According to a press release on July 11, the Opera web browser for Android is launching a private beta version that will include a built-in crypto wallet.
Opera has already taken its part in the crypto community, as both their web and mobile browsers have included anti-crypto jacking software starting January.
New Crypto Wallet
Opera’s crypto wallet will support Ethereum Web3 API and will be united with a “default WebView” on top. The wallet will instantly add tokens and collectibles into the wallet with a snap of the finger.
This move indicates users no longer have to open a new web browser or download a separate extension to send, receive and pay in cryptocurrency – now they can do so without any hassle.
The product lead on Opera Crypto Charles Hamel explained:
“We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow…By becoming the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible.”
Meanwhile, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin announced in a speech at Hong Kong’s Rise conference that 2018 is the year Ethereum’s Layer Two systems mature.