Opera To Integrate Cryptocurrency Wallet With Desktop Browser
Last month, popular browser Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA) announced the beta launch of its Android browser, with an in-built cryptocurrency wallet to support Ethereum’s Web3 API.
Following the astoundingly positive feedback of the cryptocurrency community and users of the Opera’s Android version of crypto wallet, the Norway-headquartered company has decided to integrate cryptocurrency wallet with its desktop browser.
Opera, which is used by more than 322 million people, has decided to update its desktop browser in order to resolve two major issues faced by its users. First, Opera users will have no need to install and establish an extension in their PC browser, in order to set up a link between the browser and the mobile app by scanning a QR code, which will provide connectivity to the mobile wallet.
Secondly, the mobile phone’s extremely secure system lock is designed to store the keys. This will allow users to login using their finger prints instead of using complicated passphrases. Furthermore, the user’s phone will store the keys which are used to control the assets.
Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto said
“By adding a crypto wallet directly into the browser, we removed the need for complex extensions or separate apps. Opening up the PC browser to crypto marks Opera’s second step towards making cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0 mainstream.”
The latest version of the Android mobile app only supports ETH, ERC-721 and ERC-20 tokens. In the future, Opera team is planning to add support for other cryptocurrencies.
The decision to update the desktop browser for crypto wallet support is part of Opera’s long-term strategy to provide additional features to demanding users.
Krystian Kolondra, EVP Browsers said
“At Opera, we try to stay at the forefront of innovation. Our next aim is to make crypto-integration mainstream. We believe blockchain technology has the power to transform the web of tomorrow and expect it to make a big difference in the years to come.”