Opera Browser Releases Crypto Wallet


Over 322 million people using the Opera desktop browser worldwide, will now be able to use the built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Company’s developments explained that this is thanks to the “overwhelmingly positive response of the crypto-community and users to the crypto wallet in Opera for Android.”.

The Norway based Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA) explained that the users will simply have to connect their browser with the wallet-enabled mobile app by scanning a QR code. This will grant them access to their mobile wallet.

The Security and the Future

The phone’s secure system lock will store the keys, which in turn will allow the user to sign transactions with their fingerprints instead of a long password. The keys will not leave the user’s phone and will be safely stored there.

“By adding a crypto wallet directly into the browser, we removed the need for complex extensions or separate apps,” – Charles Hamelm Product Lead of Opera Crypto explained.

“Opening up the PC browser to crypto marks Opera’s second step towards making cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0 mainstream.” – he added.

The current version of the application supports Ethereum (ETH), ERC-20 tokens and the ERC-721 collectible tokens. Support for more cryptocurrencies is planned.


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