In January, Opera entered the Web3 space by launching the Crypto Browser Project. The crypto-friendly internet browser launched the “big leap towards web3” to push the technology to its 380 million mobile and desktop users worldwide.
Two months down the line, Opera has announced that it now supports eight major blockchains, including Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, and IXO.
Announcing the integration, Jørgen Arnesen, EVP mobile at Opera, stated:
“Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology, and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it.”
In 2018, Opera became the first mainstream internet browser to incorporate a built-in Bitcoin wallet and necessary Web3 compatibility. Now, its users can access the Polygon and StarkEx PoS blockchains and Ethereum Layer-2 ecosystems.
In addition, users may now use StarkWare-powered DiversiFi to access the vast ecosystem of Polygon or Solana dApps and the benefits of Layer 2 DeFi.
On the Flipside
- In November, Opera’s biggest rival, Brave browser, announced plans to integrate Solana and strengthen its dApp capability. However, the feature is yet to be rolled out.
Why You Should Care
With the new integration, Opera enters a new path toward a dedicated Web3 surfing experience to accelerate the technology’s creation and adoption.