Although mobile Android users have had access to the browser for a few months, it is now available to over a billion Apple users via the App Store.
On Friday, Opera published a beta version of its Web3 browser for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, that has a built-in crypto wallet. Since January, Mac and Windows desktop users, as well as Android mobile users, have had access to Opera’s Crypto Browser. The Crypto Browser Project, a Web3-focused endeavor for simplifying browsing between decentralized apps (DApps), games, and metaverse platforms, has now released a mobile version.
The Opera Wallet, which supports the Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo ecosystems for buying, selling, and transferring tokens, is one of the primary features, according to the business. Users may also use the native Opera Wallet to recover any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compliant Wallet and combine their current assets and balances.
Users may view the most recent top NFT sales on the browser’s homepage, as well as a news aggregator dubbed “Crypto Corner,” which includes live information on crypto asset prices and gas costs, as well as airdrops and suggested educational sites.
The browser also has bitcoin mining security, according to the firm, which prevents “cryptojacking” programs from compromising the speed of an iPhone or iPad device. A native ad and tracker blocker, a pop-up blocker, and an intuitive Cookie Dialogue Blocker are among the other security features.
The Crypto Browser, according to Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, is aimed at the rising interest in Web3, whether from seasoned crypto users or beginners.
The Opera Crypto Browser Project was created to make the Web3 user experience more accessible to general consumers. Web3 must be simple to use, according to Opera, in order to achieve its full potential and widespread acceptance.
Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network, and IXO are among the eight major blockchain ecosystems now supported by the browser business. In the future, Opera wants to incorporate more Proof-of-Stake chains, according to the company.
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Opera has teamed up with Yat, a tool that allows users to create emoji-based web addresses or URLs. Opera’s “emojification” allows users to navigate the web throughout its platform by typing certified Yats, or a string of emojis, instead of letters and words into the URL bar.