- Opera now has Tron and Bitcoin functionality
- The move will expose cryptos to Opera’s over 350 million users
- Making online crypto payments will now be easier
Leading desktop and mobile browser developer has added Tron and bitcoin to its android mobile browser app. The integrated crypto wallet will enable users to make crypto payments directly and securely on websites within the browser.
Enhance Crypto Visibility
The Tron Foundation made the announcement via a press release on October 22, 2019, stating that the enhanced crypto-functionality will enable Opera for android users to make payments directly from the in-built digital wallet besides interacting with decentralized Apps (Dapps) on the Tron blockchain. The firm believes that the move will enhance crypto visibility among the browsers over 350 million users. Tron Founder and CEO Justin Sun stated:
“Opera is one of the most important software companies in the world. They are bringing security, privacy, and dynamic cryptocurrency capabilities to hundreds of millions of users […] we are proud to connect the largest, active blockchain ecosystem to the best web browser ever built.”
Decentralized Future Internet
Among the five leading browsers namely chrome, safari, Samsung Internet, UC browser and Opera, Opera is the only one that prides itself with having digital wallet integration and the addition of crypto wallet support will only making it better. The Norway-based web surfer has been in operation for over 20 years only started edging towards cryptocurrencies last year and has been regularly increasing its digital wallet functionality toward its mobile and desktop offerings.
Opera for Android introduced its Ethereum digital wallet beginning July 2018 as it started inching towards “Web 3.0” with a vision for a decentralized future internet built on a blockchain. The firm has been studying blockchain “growth opportunities” with financial services advisors Ledger Capital since October 2018.
Remove Unnecessary Friction
Opera became the first major browser that introduced its native crypto wallet and Web 3 Explorer in December 2018. The new features have enabled users to make transactions and interact with the blockchain-based internet of the future known as Web 3. Earlier this year the firm introduced the functionality to PC browsers while in June this year it introduced the Opera Touch browser on iOS. This is a seamless user interface doesn’t require any third-party browser extensions or wallet applications.
Prior to Opera’s entry into the crypto world, users accessing Web 3 or making online crypto-based payments required specials apps or extensions and this made it cumbersome for most users. The addition of the Tron and bitcoin wallet functionality on the platform is a step in the right direction as it removes unnecessary friction from such transactions.