- Opera Browser will now allow for the immediate purchase of ETH
- The feature is currently only available to users in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
- Opera and Brave browser have emerged as two of the most crypto-friendly browsers
Users of Opera browser in the Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway, and Denmark can now purchase Ethereum (ETH) directly through the browser – this, according to a press release dated February 6, 2019.
Adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to witness a slow but steady drive. According to a press release published by popular web browser Opera, its users in Scandinavia can now directly purchase ETH, courtesy of a new integration. Notably, this feature is only available to the Android users of the browser.
Opera’s partnership with Safello
Opera, along with Brave have been two of the most popular browsers that have not shied away from interacting with cryptocurrencies through their offering. In fact, Brave’s browser utilizes its native token, the Basic Attention Token (BAT) as gas for its infrastructure.
The latest movement by Opera will allow its Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish users to directly buy ETH from the browser. This has been possible courtesy of a strategic partnership with brokerage firm Safello. According to Opera, Safello is registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) in Sweden.
The development is especially important for people who might not be well-versed with the intricacies of cryptocurrency wallets, exchanges, and other such things. For all its forward strides, the complexity associated with trading and storing cryptocurrencies remains one of the major chinks in the armor for the industry. However, with this new feature, users need not worry much about the nitty-gritty of digital currencies as it would allow them to buy ETH immediately.
As mentioned earlier, the Opera browser has been at the forefront of the crypto movement by continually introducing features and partnerships aimed towards fostering the adoption of digital currencies.
As previously reported by BlockchainReporter on December 13, 2018, the crypto friendly Opera browser unveiled its support for the integration of Ethereum-based decentralized applications (dApps). At the time, it was reported that Ethereum’s impressive catalogue of dApps was one of the reasons that encouraged the team at Opera to integrate dApps powered by the smart contracts platform.