In the crypto news today, we are reporting a new overhaul made by the major web browser Opera. The new browser will come with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, according to reports. In fact, the news were shared in a crypto press release on April 9.
According to it, the new browser which is named Opera 60 (and codenamed Reborn 3) features a native cryptocurrency dubbed Opera Wallet as well as a Web 3 explorer which enables users to conduct transactions and interact with the blockchain-based internet known as Web 3. The browser will also provide a virtual private network (VPN) which will be featured in a bid to enhance user’s privacy and security.
The Opera wallet, according to the details shared, will apparently synchronize with the cryptocurrency wallet in the Opera browser for smartphones. That way, the wallet keys won’t ever leave the user’s smartphones.
According to the press release:
“In practice, whenever they need to identify themselves to a Web 3 website or sign a transaction on the blockchain, users get a notification on their smartphone. They can confirm it in the same way they unlock their system, using, for example, facial recognition or their fingerprint.”
The VPN service integration is another part through which the company aims to ensure users’ security by establishing an encrypted tunnel which “protects users’ data from third parties and secures their geographical location” according to Opera’s executive vice president Krystian Kolondra.
“Blockchain technologies bring the power and control back to the people. They can securely sign transactions and identify themselves to websites, without unnecessarily oversharing their data,” Kolondra further added.
Opera first announced its addition of a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to its Android browser back in July 2018. The product manager at Opera then said:
“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.”
Last month, Opera announced the upcoming launch of the Opera Touch for iOS, a Web 3 browser with crypto wallet and Web 3 support.
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