Opera browser adds BTC and TRON support for crypto wallet

  • 11 July 2019, Thursday, 07:40

Along the ongoing crypto drive, leading businesses have begun fusing crypto-related services to harness an edge in the marketplace – a clear indication of mainstream adoption. While some have aims to disrupt and dominate cross-border payments, businesses like Opera and other Chromium-based web browsers are leading their niche markets in terms of enabling a crypto-friendly environment.

Maintaining its stronghold, Opera announced a beta update for its Android users, which enables BTC and Tron (TRX and TRC10 tokens) transactions in addition to the previously supported Ethereum and ERC tokens. The news was made public through a blog post and propagated through its official Twitter handle, which read,

“Just in: we’ve begun testing @Tronfoundation and @Bitcoin support in the beta version of the Opera browser for Android.”

While the company detailed on the latest release of its Android browser, they highlighted that it marked a step towards making Web 3 more mainstream and argued that it should be the new standard for all browsers. Enjoying its market leader status, Opera’s in-built Crypto Wallet’s final update will be made accessible to more than 183 million mobile users alone, and is speculated to highly influence crypto adoption.

Since its launch in December 2018, Opera’s growing market share can be attributed to its seamless user interface that doesn’t require any third-party browser extensions or wallet applications.

The above graph is also a clear indication that Opera’s crypto initiative has tremendously impacted the browser’s market share, primarily driven by growing markets such as China and India.

The blog highlighted this fact,

“The decision to add two major blockchains to our platform marks one further step in our strategy to make Web 3 more inclusive and user-friendly for people around the world.

To use the current Bitcoin and TRON integration, download the Opera browser beta from Google Play. The Crypto Wallet is only supported on devices with Android 6.0 or higher.”

Following the update, Opera has marked a concrete position in the cryptospace. The browser also supports in-built VPN and privacy-related services, which will also help users within the restricted nationalities easy access to the ecosystem.

Source: ambcrypto.com