Opera has launched its Web3 “Crypto Browser” into beta, which includes a built-in crypto wallet, simple access to cryptocurrency/NFT exchanges, support for decentralized apps (dApps), and more. The objective is to “reduce the complexity of the Web3 user experience that might be overwhelming for typical users,” according to Opera EVP Jorgen Arnensen.
Opera’s Crypto Browser also announced a collaboration with Polygon and others. The goal is to allow you to access your cryptocurrency without requiring any add-ons, while still allowing you to use third-party wallets if desired. You may buy cryptocurrencies using fiat to the crypto on-ramp, exchange them in the wallet direct, send and receive them, and check your balance. It also includes a secure clipboard that stops other apps from stealing data when you copy/paste.
Opera crypto browser will support Web3
The Opera browser is also planning to support Web3, a blockchain-based decentralized internet that’s becoming increasingly popular among cryptocurrency enthusiasts (and doubters). It also enables users to access GameFi “where you can earn as you play your way through all sorts of metaverses,” according to Opera. It also has a “Crypto Corner” with the most up-to-date blockchain news where you may enhance your Web3 knowledge, according to Opera.
Mozilla, another major competitor of Opera, recently stated that it would accept cryptocurrency donations, but came under fire from users including co-founder Jamie Zawinski over the ecological effects of blockchain. Opera noted that it was working toward implementing the more energy-efficient Etherium Layer 2 specification “as soon as possible,” in response to concerns over its sluggish progress.
Google enters the blockchain world
Other firms, such as Ubisoft, have joined the blockchain bandwagon with NFTs and other services, which has prompted the same outrage. Opera, at least, gives users a choice by providing different browser options alongside its standard Opera browser and one geared towards gamers.