Popular security-focused web giant Opera has launched the beta version of a new browser called Opera Crypto that features a built-in cryptocurrency wallet.
By introducing Opera for Android with Crypto Wallet, the Norwegian browser maker is lowering the barrier of entry into the web of the future for users and developers alike. Since the wallet is built into the browser, this means internet users no longer need to install separate Dapp browsers or crypto wallet extensions.
Developers, on the other hand, are getting an incentive to create decentralized apps (Dapps) for web3, since Opera is about to make them mainstream and available to all its users.
Crypto payments – a cash experience online
“Having a Crypto Wallet in the browser brings the cash experience to the world of online payments,” said Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto. “Paying with the Crypto Wallet is like sending digital cash straight from your phone, and we’ve just made it easier. This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike.”
Opera with Crypto Wallet also supports tokens and digital collectibles and automatically presents them to the user, something few wallets do.
“We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow,” said Hamel. “By becoming the the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible. Our hope is that this will accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users’ daily lives.”