Opera Crypto Wallet Upgraded To Allow Users Send Crypto-Collectibles
Opera ltd, the firm which built the popular Opera browser, has stated that it has upgraded its built- in cryptocurrency wallet to fully support ethereum- based Erc-721 crypto collectibles, including cryptokitties and MLB’s collectibles.
The norway – based tech company, via an announcement, stated the upgrade to the crypto wallet, which already supports ether, the native currency of ethereum network, and Erc-20 tokens, is set to promote better user experience by allowing users send crypto- collectibles without entering their relevant marketplaces.
Opera further explained that the new facility makes sending crypto collectibles as “easy as sending money via Venmo in the us or Vipps or Swish in Scandinavian countries.”
“We believe this is only the beginning of this trend and that, as technology and usability improves, more online games and other services will adopt such tokens. We also see the possibility for these unique tokens to unlock access to content or verify eligibility for certain digital services.”
Extension-based Ethereum wallets such as Metamask already provides users comparable features. Opera insists to be the first popular web browser to showcase an indigenous cryptocurrency wallet designed to offer the feature, which “makes using crypto- collectibles both easier and more fun.”
Per the post, this could “speed up adoption by a larger audience in the future.” The browser supposedly has more than 300 million active users, and unveiled its built- in cryptocurrency wallet two months ago after obtaining a $50 million investment from cryptocurrency mining equipment manufacturer Bitmain.
The wallet, which in the near future will be freely available on Opera ’s desktop browser, is presently in a test phase. To use it, users must opt on Opera ’s crypto webpage, so that they can be welcomed to evaluate this out on their android smartphones.
Opera ’s move to appease cryptocurrency users was spotted earlier this year, when it pulled out a indigenous cryptojacking blocker, which assists its users avoid their CPU resources be utilized to mine cryptocurrencies without their authorisation. Its built- in crypto wallet allows users browse decentralized applications (DApps).