has had quite a good run ever since is 2017 ICO. 

However, what is striking, is the fact that Brave has increased its number of active users amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is being speculated that Brave’s enhanced focus on user privacy is one of the prime reasons for its success.

Brave has positioned itself as a privacy-oriented rival Google Chrome. Interestingly, it has nearly doubled its user base from 2018 to 2019. 

Owing to the partnerships with Gemini and now bitFlyer, it would be interesting to note Brave’s progress in the near future. 


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