Opera, one of the most popular crypto-friendly browsers, has announced the integration of eight blockchains as part of its ongoing push to provide Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users across the world.
Opera introduced the Crypto Browser project in January 2022, a Web3-focused venture for navigating between decentralized apps (DApps), gaming, and metaverse platforms. Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos DAO, and IXO are among the eight prominent blockchain ecosystems that the browser maker has introduced support for as part of this endeavor.
Opera users now have access to the Polygon and Solana DApp ecosystems, as well as “the benefits of Layer 2 DeFi with StarkWare-powered DiversiFi,” according to the statement.
The goal of integrating several blockchains, according to the business, was to assure chain agnosticism and environmentally sustainable Web3 participation. EVP Mobile of Opera, Jorgen Arnesen, stated:
Web3 will eventually become a standard online technology, and consumers will be unaware that they are engaging with it. They require a greater user experience as well as a genuine advantage.
The announcement further highlighted the need for carbon-neutral solutions with low gas fees, which stands as one of the main reasons for choosing Polygon over the Ethereum blockchain.
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Brave, an Opera rival, incorporated Solana blockchain in November 2021 to improve its DApps capacity.
Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, stated of the partnership:
This connection will effortlessly pave the path for the next billion crypto users to harness applications and tokens, as more users and producers want tools for quick and inexpensive access to the decentralized Web.
To keep up with its rising competition, Brave has yet to announce the addition of multi-chain functionality.