Opera Launches First Browser With Cryptocurrency Purse


Opera, the Internet browser company based in Norway launched the iOS version of its mobile web browser Opera Touch. The browser would offer integration with cryptocurrency wallet and Web 3.0 for iOS users.

This would be the latest version to be released. Previously, the company built versions for Android, Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Opera revealed that the wallet is run on the Ethereum blockchain (ETH) and the application programming interface (API) of Web3.0.

This means that the browser adapts to decentralized applications based on Ethereum (dApps) and other standard tokens, including ERC-20, stablecoins and crypto collectibles.

The Browser also includes a cryptocurrency purse to manage public and private ether keys,

IOS Users Can Use dApps on Opera

As with the PC and Android version, iPhone users can now browse about applications related to a blockchain, writing their addresses directly in the URL bar.
There is also a built-in virtual private network (VPN), which Opera claims is designed to hide and protect the user’s data. iPhone and iPad users can download the application, buy ETH and send to their Opera Touch portfolio. It also supports the use of decentralized applications.

The company introduced a cryptocurrency purse in its Opera browser for Android in December 2018, while last April it launched its desktop version.

Opera Value Strategy

According to the official publication of Opera, Web 3 is a set of emerging technologies that combine cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed systems.

Opera added that the introduction of the functionalities of Web 3 in the iOS system marks another step in the plan to create easy solutions for using cryptocurrencies.

According to Charles Hamel of Opera,

“We believe that all modern browsers should integrate a crypto wallet. Following strong demand from the crypto-community, we are now making this experience available on iOS.”

Opera aims that this latest browser update would attract more users to its platform. The internet browser company used to dominate the mobile device market before Google Chrome became the choice of many.

Author: Olowoporoku Adeniyi

cryptocurrency evangelist with five years experience in the blockchain industry

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