The reported screenshots depict a Microsoft Web3 wallet that is compatible with noncustodial cryptocurrencies and NFTs and is incorporated into Edge.
Microsoft is working on incorporating a Web3 wallet compatible with cryptocurrencies and nonfungible tokens (NFT) into its Edge web browser.
Albacore, a software documenter and sometimes information leaker, published a series of purported Edge user interface (UI) pictures depicting the early phases of the company’s new Web3 wallet in a March 17 Twitter thread.
Albacore said pessimistically, “The next in the gauntlet of dubious planned Microsoft Edge features is a crypto wallet that is unsure how to feel about this kind of functionality being baked into the default browser.”
The first image is an introduction page for the Edge wallet, on which Microsoft seems to state: “We urge you to try our first Web3 wallet and offer frank feedback along the way.”
It looks that the wallet will be noncustodial, with Microsoft having no access to passwords and recovery keys, and it will be “integrated in Edge” rather than a browser plugin.
The following pictures show the capacity to trade, transfer, and acquire crypto assets. The crypto exchange Coinbase and the Web3 infrastructure provider MoonPay presented as integrated “platforms that allow you to buy and deposit crypto into your wallet.”
For NFTs, the Interface is straightforward: “Explore several markets to locate your first NFT; as you develop your collection, we’ll arrange them here.”
Regarding market share, Microsoft’s Edge browser has usually fallen behind rivals such as Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari. This probable move is the company’s latest effort to enhance Edge’s offers and capabilities considerably.
Microsoft announced the addition of artificial intelligence-powered search engines and conversation through OpenAI’s ChatGPT to its Bing search engine and Edge web browser on February 7.
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