Web3 Browser Brave introduces NFT gated video calling
The NFT gated video calls will be available to all Brave Talk users who have a premium subscription on any browser along with any Web3 wallet. Currently, this feature is only compatible with Ethereum-based NFTs.
Earlier this week on Tuesday, May 23, the Web3 browser became Brave announced leverages non-fungible tokens (NFT) to introduce token-gated video calling functionality into the user experience.
The Brave browser will add this new tool to the existing Brave Talk video service and will allow hosts to use NFTs and POAPS to manage conversation access thereby providing token-gate access, assigning moderator permissions, configuring avatars and much more.
In addition, the Web3 call will also extend the utility of Brave’s browser-native Brave Wallet. By combining browser, wallet and video, the Brave browser will help create the first fully integrated Web3 live event platform ever.
Brave’s Web3 calls offer enhanced user authentication and authorization features, unlike other video calling platforms such as Zoom or Google Meet that rely solely on passwords for access control. Using NFTs as a gate system, Brave creates a video calling experience that resembles real events, where entry is granted based on possession of a ticket.
The NFT gated video calls will be available to all Brave Talk users who have a premium subscription on any browser along with any Web3 wallet. As of now, this feature is only compatible with Ethereum-based NFTs. “In the future, hosts may grant access based on specific token balances or previous ownership of a token or send crypto to participants,” the company noted.
Token Gating and Brave Talk
Token gating is one of the key developments taking place in Brave Talk that allows hosts to use NFTs and POAPs as access cards to live events. To take an example, communities can hold members-only conversations for token holders. On the other hand, creators can reward a select few fans who hold tokens and offer exclusive access to them. Companies can also use the open NFT marketplaces to sell and resell tickets to the event.
Token Gating is one of the most important ways to control access in Web3. It basically consists of two parts: authentication and authorization. In order for users to get started with the Web3 Brave Talk conversations, they need to follow the following steps:
- Users can open the Brave browser and navigate to talk.brave.com to start the process.
- By selecting the “Be a Web3 Conversation” option, users can start a Web3 room, which requires a Premium Talk subscription to access.
- When you create or join a Web3 room, users’ wallets will ask for authentication and grant access to one of their accounts.
- Users have the option to choose an NFT as an avatar during the conversation.
- It is possible to specify whether participants must have an NFT or be a member of a POAP group to participate in the conversation.
- The link to the conversation can be shared with desired participants so that they can join the conversation.