One of the most popular web browser Opera has recently partnered with the blockchain advisory and monetaryservices firm Ledger Capital to explorepotential uses of the blockchain based apps.
According to a recent official announcement made yesterday,the two companies namely blockchain advisory and financial services weretryingto investigateapps and use cases of blockchainalong with the wayto introduce how this technologycould bedeployedwithin theOpera’s product ecosystem.
As reported by EtherDesk earlier, Opera becamethe primarilyfirst browser thatenclosedaintegrated cryptocurrencywallet. In line with this new initiative, Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera’s cryptoWallet,addedthat paying with the cryptowalletis likespendingdigital assets straight from your phone … This however reveal new potentialitiesfor merchants and content creators alike.
Earlier this month, Opera Labs launched a special edition of its desktopbrowserwithintegratedcryptowallet, that offered its users to authenticate Web v3.0. and decentralisedapplication [DApp] transactionscreatedon theirsystememploying theirsmartphones.
Even earlier inDeclast year, Operarevealed ananti-crypto mining script in their integrated ad-blocker for its desktop browser,later addingit to its mobile browser also. Last month, another majorbrowser, Firefox,declaredit’ll also beblocking cryptojacking malware in its future versions.
Opera waslaunched backin the year 1995 inNorway. In 2017,the corporatereportedly generatedan outstanding revenue of around $130 Mln,along withits user base amounted to more than 320 Mlnindividualsglobally just within thehalf quarterof this year. InJune2018, Opera filed foranpublic crowd funding [IPO]within theUnited States,tryingto raise a figure around to $115 Mln.