Opera Browser adds crypto purchase options for US users

Opera Android users can now buy crypto via a debit card, while iOS users can simply use Apple Pay.

The Opera Browser expands its crypto buying power and lets its American users purchase cryptocurrencies using Apple Pay or a debit card.

The world’s first Web 3-ready browser made it easier to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH). Under the new partnership with Wyre, a US cryptocurrency-brokerage firm, the browser enables cryptocurrency purchases directly from its virtual currency wallet. According to the official statement, from now on the American-based users of Opera Android can now buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) using a debit card, while iOS users can simply use Apple Pay.

The new solution allows Apple Pay users to top up an account in less than 30 seconds. Compared to the previous process that took hours to obtain cryptocurrencies, such a solution is a gamechanger, says Charles Hamel, the Head of Crypto at Opera browsers.

The new partnership is a part of Opera’s long-term vision to become a main browser of the Web3. Opera was the first browser to introduce Web3 capabilities and a built-in crypto wallet across all of its mobile and desktop browsers. According to Jack Jia, Director of Institutional Sales at Wyre:

Opera is the most forward-thinking browser platform – known for its privacy and security. Combining Web3 with Wyre fiat onramps will open up powerful financial use cases for its 360 million users worldwide.

A Norwegian company launched the first desktop browser with a built-in crypto wallet for its Android and iOS users back in 2018. Since the crypto-purchases were only available in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, now they are also applicable for the users into the United States.

According to the press release, the Oslo-based company plans to introduce seamless crypto top-ups for users in other countries “very soon”. Currently, the company provides browsers and AI-driven content solutions to around 320 million users around the world.

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Milko Trajcevski

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