Opera Browser to Launch the Desktop Version of Its Cryptocurrency Wallet
Norway-based web browser Opera is set to launch a desktop version of the newly released mobile cryptocurrency wallet. The tech developers have argued that the decision was influenced by the “overwhelmingly positive response of the crypto-community and users to the crypto wallet in Opera for Android.”
With 322 million people using the web browser, Opera is going to become a hub for crypto holders. First, it released a mobile cryptocurrency wallet, while now, is preparing to release the desktop version of it. The decision was taken to make these details possible:
- Opera users will not be required to install an extension to make the connection with the mobile crypto wallet after scanning a QR code;
- Security details including private keys and passwords will be stored on the phone and transactions will be signed with fingerprints instead of using long encryption.
“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,” claimed Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto.
Opera Crypto supports ETH, ERC-20 tokens and ERC-721 collectibles
The built-in mobile crypto wallet was released by Opera in private beta about a month ago. Currently, the application accepts ETH, ERC-20 tokens and ERC-721 collectibles, with more digital assets coming in the near future.
“Having a Crypto Wallet in the browser brings the cash experience to the world of online payments. Paying with the Crypto Wallet is like sending digital cash straight from your phone, and we’ve just made it easier. This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike,” explained Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto.
The determination to launch the desktop version of Opera’s mobile crypto wallet is yet another step towards meeting the company’s long-term goals that target to satisfy more users’ requests. “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,” commented Krystian Kolondra, EVP Browsers.