Opera unveils new crypto-based internet browser project

Opera has announced that it will release a final product of the beta version of a crypto-based internet browser in months.

It will be available to its Android users, Windows, and Mac.

Opera’s crypto-based internet browser

The new browser has in-built web3 features to aid in the evolution of the next web generation. The browser aims at improving functionality compared to the traditional browsers by working with various types of decentralized apps (dApps).

The new product will provide accessibility to the upcoming airdrops, blockchain news, NFTs, educational content, videos, calendar, and events. Its users will also help in general market sentiment, gas fees, and crypto prices

Additionally, Opera browser users will also access crypto and sign in directly to dApps using the new non-custodial crypto wallet.

The crypto browser will be secure enough to allow users to copy and paste safely without necessarily installing any extensions like log browser VPN, native-ad blocker, and tracker blocker.

Opera’s blockchain technology adoption

Since 2018, when Opera introduced the first browser in the world with a built-in crypto wallet, Opera has been integrating several blockchains like Ethereum, Bitcoin, Nervos, and Celo.

The Opera platform has also partnered with Solana blockchain, Polygon, and NEAR.

Opera’s goal is to focus on more tokens or blockchains by seeking integration of multiple blockchains and decentralized domain naming to crypto browsers so that the users can choose then one to use.

The browser will be adding more features to support the growing Layer 2 solutions. On transaction cost and environmental concern, layer 2 solutions will transition from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake networks.

Opera has already integrated with Polygon to allow users to transact with MATIC to boost Layer 2 adoption.  Through the Polygon integration, Opera users will be able to also access dApps like Balancer, Sushiswap, and Aave in addition to blockchain-powered NFT like the OpenSea and Decentraland.