Web 3 is gaining momentum, with a record 34,000 developers who joined the space in 2021 to work on a growing number of dApps. The Web3 user experience, however, has often been far from intuitive and traditionally unoptimized for iOS users. With iOS support, Opera’s Crypto Browser, which is a dedicated web3 browser with an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet, is poised to take adoption and ease of use to the next level.
Opera Crypto Browser iOS follows the January beta on Mac, Windows and Android. Opera’s browser is tailored to the needs of both veteran crypto users and new users. Opera’s goal for the Crypto Browser project is a simplified user experience across decentralized applications (dapps), games, and metaverse platforms. The browser also offers a news and data aggregator named “Crypto Corner”, a bespoke start page focused on live crypto news and updates, crypto asset prices and gas fees, and crypto events, airdrops, and even podcasts.
Jörgen ArnesenEVP Mobile at Opera, said: “Interest in Web3 continues to grow. The Opera Crypto Browser project was designed to simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been confusing for mainstream users. Opera believes that Web3 must be easy to use in order to reach its full potential and mass adoption.“
In the Opera Crypto Browser project, users have access to an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet supporting Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo blockchain ecosystems with more blockchain integration already on the roadmap. Key browser features include a noncustodial crypto wallet with the ability to buy crypto with fiat, send, receive, and trade tokens from any supported blockchain, as well as access transparent and direct to decentralized exchanges, Web3-based NFTs, and gaming Dapps – including over 7,000 Polygon-based services. Web3 is accessible as seamlessly as any website on Web2.
The browser on iOS also offers the ability to restore any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible wallet with the native Opera wallet, allowing users to integrate their existing assets and balances into their Crypto Browser setup.
With over 25 years of experience building web browsers, Opera is considered one of the best privacy and security browsers in the world. The Crypto Browser Project is dedicated to further improving the security of its users on Web3 and offers advanced features such as a native ad and tracker blocker, pop-up blocker, and intuitive cookie dialog blocker. Cryptocurrency mining protection is also included, blocking any “cryptojacking” scripts that could compromise iOS devices (and decrease their performance).
Opera’s Crypto Browser is also designed to meet growing consumer demand for better Web3 access with a simplified user experience. The size of the market opportunity is significant, with PWC estimating Web3 and the Metaverse at add $1.5 trillion to the global economy by 2030. Despite this extraordinary potential, the current level of adoption of these new industries is falling short of expectations, primarily because access to technologies and the user experience of individual applications are unnecessarily complex. . Opera solves these problems with its user-friendly Web3 browser.
The browser was also designed to address the growing pains of crypto. As Web3 booms, users and developers are increasingly turning to more efficient and environmentally friendly PoS and Layer 2 chains, which enable cheaper transactions and much lower power consumption than that of PoW blockchains. To address this issue, Opera has partnered with Polygon and will integrate more PoS chains in the future. Polygon consumes only 0.00079 terawatts (TWh) of electricity per year, significantly less than power-intensive Proof-of-Work (PoW) blockchain networks, which consume on average between 35 and 140 (TWh) per year.
Opera Crypto Browser represents an important step towards simplifying and streamlining user access to Web3 and beyond; with iOS integration, Opera pushes the boundaries even further for hundreds of millions of iOS users worldwide.
Download Opera Crypto Browser for iOS here.
Opera is a global web innovator with a committed and growing base of hundreds of millions of monthly active users who seek a better Internet experience. Building on more than 25 years of innovation that began with navigation products, Opera is now leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base to expand into new segments. Today, Opera offers users around the world a range of products and services including desktop and mobile browsers, the Opera News newsreader, and applications dedicated to gaming, crypto, e-commerce, and classifieds. . In 2018, Opera introduced the first browser with an integrated crypto wallet and Web3 support. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA). In January 2022Opera has released the first version of its Crypto Browser project, a dedicated web browser suitable for crypto enthusiasts and crypto-curious.
SOURCE Opera Limited