Opera is set to introduce a new feature in the form of a Crypto Wallet to its mobile browser. The feature now in beta mode is will allow transactions to be speedy as it lets you store your crypto and ERC20 tokens in the mobile browser, allow you to send and receive cryptos on the fly, and it also secures your wallet to prevent unwarranted access with your phone’s biometric security or a passcode.
This step makes Opera the first major browser to introduce inbuilt Crypto Wallet, and this feature is laudable, and we are sure more browsers will join them very soon. A statement released by the company reads;
We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow. This is why we have chosen to use our browser to bridge the gap. We think that with a built-in crypto wallet, the browser has the potential to renew and extend its important role as a tool to access information, make transactions online and manage users’ online identity in a way that gives them more control.
In addition to being able to send money from wallet to wallet and interact with Dapps, Opera now supports online payments with cryptocurrency where merchants support exists. Users that choose to pay for their order using cryptocurrency on Coinbase Commerce-enabled merchants will be presented with a payment request dialog, asking them for their signature. The payment will then be signed and transmitted directly from the browser.
We expect more features and improvements as the development continues.