Opera, the Oslo, Norway-based web browser has announced that it is integrating Bitcoin, Polygon, Solana, StarkEx, Celo, IXO, Ronin, and Nervos to its web3 developed app dubbed Opera Crypto. The announcement was published on the official blog of the world-renowned multi-faceted web browser, stating further that the new development came about as a result of ensuring that the users of the virtual platform have the best experience in using blockchain technology.
For newbies in the blockchain ecosystem, web3 technology is a creative concept that allows for the inculcation of cryptocurrency in a web browser, that is, it allows for users to surf the internet and also mint crypto at the same time. Opera, among other web browser developers, comes off as the pioneer of this innovation amongst mainstream tech companies.
Opera adopted the use of multiple blockchains, as listed above, so as to attract many users to the idea of using web3 technology while still ensuring that the consumption fee of mining is minimized. Stating further in the report, the company said: “users can benefit from lower gas fees and faster transactions while minimizing their carbon footprint.”
Opera has been a dogged crooner of web3 technologies and a supporter of decentralized apps (Dapps). The Executive Vice President, Mobile for Opera, Jorgen Arnesen said;
“ever since we started in the Web3 space in 2018, we’ve been sealing partnerships with the most popular and cutting edge blockchains and web3 domain name providers in order to accelerate crypto’s evolution from proof of concept towards mass adoption.”
In July 2018, Opera announced that it was introducing a newer version of its browser that has a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. It looked impossible at first, but the innovation thrived. Also, in January 2022, still, on achieving its web3 technology adoption vision, the Norway-based web browser developer introduced a browser that is fully dedicated to minting crypto, being the first to have ever existed at the time.
A close competitor to Opera, Brave browser, owned by Brave Software is afterward not left out in the integration of crypto wallets to its platform. In November last year, the company announced that it was partnering with Solana, integrating the blockchain firm into its browser.