Opera browser integrates support for eight blockchains

Opera browser integrates support for eight blockchains

Mar 31, 2022
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The popular browser takes a giant leap into Web3 offering access to Solana, Polygon, StarkEx and others.

Popular web freeware browser Opera announced adding support for several major blockchain ecosystems, including Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, IXO and Bitcoin.

Opera, the world’s first native web3 browser with built-in crypto wallet, is now able to integrate blockchains and decentralized apps (dapps) and services within eight different blockchain ecosystems. Users get access to the vast ecosystem of Solana dApps or the benefits of Layer 2 DeFi via StarkWare-powered DiversiFi. They can also tend to their Axies by accessing Ronin. The launch also extends access to PoS blockchains and Ethereum Layer-2 ecosystems: Polygon and StarkEx.

By gaining entry to these blockchains, users can benefit from lower gas fees and faster transactions while minimizing their carbon footprint and still leveraging Ethereum’s robust decentralization and security. The integration of multiple blockchains and notably Layer 2s is a key strategy in Opera’s mission to remain chain agnostic and seamlessly onboard millions of users to Web3 and to do so in an environmentally-conscious way.

Ever since we started in the Web3 space in 2018, we’ve been sealing partnerships with the most popular and cutting edge blockchains and web3 domain name providers in order to accelerate crypto’s evolution from proof of concept towards mass adoption. Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. They need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit,” said Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera.

In mid January 2022, Opera shipped the first public beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project on mobile and desktop. The Crypto Browser Project – which includes a built-in dapp support, a non-custodial crypto wallet, as well as Crypto Corner – provides the ultimate, all-in-one, fully-dedicated Web3 browsing experience. Although Opera originally launched the first web browser with an integrated cryptocurrency wallet and basic Web3 support back in 2018, the Crypto Browser Project marked the beginning of a new journey towards a dedicated Web3 browsing experience.

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