Opera browser has introduced an inbuilt cryptocurrency wallet in the latest version of its browser for Android users.
The crypto-wallet now makes it easy for Android users to access their payments without installing another extension for crypto-payments.
The developers, which last year implemented an anti-mining security feature, explained that Opera with Crypto Wallet for Android’s user is designed to be simpler than most current crypto wallets.
This is because Opera relies on the Android operating system’s secured lock to sign transactions from the Crypto Wallet.
This means that users do not need to create new PIN codes or passwords to start using the wallet.
“Having a Crypto Wallet in the browser brings the cash experience to the world of online payments,” Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto said.
According to him paying with the Crypto Wallet is like sending digital cash straight from the user’s phone and this has made it a whole lot easier.
“This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike,” he said.
Opera’s Crypto Wallet also comes with built-in support for the Ethereum Web3 API, which the Norwegian browser maker hopes will incentivize the creation of decentralized apps.
“We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow,” Hamel stated.
“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.
“Our hope is that this will accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users’ daily lives,” he said.