Popular Browser Pushes for Crypto Integration, Launches Built-In Support for Bitcoin and Tron
The popular web browser Opera is allowing Android users to send and receive Bitcoin and Tron.
Webpages on the browser can now also make transactions with BTC, according to an Opera blog post.
“Until now, our built-in Crypto Wallet had only supported Ethereum and ERC-tokens. We are now making it more inclusive by supporting Bitcoin and TRON. It’s now safe to say that our browsers are Web 3 ready and that this should be the new standard for all browsers.”
Opera launched support for Ethereum and all ERC20 tokens last year.
The browser comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, which can interact with Ethereum DAapps and Web 3.0 without needing to download any additional apps or extensions.
“Web 3 still faces many challenges before it can reach wider adoption. These barriers range from users’ understanding of new terminology, to difficulties in acquiring cryptocurrency, and complicated installation procedures.
Before Opera entered the cryptocurrency scene almost a year ago, using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 required special apps or extensions, which made it difficult for people to even try it out. Our browsers remove that friction.
The decision to add two major blockchains to our platform marks one further step in our strategy to make Web 3 more inclusive and user-friendly for people around the world.”
Bitcoin and Tron are currently supported in Opera’s beta browser, which can be downloaded on Google Play. Opera is the sixth largest web browser worldwide, capturing 2.88% of global traffic, according to the most recent data compiled by Statista.