Opera Ltd, the Norway-based company running the browser used by 322 million people, introduced a desktop version with a built-in crypto wallet.
Going Further With Crypto Integration
Last month, CoinTrend announced the launch of Opera browser for Android with a cryptocurrency wallet in it. The company received a positive reaction from the public and decided to roll out a desktop browser open for crypto.
The desktop wallet is intended to handle two fundamental issues that users face: first off, Opera clients will no longer need to install an extension in their PC browser, but just connect it with the wallet-enabled mobile app by scanning a QR code. Then, the phone’s secure system lock will store the keys, enabling users to sign transactions with their fingerprints long passphrases. What's more, the keys controlling the assets will be kept only on the client's phone.
Ahead of All
For now, the app supports only ETH, ERC-20 tokens and ERC-721 collectibles. Nonetheless, the developers are going to include more cryptocurrencies later on.
“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.
Bitmain, as the most valuable crypto-focused company in the world, invested $50 million into Opera Software, predisposing the company to the further developments.