Opera has announced the release of a beta version of a brand-new product called the “Crypto Browser Project.”
Opera is the most popular and widely used web browser in the world. It is one of the oldest browsers, having been originally released in 1996. Opera supports features such as tabbed browsing, fast multi-tab switching, private browsing, and support for extensions.
Opera launched the world’s first browser with an integrated cryptocurrency wallet in 2018. It has since integrated a number of different blockchains, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Celo, and Nervos.
According to a blog post, the new initiative includes Web 3 capabilities out of the box. Its ultimate objective is to “increase the rate of evolution of next-generation networks.” The Crypto Browser Project aims to provide more features than a standard browser and integrate with various decentralised applications.
More features, such as Layer 2 support for growing networks, will be added to the browser in the future.
Opera also revealed that its new product would allow you to interact with decentralised applications (dApps) directly from the browser. This will be possible due to the new native wallet, and it will not be necessary to install any extensions or other add-ons. Users will be able to safely copy and paste content thanks to the secure clipboard provided by the Crypto Browser Project.
Additionally, the company has partnered with Handshake, NEAR, Polygon, and Solana. Its objective is not to focus exclusively on a single chain or token, and opera is dedicated to integrating multiple chains and decentralised domain systems.
Opera has integrated polygon and MATIC as a more considerable effort to increase Layer 2 adoption. DApps like Sushiswap, Aave, Balancer, and NFT decentraland were also made available to customers through the partnership.