Opera launches beta version crypto browser for iOS devices

Opera has published a beta version of its Web3 browser for iOS devices, it includes a built-in crypto wallet. The feature which was available to Android users only is now available to Apple users via the App Store.
Opera launches beta version crypto browser for iOS devices
Opera launches beta version crypto browser for iOS devices

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 applications (DApps), games, and metaverse platforms, has just 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 can also use the native Opera Wallet to recover any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compliant Wallet and combine their current assets and balances.

Users may see 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 fees, as well as airdrops and suggested educational sites.

Opera launches beta version crypto browser for iOS devices
Opera Crypto Browser’s default startpage. 

About the crypto browser

The browser also includes cryptocurrency mining protection, according to the company, which prevents “cryptojacking” scripts 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 growing interest in Web3, whether from seasoned crypto users or beginners.

“The Opera Crypto Browser Project was built to simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been bewildering for mainstream users. Opera believes Web3 has to be easy to use in order to reach its full potential and a mass adoption.”

Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network, and IXO are among the eight major blockchain ecosystems now supported by the browser company. In the future, Opera wants to integrate more Proof-of-Stake chains, according to the company.

Opera recently teamed up with Yat, a tool that allows users to create emoji-based web addresses or URLs. Opera’s “emojification” allows users to surf the web throughout its platform by typing certified Yats, or a string of emojis, instead of letters and words into the URL bar.