Opera Crypto Browser, for example, integrates an unmanaged crypto wallet that supports blockchain ecosystems such as ETH, Polygon, and Celo enabling the purchase of cryptocurrencies without the need for third-party applications and has more blockchain integrations on the roadmap.
Opera said that the main features of Crypto Browser include an unmanaged crypto wallet that supports the use of fiat currency to buy cryptocurrencies, as well as sending, receiving and exchanging any supported blockchain tokens.
In addition, the browser provides seamless and direct access to decentralized exchanges, Web3-based non-homogeneous tokens (NFTs), games, and decentralized applications (Dapps).
It covers more than 7,000 Polygon-based services, allowing users to seamlessly experience Web3 services as they would any website on Web2.
In addition, the app includes a variety of modern features to restore the EVM wallet, a cookie dialog blocker, cryptocurrency mining protection, and a native ad tracking blocker.
Opera notes that as Web3 booms, users and developers are increasingly looking for more efficient, environmentally friendly Proof of Stake (PoS) and Layer 2 chains.
It enables lower transaction costs and energy overheads compared to proof-of-work (PoW) blockchains. To this end, Opera has chosen to partner with Polygon and will integrate support for more PoS chains in the future.
Polygon consumes only 0.00079 TWh of electricity per year, far lower than other energy-intensive Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain networks, which consume an average of 35-140 TWh per year. Finally, in addition to iOS, Opera Crypto Browser is now also enabled on platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Android.