Opera now supports Bitcoin, Polygon, Solana, and 5 other crypto ecosystems
Opera, the developer of its eponymous multi-platform internet browser, added assist for eight main blockchains as we speak as a part of its “large leap into web3.”
“Opera, the corporate behind the world’s first native web3 browser with built-in crypto pockets, as we speak introduced including assist for a number of main blockchain ecosystems, together with Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, IXO and Bitcoin,” the corporate revealed in its blog.
Per the announcement, the mixing will permit customers to “get entry to the huge ecosystem of Polygon or Solana dApps or the advantages of Layer 2 DeFi through StarkWare-powered DiversiFi.” Moreover, Axie Infinity gamers can handle their non-fungible token-based creatures by accessing the Ethereum-based Ronin Community (which, satirically, was hacked for over $615 million simply yesterday).
🚨We’ve acquired huge information.🚨 We’re excited to announce we’re including assist for a number of main blockchain ecosystems, together with @solana, @0xPolygon, StarkEx by @StarkWareLtd, @CeloOrg, @NervosNetwork, @ixoworld, and @Bitcoin!https://t.co/nQx3telycK pic.twitter.com/27hXt0bJ6I
— Opera Crypto (@Opera_Crypto) March 30, 2022
The launch has additionally prolonged customers’ entry to proof-of-stake blockchain in addition to Ethereum’s Layer-2 options Polygon and StarkEx, Opera stated, including:
“By gaining entry to those blockchains, customers can profit from decrease gasoline charges and sooner transactions whereas minimizing their carbon footprint and nonetheless leveraging Ethereum’s sturdy decentralization and safety.”
Total, the mixing of a number of main blockchains and Layer-2 networks directly “is a key technique in Opera’s mission to stay chain agnostic” and allow hundreds of thousands of its customers to entry Web3 “in an environmentally-conscious manner.”
“Finally, Web3 is on its option to changing into a mainstream internet expertise and customers received’t must know they’re interacting with it. They should get a superior person expertise and a real profit,” added Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Cellular at Opera.
As Crypto reported, Opera commenced beta testing of its devoted Crypto Browser in late January. With an built-in cryptocurrency pockets and web3 assist, Opera’ Crypto Browser Challenge is designed to work with a wide range of decentralized functions. The browser additionally offers a so-called Crypto Nook, granting customers entry to the most recent blockchain information, airdrops and occasions.