Opera browser with built-in crypto wallet now available for iOS users

Major web browser company Opera has released the iOS version of Opera Touch with a built-in crypto wallet. Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto at Opera authored the press release shared the on June 26. 

Opera Touch supports the Ethereum protocol and the Ethereum Web3 application programming interface (API). This describes that the browser supports Ethereum-based decentralized applications (dApps), all ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens(NFTs). 

With this recent release, Opera’s Web 3-based browser is now accessible across major platforms like iOS, Android, and PC. 

According to Hamel, Web3 is touted as “the internet of value,” and can be defined as a series of upcoming technologies intersecting cryptocurrencies, blockchains, and distributed systems. Also adding that a collaboration of these technologies would broaden the abilities of the web, and set an example for seamless “peer-to-peer payments between users and websites.”

Speaking about the efficacy of the crypto wallet, Hamel added –

“With built-in Crypto Wallet, the browser has the potential to renew and extend its important role as a tool to access information, make transactions online and manage users’ online identities in a way that gives them more control.”

For this latest release, Opera has partnered with crypto collectible dApp “Marble Cards.” The dApp purportedly turns websites URLs into digital collectible cards; specifically, the ones that are registered as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain. 

Opera’s Web 3 ready browser is now accessible across three major platforms - iOS, Android, and PC.

Hamel highlights in the blog post that, currently, the Opera Crypto Wallet allows users to transact, initiate payments, and store in Ethereum (ETH).

Earlier this year, Opera invited users to sign up for the wallet’s forthcoming public testing phase. The phase allowed users to check out the iOS version of the crypto wallet before its official launch. 

Also recently, Opera announced about adding support for TRON’s TRX and other TRC-standard tokens. The integration would facilitate Opera users to play TRON games and access TRON dApps within the browser.