Opera Join Hands With Ledger Capital To Explore Blockchain Applications
Opera has joined forces with blockchain counseling and financial solutions firm Ledger Capital to investigate achievable blockchain applications, according to a press release published September 28.
According to the publication, the two companies are planning to explore applications and real-world uses of blockchain and how the innovation can be employed within Opera tools and its ecosystem.
As earlier detailed, Opera became the first main web browser that incorporated a built-in crypto wallet. Commenting on the project, Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera’s crypto wallet, said “paying with the crypto wallet is like sending digital cash straight from your phone … This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike.”
Earlier this month, Opera introduced a “Labs” exclusive version of its desktop web browser along with built-in crypto wallet. The latest version will permit clients to validate Web 3.0 and decentralized application (DApp) transactions performed on their computer utilizing their Android handset.
“Labs” supposedly is completely interoperable with the mobile crypto wallet. In December last year, Opera incorporated anti-crypto mining mechanism in their incorporated ad-blocker for its desktop browser, afterwards extending it to the mobile browser as well.
Last month, one more major web browser, Firefox, declared it will obstruct crypto jacking malware in its upcoming versions. Opera was established in 1995 in Norway.
In 2017, the company supposedly posted operating revenue of $128.9 million and net profits of $6.1 million, while its client base was 322 million people globally in 1Q18. In June 2018, Opera registered for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in the U.S., planning to generate up to $115 million.