Opera has announced the release of its new blockchain-ready browser with a built-in Ethereum wallet on the Android platform. According to the statement released earlier today, the updated app which comes with Web 3 support is now available to users for download on the Google Play Store. Opera says that the new app aims to provide Android
Opera, the fifth most widely utilized browser behind Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari, has added built-in Ethereum support to its desktop app, enabling Web 3.0, an ecosystem that allows users can seamlessly interact with decentralized applications (dApps) and peer-to-peer systems on the blockchain. To utilize Ethereum-based dApps, users are required to have non-custodial wallets like
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Opera Ltd (NASDAQ: OPRA), the Norway-headquartered company behind the browser used by 322 million people, has decided to open up its desktop browser to its recently released mobile crypto wallet. The developers say this is due to the “overwhelmingly positive response of the crypto-community and users to the crypto wallet in Opera for Android.”
The latest version of the Opera for Android, currently available in a private beta, introduces an easy-to-use and built-in cryptocurrency wallet functionality to the browser. This means that a significant part of Opera’s 322 million user base across all platforms would no longer need to install separate extensions to handle supported crypto payments on mobile devices.
Mobile cybersecurity firm Sikur has unveiled “the first fully encrypted, hack-proof smartphone that can safely store cryptocurrencies.” The phone’s hardware and software were built from the ground up with a dedicated bitcoin wallet and a custom app store for high-security apps.
‘First Fully Encrypted, Hack-Proof Smartphone’
Sikur unveiled a new, security-centric smartphone this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Designed from scratch with security as the primary goal, the company claims that this phone is “the first fully encrypted, hack-proof smartphone that can safely store cryptocurrencies,” Engadget reported.