Cross-platform web browser Opera on Wednesday announced that it added support for Bitcoin and Tron to its crypto wallet for Android devices.
The web browser-based wallet was already supporting Ethereum and ERC tokens, but the company now added support for Bitcoin, Tron, and other TRC-10 tokens as well. The cryptocurrency wallet, however, is still in beta phase.
“ With this release, Opera’s Android browser (beta) allows users to send and receive Bitcoin (BTC) and access their transaction history.,” the announcement added.
“Most importantly, we are including an experimental integration of Web 3, which makes it possible for websites to request and receive addresses and for users to make transactions with Bitcoin. Opera is bringing Bitcoin to Web 3, allowing you to use this cryptocurrency for transactions on the Web.”
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Bringing crypto to the mass internet users
Opera is one of the leading browsers, which is continuously putting effort to bring crypto to its users. It first launched its built-in crypto wallet in December 2018 for Android devices and later in April brought that support to its PC browsers followed by iOS devices. As it is based on Web 3, no third-party browser extensions or wallet applications is required to access the wallet platform.
“Before Opera entered the cryptocurrency scene almost a year ago, using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 required special apps or extensions, which made it difficult for people to even try it out. Our browsers remove that friction,” the technology company added.
Android users with an operating system of version 6 or higher can use the crypto wallet by downloading the Opera browser beta from the Play Store.
Earlier this year, Opera also partnered with HTC to bring decentralized applications (dApps) to Android. It also rolled out a cryptocurrency buying functionality to users of its ‘Web 3-Ready’ browser in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.
Moreover, to tackle the rampant crypto jacking, Opera last year added anti-cryptocurrency mining feature to its mobile-based browsers.