Option to receive funds in Brave wallet not obvious

Description of the issue:

It is not immediately obvious how to receive coins/tokens into the wallet and what coins/tokens are possible.

From other wallets or exchanges, I’m used to having some kind of “receive” option somewhere, either acessible from some coin (if it’s something that can deal with multiple currencies, so making sure that I get a fitting adress for my selected coin) or at some kind of start screen. In Brave wallets case, the logical place for such a thing would be another tab next to the existing [Buy][Send][Swap] tabs in the upper right of the main page.

Now, it seems kinda obvious that my “account number” simply is an ETH adress, and this thread seems to confirm that, but given that

a) the term “Ethereum address” or “address” doesn’t show up anywhere, and
b) the whole setup of the wallet is all beginner friendly and easy and nice with loads of whitespace

this seems like a big oversight, that this fact isn’t explicitly stated anywhere!

Also, it only seems to show a censored version of address, making it even harder to “discover” the address and there seems to be no way to turn this address into an QR code, which is very useful when sending stuff from, say a mobile wallet and something I’m used to from some other platforms.

Secondly, it’s not obvious what coins/tokens I can receive into my brave wallet! It says something about Ethereum and ERC20 in the setup, but the whole marketing with web3 and all these buzzwords make it seem like it would support loads of other stuff. And if you open up the wallet the first time, there’s already an icon for another currency (BAT) in there, so I’d assume that some folks will assume that they can send even another currency (Bitcoin, say…) to this wallet.

Yes, I know, BAT is an ERC20 token, but does your average user that needs all the nice words and whitespace in the setup know that?

Again, it seems like a lot of (potentially expensive) discovery work is left to the user!

Now obviously, it’s not the wallets/browsers job to educate the user about everything there is to know in crypto, but some more guidance would be very welcome! E.g. some short text like:

[0x1234567890987654321] [click here for QR code] This is your Ethereum address.
Use this address to send Ether to your Brave wallet or any other ERC20 token*, such as for example BAT, this, that or a small selection of the 5 or so most popular tokens. learn more about ERC20 tokens (or any other, suitable link, preferably some support doc by Brave)
As of now, we do not support non ERC20 coins! You can not use Brave Wallet for Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin!

*does it really work with any and all of the 1000s of shitcoins?

Are you using the (new) Brave Wallet or the (old) Crypto wallets implementation?
new Brave wallet

How can this issue be reproduced?

Brave Version (check About Brave):
Version 1.32.113 Chromium: 96.0.4664.45 (Official Build) (64-bit)
on Linux


Thanks for all the great feedback, I’ve passed it on to our design team.

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Could someone please tell me how to receive coins into the brave wallet, or point me in the direction of the instructions? It is not intuitive, not visible, and I’m tired of looking. Something that simple, ought to be in plain sight. Yes? also, where’s the list of coins the wallet supports? I’d like to stash some mwat somewhere.

Bumping for an answer from Brave.

Do you actually help anyone here?

“Thanks” for proving my point!

While crypto isn’t exactly rocket science, it’s much harder than braves simple wallet makes it seem! Looking at your thread, it seems like a few more things than just braves too simple wording went wrong, but seems like you got exactly into the situation I described.

When you click on this address it’ll be copied and than you can put this address on another app/website/wallet from where you want to send to brave