Opera, a Norway-based internet browser company, has launched the iOS version of its mobile web browser, Opera Touch, with an inbuilt crypto wallet.
Opera Touch supports the Ethereum Web 3 application programming interface (API) and the Ethereum protocol. This implies that the browser accommodates decentralized applications built on the Ethereum platform together with ERC-20 tokens. Additionally, non-fungible tokens and stablecoins are also part of the package. The browsers comes with an “Opera Crypto Wallet” for storing Ether.
At the end of 2018, Opera released an Android version of its mobile browser which mirrors what it has enabled the same Ethereum related capabilities. Opera Touch is reportedly the first mobile browser on iOS with Web 3 support and an inbuilt crypto wallet.
According to Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto, Opera browsers:
For the new release, Opera said that it has partnered with the crypto collectible dApp Marble. Cards, an app that arguably turns website URLs into unique collectible cards. The Ethereum blockchain then holds them as under the NFT format.
“All modern browsers should integrate a crypto wallet. This will enable new business models to emerge on the web. Opera is the first browser to make using crypto on the Web easy. Following a strong demand from the crypto- community, we are now making this experience available on iOS.”
Hamel outlined that the new product aims to remove the friction encountered in the use of crypto and to access Web 3 through unique apps.
Recently, there was a crypto collectible promotional auction for the F1 Delta Time, a blockchain-based game, which sold for approximately $110,600 as per the exchange rate at that time.
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