Thursday, December 7

Opera launches browser focused on cryptocurrencies and web 3

At Opera announced this Wednesday (19) that its new browser focused on cryptocurrencies is now available for public testing. Its focus is on improving the web 3 experience, one of the hottest topics from earlier this year.

Available for Windows, Android, and Mac, Opera Crypto Browser is no surprise, after all, Opera was the first browser with an integrated cryptocurrency wallet, released in 2018.

Furthermore, Google’s recent change in attitude could also be a sign that it won’t be long before Chrome is also part of the list of browsers that are already future-ready.

Opera browser focuses on web 3 and cryptocurrencies

Although some names like Elon Musk don’t believe in the expansion of web 3, or at least in the way it will be done, as Jack Dorsey points out, the fact is that this is the next evolution of the internet.

Focused on decentralization through dApps and greater interaction with money, web 3 promises to be the future. With that, Opera is already aiming to serve this old new audience, thirsty for more options, with its new browser.

New Opera browser focused on cryptocurrencies and web 3. Source: Reproduction

Through wallets of various currencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Opera Browser Crypto can boost the curiosity of its users, making them explore a new world.

With this, Opera promises that the user experience is great, even for the most inexperienced. Money transfers, product purchases in stores, purchasing NFTs, currency conversion using DeFi, all this will be possible with the browser, without having to install anything else.

Industry prepares for cryptocurrencies

This week, Intel announced that it is working on a Bitcoin mining rig. Google, on the other hand, is very willing to work with cryptocurrencies and allow its users to store them on cards.

In the browser sector, this fight is also in its infancy. Today few are really focused on cryptocurrencies and the web 3. As an example we can mention Brave, despite this, its market share is very small.

Opera is already used by 2% of users, still far from Chrome — created by Google, mentioned above — which has 64% of the market. And it’s good that Chrome also starts thinking about updating itself, in case it doesn’t want to lose users.

Finally, it is worth remembering that not everyone likes cryptocurrencies, as is the case with Mozilla, the company behind Firefox. In a recent statement, its creator called cryptocurrency users crooks and claimed that they are incinerating the planet.