As part of the Crypto Browser Project, Opera has announced a beta version of a new web browser that provides users with direct and convenient access to Web3 services. The browser is already available for PC, Mac and mobile devices on Windows, iOS and Android platforms.
With the help of the new project, Opera intends to make it easier to use decentralized applications (dapps), launch games and metaverse platforms for a more convenient cross-platform interaction. As Opera reported in a blog post, its first web browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and basic Web3 support was released back in 2018, but the beta version of the Crypto Browser Project marks “the start of a new journey”.
Opera unveils an Android and Windows browser dedicated to cryptocurrencies
The browser has a built-in crypto wallet in beta version with Ethereum support; which in the future will be compatible with major blockchain platforms thanks to Opera’s partnership with Polygon, Solana, Nervos Network, Celo projects. Browser integration with the Polygon platform is expected in the first quarter of 2022. In the browser, you can purchase cryptocurrency or make an exchange of cryptocurrencies; as well as access the built-in NFT gallery. The browser supports the universal ERC-20 standard for creating tokens on the Ethereum blockchain; as well as the ERC-721 standard for NFTs. Support for the ERC-1155 standard for multiple next-generation tokens will appear in the first quarter of 2022.
We have some exciting news for Web3 enthusiasts out there. Today, we’re unveiling our new Crypto Browser Project; with beta versions of the new web browser immediately available for PC, Mac and mobile phones; delivering a new web experience with Web3 at its core.
We originally launched the first web browser with an integrated cryptocurrency wallet and basic Web3 support back in 2018, but today’s beta release of the Crypto Browser Project marks the beginning of a new journey. With today’s step, we are providing our users and the industry with a dedicated Web3 browser; backed by a strong product team; and with the aim of accelerating the evolution of the next generation of the Web.
How to start with the new Opera Crypto browser
To try out Web3, you first have to download the Opera Crypto Browser on Android, Windows or Mac (iOS coming soon). You can then create your Opera wallet or use an existing wallet if you already have one (the restore function).