One of the most popular web browser Opera has recently partnered with the blockchain advisory and monetary services firm Ledger Capital to explore potential uses of the blockchain based apps.
According to a recent official announcement made yesterday, the two companies namely blockchain advisory and financial services were trying to investigate apps and use cases of blockchain along with the way to introduce how this technology could be deployed within the Opera’s product ecosystem.
As reported by EtherDesk earlier, Opera became the primarily first browser that enclosed a integrated cryptocurrency wallet. In line with this new initiative, Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera’s crypto Wallet, added that paying with the crypto wallet is like spending digital assets straight from your phone … This however reveal new potentialities for merchants and content creators alike.
Earlier this month, Opera Labs launched a special edition of its desktop browser with integrated crypto wallet, that offered its users to authenticate Web v3.0. and decentralised application [DApp] transactions created on their system employing their smart phones.
Even earlier in Dec last year, Opera revealed an anti-crypto mining script in their integrated ad-blocker for its desktop browser, later adding it to its mobile browser also. Last month, another major browser, Firefox, declared it’ll also be blocking cryptojacking malware in its future versions.
Opera was launched back in the year 1995 in Norway. In 2017, the corporate reportedly generated an outstanding revenue of around $130 Mln, along with its user base amounted to more than 320 Mln individuals globally just within the half quarter of this year. In June 2018, Opera filed for an public crowd funding [IPO] within the United States, trying to raise a figure around to $115 Mln.