The web browser Opera is launching a private beta version that will also include a crypto wallet built inside the browser. The news comes from a press release that was shared with Cointelegraph on Wednesday, July 11th.
Meanwhile, Opera is also known for protecting its web and mobile browsers with anti-cryptojacking software, a feature that was launched in January 2018. Currently, the Opera crypto wallet will come with support for Ethereum’s Web3 API and will be integrated with a “default WebView” on top of it.
According to the press release, the wallet will automatically add tokens and collectibles into the wallet. As the product manager behind the Opera browser Charles Hamel noted, Opera is “making the Internet of the future more accessible”.
Additionally, he stated that Opera is “becoming the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0”, stating:
“Our hope is that this will accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users’ daily lives.”
Launched in 2015, the Android Opera Mini Browser has a 3.5% usage share for all browsers globally and 4.55% usage share for mobile browsers globally. Meanwhile, Opera Mini has a .55 share of tablet browsers as of February 2018. (Source: Wikipedia)
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