Opera is a Norway-based firm behind the popular internet browser. The firm has released the beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project. Official statements indicate that the crypto browser strives to facilitate the user experience of browsing decentralized applications (DApps), blockchain games, and metaverse platforms by providing direct access to Web3 services for Mac, Windows, and Android users.
The new beta browser offers a built-in non-custodial wallet that is now available on the listed operating systems. This current version of Opera browser has a no-login VPN and native ad and tracker blocker that boosts its security.
Based on a release that was shared with reporters, the new cryptocurrency browser is designed to maintain all these security components and features while simultaneously linking direct access to decentralized exchanges (DEXs), NFT, gaming DApps, Telegram, and Twitter support.
EVP mobile at Opera, Jorgen Arnesen, said that the primary goal of this project is to help cryptocurrency and Web3 to become more mainstream:
“Opera’s Crypto Browser Project promises a simpler, faster, more private Web3 experience for users. It simplifies the Web3 user experience that is often bewildering for mainstream users. Opera believes Web3 has to be easy to use for the decentralized web to reach its full potential.”
Their built-in non-custodial wallet will support Ethereum in beta and, due to the recent partnerships. Will soon extend support to Nervos Network, Polygon, Celo, Solana, and naming systems, like Unstoppable Domains, Handshake, and Ethereum Name Service (ENS). Opera’s integration with Polygon is now expected to go live in Q1 2022.
This wallet supports both fungible ERC-20 standards and nonfungible ERC-721 standards, with ERC-1155 coming in Q1 2022. Users can also acquire crypto through a built-in fiat-to-crypto on-ramp, complete some crypto-to-crypto swaps and also access a built-in nonfungible token (NFT) gallery.
Based on the official statement by the firm, Opera now anticipates getting feedback from the crypto community on its beta version to implement all developments ‘together.’