Opera Releases ‘Web 3-Ready’ Android Browser With Ethereum, DApp Support

Opera has launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android, with crypto wallet integration, support for Ethereum (ETH) and interactions with decentralized applications (DApps). The launch was announced at the Hard Fork Decentralized event in London Dec. 13, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph. Charles Hamel, product manager of Opera Crypto, has outlined that the new product aims to remove the “friction” involved in “using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 via special apps or extensions,” in a bid to make the emerging technologies more “mainstream.”   Hamel explained…

Opera Partners With Ledger Capital to Explore Blockchain Applications

Opera has partnered with blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital to explore possible blockchain applications, according to a press release published September 28. Per the announcement, the two companies are looking to investigate applications and use cases of blockchain and how the technology can be deployed within Opera products and its ecosystem. As previously reported, Opera became the first major web browser that included a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Commenting on the initiative, Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera’s crypto wallet, said that “paying with the crypto wallet is…

Opera Has Built-in Ethereum Support, Browsers to Integrate Web 3.0

Opera, the fifth most widely utilized browser behind Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari, has added built-in Ethereum support to its desktop app, enabling Web 3.0, an ecosystem that allows users can seamlessly interact with decentralized applications (dApps) and peer-to-peer systems on the blockchain. To utilize Ethereum-based dApps, users are required to have non-custodial wallets like MetaMask to securely send transactions on the mainnet. But, for most casual users, relying on external applications as an additional step towards using dApps could restrict accessibility. As mainstream browsers move towards adding support for…

Opera Launches Special ‘Labs’ Version of Built-In Crypto Wallet for Desktop Browser

Opera is launching today a “Labs” special edition of its desktop web browser with built-in crypto wallet functionality, according to an exclusive blog post shared with Cointelegraph Monday, September 24. Opera first announced it would be integrating a built-in crypto wallet for its desktop browser in early August, and “Labs” is today open for private beta testers of Opera for Android. According to the blog post, the new edition will enable users to authenticate Web 3.0 and decentralized application (DApp) transactions made on their computer using their Android phone. “Labs” is therefore…

Opera Launches Beta ‘Labs’ Version of Built-In Crypto Wallet for Desktop Browser

Opera is launching today a “Labs” beta edition of its desktop web browser with built-in crypto wallet functionality, according to an exclusive blog post shared with Cointelegraph Monday, September 24. Opera first announced it would be integrating a built-in crypto wallet for its desktop browser in early August, and “Labs” is today open for private beta testers. According to the blog post, the new edition will enable users to authenticate Web 3.0 and decentralized application (DApp) transactions made on their computer using their Android phone. “Labs” is therefore fully interoperable…

Opera Wallet Users Can Now Send CryptoKitties and Other Collectibles

Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet. Claiming the feature is a first for the industry  – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today: “We believe that as an increasing portion of our lives moves online, so will our collections of things.” As a result, users of the beta-stage wallet can send their crypto-collectibles to others, something it said previously required use of a digital marketplace and an exchange transaction…

Opera Web Browser | Launching A Built-In Crypto Wallet For Desktop

The Opera web browser will soon have a built-in crypto wallet for its desktop application. The new feature will be considered safer and efficient for Opera users as it allows them to store and use cryptos directly in the browser rather than have to install extensions or applications. The Opera Web Browser Crypto Wallet Opera already has a ‘test’ mobile crypto wallet which launched in July of this year as apart of the beta version of Opera for Android. And this mobile-wallet will be essential to the running of the desktop wallet.…

Opera to Launch Built-In Cryptocurrency Wallet for Desktop Browser

Opera is launching its desktop web browser with built-in crypto wallet functionality, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Wednesday, August 8. The firm already offers a mobile crypto wallet as part of its beta version of Opera for Android, which launched in July earlier this year. Opera cites “strong interest” and an “overwhelmingly positive response from the crypto community” to the mobile crypto wallet as the impetus for its latest move. The new desktop version will work by enabling users to connect their desktop browser to their existing…

Opera Becomes First Major Web Browser to Include Native Crypto Wallet

The Opera web browser for Android is launching a private beta version that will include a built-in crypto wallet, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph Wednesday, July 11. Opera has already entered the crypto sphere, as both their web and mobile browsers have included anti-cryptojacking software since January. Opera’s crypto wallet will support Ethereum Web3 API and will be integrated with a “default WebView” on top. The press release notes that the wallet will automatically add tokens and collectibles into the wallet. Product manager Charles Hamel noted that…