Opera Browser, the fifth largest Internet browser on the market, recently announced an update of its desktop app that added integrated Ethereum support, enabling Web 3.0 features.
With this decision, the browser is now the first to allow the implementation of an ecosystem of decentralized applications able to interact with each other through a series of transactions conducted on the blockchain.
Opera seems destined to become the browser par excellence for all users of cryptocurrencies and services based on blockchain technologies. After a substantial investment of over 50 million dollars by Bitmain, this new commercial orientation seems to have been extremely productive for the browser that has found an important market niche.
After announcing the release of a cryptographic wallet that was incorporated in July 2018, the team continued its hard work by adding more options and polishing its product until they were able to launch a final version of their portfolio recently. added support for ERC-721 tokens
The Ethereum Web3 API is designed to provide seamless interaction between dApps. Opera is at this moment the only main browser to "understand" this interface
The Opera team has been very careful in debugging the security aspects needed to ensure the peace of mind of its users. This was announced in the blog where they advertised this new update.
"Now you can pair your desktop browser with the cryptographic wallet built into the Opera for Android mobile browser.Whenever a website or Dapp requires you to sign a transaction or a message, a message will appear on your phone to confirm # 39. Fingerprint You do not need to set up a different wallet for your desktop.The keys in your wallet remain stored in the secure hardware of your mobile phone and are never transmitted. "
Opera: work hard to become the best "Crypto-Browser" in the world
The new version of Opera is only available for its desktop version on Mac, Linux and Windows. So far, the team has not commented on the possibility of implementing these features in the mobile browser, which is oriented towards reducing data consumption and optimizing browsing speed and optimizing navigation speed.
It is important to note that recently Opera has collaborated with Ledger Capital to explore cases of use of blockchain technologies. Ding & # 39; an Fei, Managing Partner of Ledger Capital, expressed his excitement for this new partnership according to the statements published on the official Opera blog:
"Opera has already taken the lead among the major browsers, with the integration of the innovative cryptographic portfolio and the investments of other major cryptographic companies like Bitmain, and we can not wait to explore the next steps on as Opera will exploit its huge ecosystem and technical skills to create exponential value for its user base and greater blockchain space. "