The Crypto Browser will simplify the Web3 experience, integrating crypto wallets and support for exchanges, NFT marketplaces, and dApps.
Multi-platform web browser Opera has announced the launch of its Web3 “Crypto Browser Project” in public beta for Windows, Mac, and Android. The project will provide a further alternative to existing browsers like the regular Opera browser and one that the company has dedicated to gamers.
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The beta release builds on the capacities of its first web browser launched back in 2018, which offered an integrated cryptocurrency wallet and basic Web3 support.
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For starters, the Crypto Corner gives you access to the latest blockchain news, upcoming airdrops, an industry events calendar, NFTs, crypto communities, educational content, podcasts and videos as well as crypto prices, gas fees and market sentiment – all in one spot.
Native non-custodial crypto wallet and secure clipboard
The browser also includes a new native non-custodial crypto wallet which allows you to access your crypto or sign into dApps directly from the browser, without installing any extensions. This provides additional security as both the browser and the wallet, which will be released as open source soon, have been developed by the same trusted teams in Sweden and Poland. Still want to use another wallet, such as Metamask? It will of course work in the PC browser – we have even implemented a new wallet selector tool to make this experience smooth.
Opera adds unstoppable domains support to desktop and ios browsers, providing you with seamless access to the decentralized web
As such, Opera announced a new, future-proof browser (currently in beta) with a built-in crypto wallet and more.
This isn’t Opera’s first foray into the crypto world. In 2018, Opera launched the first web browser with an integrated digital-asset wallet, but now the Norwegian tech company is getting ahead of the Web 3.0 takeover with a new web crawler that makes navigating the crypto world much easier.
I checked out the new beta release of Opera browser myself, and the built-in crypto wallet supports Ethereum-based digital assets (e.g. ETH and Shiba Inu) and Ethereum-compatible NFTs.
While these purchases highlight growing interest in NFTs beyond digital art, most domain names are sold for as low as $40, facilitating a simple and popular way to access the decentralized web and make crypto transfers.
To date, Unstoppable Domains has registered more than 700,000 blockchain domain names. To register for a .crypto domain, please visit www.unstoppabledomains.com in your Opera browser.
How do I Get to Web3 and register my .crypto domain?
First, download any Opera browser for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows or Linux because Opera natively supports blockchain-based domains from the backend – no extensions needed.
Second, type “helloweb3.crypto” into any Opera browser: It’s a human, readable domain address that points to your data across hundreds of nodes worldwide.
Web3 needs a dedicated browser to shape its future
There is no doubt that decentralization has been an increasingly relevant aspect of the internet experience for years now. As interest for a more decentralized Web keeps growing, we have chosen to take an active role in shaping what the next generation of the Web looks like and how it will be accessed. Browsers will continue to play a crucial role in the decentralized internet and today’s beta release reflects that.
Too few of the web browsing experiences offered today have been built with the intention of putting Web3 centerstage and making blockchain technologies understandable and easy to use. With the Crypto Browser Project, we have set out to change this, and starting today, we are inviting the blockchain community to join this mission.
Introducing opera’s new web3 initiative: crypto browser project now available in public beta for windows, mac and android
The Wide World of Web3 is now at your fingertips.
Opera’s journey into Web3
Opera isn’t new to the Web3 space. In 2018, we launched the world’s first browser with a built-in crypto wallet. Since then, we have continued to push forward, removing some key hurdles associated with the use of crypto, including making crypto top-ups seamless and available directly in the wallet, and allowing you to send crypto and NFTs directly to other people.
We have also integrated multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Celo and Nervos, and announced partnerships with Handshake, NEAR, Polygon and Solana.
Today, we are taking our Web3 effort a step further by allowing you to test experimental browsers on Android, Mac and Windows that will become our flagships for you to interact with Web3.
The collaboration will be kicked off by an auction of five super rare Anomaly NFTs on October 23, followed by a general sale of mystery boxes with NFTs on the new Traden.pro platform starting on Oct 26, 2021.
Oslo, Norway – Opera, the personal browser of choice for hundreds of millions of people and the creator of the world’s first web browser with web3 support, through its subsidiary Blueboard Limited, is launching a collaboration with Anomaly, a famous CS:GO streamer with a global audience of Counter Strike: Global Offensive fans. The initiative features the minting of a set of unique Anomaly NFTs and will be kicked off with an auction of five super rare Anomaly NFTs. They will be auctioned off using WETH on the Polygon network.
This move is one that connects Opera’s efforts within the blockchain and gaming space.
“Whether you’re an artist, musician, creator, business owner, or just want to increase your following, this integration is invaluable, making it easier for you to connect and share content with your community through your unique string of Yat emojis,” said Naveen Jain, co-founder, and CEO of Yat. “This integration is a testament to Opera’s continued innovation in the web browser space. We are thrilled to be partnering with them to make URLs more user-friendly and expressive while giving yat creators more visibility on the web.”
Following the integration, Yat emoji web addresses on Opera no longer need to be followed by ‘.y.at’. For example, instead of typing in “y.at/👽🎵,” Opera users can simply insert 👽🎵 into their mobile and desktop browsers to get to Lil Wayne’s record label.
Making Unstoppable Domains accessible in the Opera browsers means you can try blockchain technologies for yourself. Registering your .crypto domain, which is forever yours, is a great first step into Web3. It also gives you a chance to own an NFT.
When Opera launched mobile browser support for Unstoppable Domains last year, it marked the first time a major browser supported a domain name system not part of the traditional Domain Name Service (DNS).
Today’s integration with our desktop browser adds support for an additional 80+ million monthly active users.
Register your .crypto domain
Unstoppable Domains simplify the process of transacting with a crypto wallet, eliminating the need to remember a lengthy wallet address.
The Opera x Anomaly NFTs are a set of ERC-1155 tokens accompanied by stunning visuals. Users will be able to buy the “Anomaly Cassette”, a surprise box with a given NFT priced at an affordable USD 9.90. Following the purchase of the Cassette, the buyer will find out which video NFT they got.
Hidden in the Cassettes are one of the five NFTs: “The Anomaly”, “Endless Loop”, “Troll Machine”, “The A Fuel” and “Take My Mask”. Among the Cassettes will also be nine, individually marked super rare NFT’s from each of the five designs. After purchase using FIAT or WETH, the NFTs will be stored on Traden.pro, Opera’s NFT marketplace.
Combinations of Opera x Anomaly NFTs will also grant additional privileges to Anomaly’s fans. Depending on the combination of NFTs acquired, users may be allowed to join a private club with Anomaly on Discord, play CS:Go with him or receive a personalized gift.
Sync your settings, sites and browser history across devices. Use Opera from your Android device, and you can pick up where you left off on another device. It’s just one of Opera’s ways of making your browsing experience more enjoyable and hassle-free.
The huge letdown of Opera is its lack of security.
It has its own firewall, but this only blocks around forty-six percent of malware and scam sites. Overall, the browser offers advanced encryption for secure websites, but it’s not very effective at stopping phishing and hacking threats.
Where can you run this program?
This particular version is available on Android.