Opera, the Web browser supported by the giant bitcoin mining Bitmain, has announced that it will add a native ethereum portfolio to the desktop version of its web browsing software.
Opera presents a built-in Ethereum Wallet to PC Browser
Wednesday the Oslo company made the announcement, citing "strong interest" and "an extremely positive response" to the private beta for the his mobile browser, which now has a built-in ethereum portfolio that supports both etheric and ethereum tokens.
"By adding a cryptographic portfolio directly in the browser, we removed the need for complex extensions or separate apps," said Charles Hamel, Opera Crypto's product lead. "Opening the PC browser to cryptography marks the second step of Opera towards the creation of cryptocurrencies and mainstream Web 3.0".
To access the feature in Opera's desktop browser, users will first need to download the mobile browser to an Android device and enable their native cryptocurrency portfolio. Then, they can connect it to the PC browser by scanning a QR code. In addition to storing tokens, the wallet acts as a browser for decentralized applications (dApp), allowing users to interact with dApps such as Augur and CryptoKitties without manually downloading extensions.
The wallet keys remain stored on the user's phone, so they must sign all payments, including those initiated via the PC browser, on mobile devices by scrolling the fingerprints.
"After making cryptographic payments easier and easier on mobile devices, we wanted us to find the perfect PC solution," said Krystian Kolondra, EVP of Opera's browser division. "We realized that the best way is to use our new encrypted mobile technology and give PC users access."
"Some users prefer to make cryptographic payments or interact with Dapps on their desktop, they can now do it in an easy way using the same wallet they have on their mobile phone"
With Bitmain's Backing, Opera Goes Crypto  The move comes only a month after Bitmain – the dominant bitcoin mining company and probably the most valuable cryptocurrency company – has paid $ 50 million to buy a controlling stake in Opera, which through its browsers and subsidiaries fintech has an important presence In Africa.
A week later, Opera announced that it was adding a native ethereum wallet to the Android version of its mobile browser, and the company now says its next goal is to "mainstream crypto-integration."
"At Opera, we try to stay at the forefront of innovation Our next goal is to mainstream crypto-integration We believe that blockchain technology has the power to transform the network of tomorrow and expect that make a big difference in the years to come, "said Kolondra.
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