Opera Beta Tests Built-in Crypto Wallet in Android Mobile Browser
Opera web browser is beta testing a built-in cryptocurrency wallet in its Android mobile browser. In addition, it is currently inviting testers to join.
The browser shared on July 11, 2018 that it has a new version of the Opera browser that is currently in private beta. The new version is for Android devices, has a cryptocurrency wallet functionality and supports ethereum Web3 API.
This announcement is useful for the developers of decentralized web applications, also known as DApps, as this will give users an easier way to interact with DApps running on the ethereum blockchain.
“We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow…By becoming the the first major browser to open up to *Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible.” – Mr. Charles Hamel, Product Lead, Opera Crypto
Aside from DApps developers, this move by Opera will also ease ETH hodlers and users save time as they don’t need to download a separate extension to send, receive, and pay crypto.
*Web 3.0 – it refers to a vision of a decentralized internet running on the ethereum platform that will connect its users to various DApps and peer-to-peer networks.
With the move of Opera browser beta testing a built-in wallet that can also support ethereum Web3 API, it aims to help spread Web 3.0 to its users. This will open the path to more DApps and cryptocurrencies.