Opera Launches A Crypto BrowserJanuary 20, 2022 12:47 pm
Opera recently announced that it had launched a browser that was specifically built for crypto and blockchain related applications.
This new web 3.0 type of browser will feature things like native crypto wallets, built-in access to various cryptocurrency exchanges, and support for decentralized applications all from a single place.
The company stated that the creation of this browser was to make the browser a one stop shop for all crypto and management of decentralized applications or utilities.
The browser’s built in wallet will support various blockchains which include Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Celo with possible additions in the future.
The greatest feature that the browser will have is that it will support blockchain-based decentralized internet which is also known as Web3.
Opera is happy to unveil its new Crypto Browser Project, with beta versions of the new browser available for PC, Mac and mobile phones, delivering a new web experience with Web3 at its core. Learn more about what Web3 & the browser means to us: https://t.co/MHOwegeHWo pic.twitter.com/TuEYBXaXay
— Opera (@opera) January 19, 2022
WindowsCentral explains more about Web3:
Web3 is built around crypto and the decentralized internet. Browsers that support Web3 have native support for decentralized applications, also known as DApps.
Web3 also supports decentralized finance (DeFi).
These terms are still foreign to many general browsers of the web, which is an issue Opera is trying to address.
Opera explains that it wants to make blockchain technologies understandable, and its new Crypto Browser is part of that effort.
The Crypto Browser is available in beta on PC, Mac, and Android starting today.
The company stated that many other current browsers today have a focus on Web3 and even fewer make blockchain easy to understand or easy to use.
The main selling point that the company is using to help promote this new crypto browser project is that fact that it is much more than just a one-size-fits-all solution.
Instead, the browser has the ability to work with a variety of decentralized apps and much deeper functionality than other browsers who can only have basic web wallet add-ons.
There is also a portion of the browser that is focused on NFTs, upcoming airdrops, and educational content all in one spot.
Opera goes more in detail on what the future of their crypto browsers could look like:
Opera isn’t new to the Web3 space.
In 2018, we launched the world’s first browser with a built-in crypto wallet.
Since then, we have continued to push forward, removing some key hurdles associated with the use of crypto, including making crypto top-ups seamless and available directly in the wallet, and allowing you to send crypto and NFTs directly to other people.
We have also integrated multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Celo and Nervos, and announced partnerships with Handshake, NEAR, Polygon and Solana.
Today, we are taking our Web3 effort a step further by allowing you to test experimental browsers on Android, Mac and Windows that will become our flagships for you to interact with Web3.
In order to start using Web3 today, the process is pretty simple.
You only need to download Opera Crypto Browser which is available on multiple platforms.
You also have the option to then add your existing crypto wallet to the browser or use the browser’s default wallet that you can create on the spot.
With the introduction of a new type of browser, this may start a new shift of focus for other popular browsers like Chrome or Safari to get into the industry in the future as well.
— CoinDesk (@CoinDesk) January 19, 2022
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