Popular web browser Opera has recently enabled a feature that would aid users to make payments using Bitcoin directly within its browser.
On Oct. 21, Opera gave a press release confirming that its 350 million users would not only be able to receive and send BTC directly inside the browser but also purchase goods and services on various e-commerce websites using the crypto.
A Crypto Wallet product built in the browser allows users to track their cryptocurrency once a Bitcoin and TRON card is added.
During the launch of this new feature, Opera’s head of crypto Charles Hamel stated the following comments:
“We believe that opening our browser to more blockchains, including Bitcoin, is the logical next step to making our solution more relevant to anyone who has a Bitcoin crypto wallet and would like to do things with their cryptocurrencies beyond just keeping them in an account.”
Initially, the browser enabled Ether (ETH) to be the first cryptocurrency for use in making purchases in February and then later released a Beta version that is loaded with the above features this summer to gain a foothold in this rapidly growing market.
Web 3-focused projects
Opera has not been stagnant in recent months; instead, it has actively involved itself in developing new features that are linked to Web 3 — a new web evolution that supports high-quality content creation, blockchain involvement, digital currencies as well as decentralized computing.
With the release of Opera Touch (the mobile web browser’s iOS version), users can interact with Web 3 and conduct various transactions efficiently owing to the Ethereum Web3 apps, Web 3 explorer, and Ethereum protocol support provided.
Despite the fact that as of September 2019, Opera’s market share accounted to just 3%, this latest development shows a crucial step forward towards the adoption of cryptocurrencies and as a whole to “an experimental integration of Web 3.”
In an effort to make emerging technologies more mainstream, the firm is utilizing extensions or special apps— according to Hamel’s previous claims —to eliminate frictions that exist in “using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3.”
In other related news, Brave — the renowned cryptocurrency-powered browser — continues to claim of experiencing high user engagement as its web advertisement network’s subscription creators’ numbers continue to substantially soar, causing its daily active users to now stand at more than 2.8 million.