Opera Browser To Support ‘multiple blockchains’, Starting With TRON, TRC Tokens
In its cryptocurrency-oriented browser, Opera will shortly provide in-built support for the TRON (TRX) blockchain and TRC-standard tokens. The latest functionality will allow native use of TRON-powered dapps and tokens within the browser, among many other tasks Opera will also provide backing for TRON’s TRX as well as other TRC-standard tokens in its integrated desktop and smartphone cryptocurrency wallet (accessible on iOS and Android).
The browser has over 300 million customers around the world making TRON the second blockchain covenant to find its way to Opera.
Justin Sun CEO of TRON, said “We are excited that Opera, a mainstream browser with hundreds of millions of users, will now seamlessly support TRX and other TRON tokens. Soon, Opera users will be able to use dapps on the TRON blockchain.”
Hitherto, the browser only functioned with the Ethereum blockchain–and a pile of Ethereum-based tokens. Questioned if there was requirement to incorporate TRON to its browser an Opera consultant said that “TRON is one of the fastest developing blockchains with lots of dapps, so it’s a logical move as we strive to increase the utilization and environment of dapps.”
Opera is yet to indicate when the TRON implementation will be carried out in its browser. Curiously, Opera also pledged to “add assistance for various blockchains within the next 12 months.” Regrettably, it paused shy of mentioning other blockchains that are being considered. During 2018, the Norwegian browser company has put enormous efforts to establish itself as the decentralized internet browser.
Besides introducing a bundle of cryptocurrency and blockchain capabilities in its browser, Opera also collaborated with HTC to create seamless wallet integration for Exodus 1. Last year, Opera built crypto wallet and Web 3.0 functionalities for its Android browser, introducing the application in December 2018 with assistance for ether (ETH) and reciprocative decentralized application (DApps).
“Web 3” is a word originally created to refer to attempts to create a semantic internet and is progressively used to point to the development of a smarter, transparent and more distributed web that could incorporate blockchain, decentralized computation and cryptocurrencies. Aid for another significant blockchain will allow apparently hundreds of millions of Opera customers to play Tron-based games and tap Tron DApps within an embedded interface, without needing extensions or apps from third parties.
Krystian Kolondra— EVP at Opera, Head of Browsers — said the company intends to boost Web 3’s mainstream acceptance by interacting with various blockchains. It can be noted that Opera’s improving crypto wallet and Web 3-based browsers consists of a desktop variant and also Opera Touch for iOS, an early-access scheme.
In February, Opera presented a unique service allowing consumers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to buy ether via the browser’s Android variant. In addition, the company proceeded to investigate the advancement of potential blockchain apps within its offerings and ecosystem particularly through a collaboration with blockchain consulting and financial services company Ledger Capital.
In the same month Opera introduced its indigenous crypto wallet for Android, electronics manufacturer Sirin Labs introduced its first blockchain-based smartphone with a cold-storage crypto wallet and encrypted messaging assistance. Consumer electronics company HTC also introduced in-wallet cryptocurrency trading this week in its blockchain-backed Exodus 1 smartphone.
Tron’s co-founder and chief technical officer quit his position last week, saying the Tron initiative has turned out to be overly concentrated and deviated from its founding values.