Tuesday, February 27

Opera announces a browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet

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Although Opera is not one of the most popular browsers in Spain, the homonymous company behind the web browser today announced its cryptbrowser with the idea of ​​offering users direct and more comfortable access to Web3 services so that they can use their cryptocurrencies more comfortably.

The beta, which is already available for Windows, Mac y Android, “It caters to crypto-natives and the crypto-curious, putting Web3 at the forefront of the browsing experience,” the company explains in a statement. The main feature of the new software is the ability to include direct access to the user’s cryptocurrency wallet, so that they can use it more comfortably and easily.

the new browser “includes a direct access to decentralized exchanges, Web3-based NFTs and decentralized applications (dapps) for gaming, as well as integrated Telegram and Twitter support, accessed directly from the browser’s sidebar,” the company details. They also explain that the built-in non-custodial wallet will initially support Ethereum in beta, but will soon extend interoperability across major networks and naming systems through partnerships with Polygon, Solana, Nervos, Celo, Unstoppable Domains, Handshake, ENS, and many more to be announced.

“The wallet is compliant with ERC-20 fungible standardsas well as non-fungible ones, including ERC-721 tokens with ERC-1155 in Q1 2022. It also allows users to buy cryptocurrencies through a built-in fiat-to-crypto ramp, as well as facilitate exchanges. direct from crypto to crypto. Users can also check their crypto balance and gas prices, and even access an integrated NFT gallery.”

Opera intends to make accessing Web3 as easy as it is to access Web2 today. The idea is to make it more comfortable than ever to navigate metaverse dapps, games and platforms for a smoother cross-platform experience. The browser comes equipped with a news and data aggregator, dubbed “Crypto Corner”, a dedicated space with key information including crypto news, asset prices and gas rates, plus events, launches and even podcasts.

The truth is that Opera has already stood out from the competition in integrating some of the solutions into its browser, such as VPN without login or native ad and tracker blocker. Features that is in the new browser.

“Interest in Web3 continues to grow, but none of the existing web browsing experiences offered today are designed to create a seamless and secure user experience on the decentralized web,” said Jorgen Arnesen, Executive Vice President of Mobile at Opera.

Opera believes the new crypto-browser offers “a simpler, faster and more private Web3 experience for users. It simplifies a Web3 user experience that is often bewildering to core users. Opera believes that Web3 has to be easy to use for for the decentralized web to reach its full potential. We are launching our beta to the world to get feedback from the crypto community and build them together in the future.”