- Norway’s Opera browser announced the support for the TRON blockchain
- Opera users will soon be able to use TRON-powered dApps
- Opera is looking to capture the relatively empty crypto browser space
Web browser Opera will soon add in-built support for the TRON blockchain in its crypto browser, reports The Hard Fork, May 15, 2019.
Opera to Add Support for TRON
Justin Sun-led blockchain project TRON is due receiving a massive push towards adoption as one of the most widely-used web browsers, Opera announced that it will soon add native support for TRON-based decentralized applications (dApps) and tokens.
The organization stated that its built-in cryptocurrency wallet for both desktop and mobile will support the TRX blockchain. This is a major development for TRON’s TRX and other TRC-based digital tokens as it comes at a time when it looks to take Ethereum’s ERC-20 tokens by the horns.
Justin Sun, CEO, TRON, said:
“We are excited that Opera, a mainstream browser with hundreds of millions of users, will now seamlessly support TRX and other TRON tokens. Soon, Opera users will be able to use dApps on the TRON blockchain.”
Also worth highlighting is the response from an executive from Opera to The Hard Fork when the latter asked them about the reason to add support for the TRON blockchain. They said:
“TRON is one of the fastest developing blockchains with plenty of dApps so it’s a logical step as we aim at growing the usage and ecosystem for dApps.”
However, no specific time frame has yet been announced for when the integration of the TRX blockchain will actually take place.
An Interesting Choice
The decision to add support for the TRON blockchain is particularly interesting as it comes shortly after the report that identified a critical bug on the TRX public ledger that could have potentially crashed the entire blockchain. The bug has, however, now been fixed.
Further, another controversy related to the project came to light on May 13, 2019, when TRON’s former CTO and co-founder, Lucien Chan announced his departure from the project citing “too much centralization” and it going astray from its long-term vision.
Opera Looking to Grab the Crypto Webspace
Opera, on their part, have been pretty active when it comes to capturing the relatively untapped crypto browser market. Opera, along with Brave, have emerged as two of the most crypto-friendly browsers.
Blockchain Reporter previously reported how Opera had introduced support for Ethereum based dApps.