Opera Web Browser’s Update Adds Built-in Crypto Wallet Services for Android Users

Dec 14, 2018 at 19:25

Web browser Opera has formally launched its built-in cryptocurrency wallet on its Android application.

According to reports, the wallet will initially support Ethereum, with future plans to also support other coins. It is also currently not available for iOS. Likewise, the browser will also now be supporting Web 3 services.

Notably, users can use the cryptocurrency wallet by first downloading Opera on Android smartphones and then purchasing some ether tokens to store. From there, users can access a selection of mini apps inside the browser.

It can be recalled that Opera first announced its plans for such feature, back in July. It also indicated then about its plans to introduce anti-cryptojacking software in its web browsers.

The said app can be downloaded at https://www.opera.com/crypto

“It’s a significant step for one of the world’s leading browsers to add an Ethereum-based crypto wallet and Dapp explorer, and speaks to Opera’s innovative roots and commitment to embracing next generation technology. We see this as an important moment in improving Dapp accessibility, opening Web3 to mainstream audiences, and encouraging developers to build on Ethereum,” Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin, said in a statement.

A crypto wallet is considered to be one of the basic necessities in order to start owning and trading cryptocurrencies. DisruptBlock earlier made an article featuring crypto wallets.