Opera, the web browser for Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems, has included built-in Ethereum-based wallet to allow the holders to handle their funds. It is being added to its desktop app by enabling Web 3.0 to ensure that the users can interact with decentralized applications and peer-to-peer systems on the blockchain.
The new feature is currently under beta testing. Once the testing process is successfully accomplished, it will be rolled out to all the versions of the browser. This will be made available for Linux, MacBook and the Windows and the users will receive a full Ethereum support.
Over Google Chrome, majority of the Ethereum and decentralized applications (aka dApps) users depend on the MetaMask, a non-custodial Ethereum wallet handled by ConsenSys. Once the Ethereum-based dApps is ready, the users will be needed to have non-custodial wallets such as MetaMask to securely perform transactions on the mainnet.
The users who would like to access MetaMask will have to download and install the plugin on Google’s browser store. The users will further be asked to follow some additional steps for making the wallet’s installation successful. Since the wallet is already integrated on the Opera browser, the users can enjoy its built-in infrastructure to accessing dApps, as reported by CCN.
According to the Product Lead of Opera Crypto, Charles Hamel, paying with the cryptocurrency wallet is simply like sending digital cash straight from the user’s phone and the concept of introducing this wallet in the browser brings forth the cash experience to the world of online payments. Hence, this is a sort of venturing into new possibilities or the merchants and content creators alike, AMB Crypto noted.
“We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow. By becoming the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible,” Hamel further opined.
However, Opera’s new Ethereum wallet still requires significant improvement. Although the digital currency sector has moved ahead in accumulating mainstream recognition by the top main browser, still the highly-anticipated cryptocurrency wallet is said to be lacking the sophistication and execution of popular apps such as MetaMask in terms of testnet support and fee estimation.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]