Since its Opera release in January, the Norwegian browser firm has already provided in-browser cryptocurrency wallet compatibility for nine blockchains.
Browser Web3 Elrond, a scalable blockchain, will soon be included by Opera in its cryptocurrency browser, enabling users to access the network through the integrated Opera Wallet.
Since 2018, the Norwegian browser, one of the first online browsers, has been developing cryptocurrency-related technologies. In January, it made available a beta version of its specialized “Crypto Browser Project.”
The Norwegian browser provider enabled support for eight additional blockchains, including Solana and Polygon, in its in-browser cryptocurrency wallet in March.
The third generation of Internet services, known as Web3, which is powered by blockchain, has been the subject of significant bets from Opera and other browsers with a crypto-focused design, such as Brave. Users will find it simpler to interact with various on-chain ecosystems and decentralized finance (DeFi) systems because of the increased Web3 interoperability.
According to Beniamin Mincu, CEO of Elrond, “the vision we share and the common goal of eliminating user onboarding friction into Web3 are the driving reason for this new relationship.”
According to Danny Yao, senior product manager of the Norwegian Crypto Browser, later this year Opera will add support for Elrond’s dapps, blockchain programs that operate without a central administrator, and its native coin EGLD.
Opera has over 300 million users, according to a press release distributed with a news communication. As of publication, the Norwegian browser will not share the number of its cryptocurrency users.