In line with a recent press release published, Opera has revealed its ‘Web 3-ready’ browser for the android platform, with crypto wallet integration, supporting Ethereum [ETH] and interactions with DApps [decentralized applications]. The launch was proclaimed at the Hard-Fork decentralized event held on 13th Dec. in London.
The Product manager of Opera Crypto ‘Charles Hamel,’ focused that the new product aims to get rid of the “friction” concerned in “using cryptocurrencies on-line and accessing ‘Web-3’ via applications or extensions,” in an attempt to modify the flow towards more ‘mainstream’.
Hamel explained Opera’s option to support Ethereum along with the Ethereum Web3 API as being based on the perception that the protocol “has the majority of community of developers building Dapps” and notable “momentum behind it.”
The Executive VC for Opera Browsers ‘Krystian Kolondra’, said that this move is an attempt to “accelerate the transition of digital currencies from speculation and investment getting used for actual transactions more and more in our day to day lives,”
Adding further he said:
“Opera believes all browsers would eventually integrate some kinds of wallets, that can alter new business models to emerge on the web.”
Opera initially ‘proclaimed‘ it’d be integrating a built in digital wallet for its desktop browser in early Aug., after launching a mobile crypto wallet as a part of its beta Opera update for Android platform, earlier in July. In Sept, the firm revealed a “Labs” beta version for Android with integrated wallet support, Web 3.0 and DApp.
“Web 3.0” is a term that in the starting was coined to the ambition for the development of a linguistics web, and is progressively accustomed to refer to the evolution of a more intelligent, open and distributed web, that would involve the employment of blockchain, decentralized computing and crypto-currencies.
As reported earlier, Opera partnered with blockchain consultatory and monetary services firm ‘Ledger Capital’ this Sept. to explore any possible blockchain applications across its merchandise and system.