Opera has launched the beta version of its “Crypto Browser Project,” an internet browser with built-in Web3 integrations.
The product is targeted at both “the crypto-native and the crypto-curious,” with Opera’s own crypto wallet at the core of its user experience, according to a press release from the company. As alternative browsers go, the newly-released project places Web3 in the focus of internet browsing.
The Web3 Crypto Browser supports decentralized apps (dApps) and has a fully functional crypto wallet in addition to cryptocurrency and NFT exchange shortcuts. The wallet is non-custodial and supports the Ethereum, Bitcoin, Celo and Nervo blockchain networks from the get-go, with more partnerships lined up from the likes of Solana or Polygon.
It also lets you sign in directly to access your crypto or use dApps without the need for any third-party extensions. If you don’t want to use Opera’s non-custodial wallet, there is a wallet selector tool so you can integrate your own favorite keeper, be it Metamask, Coinbase or Binance:
The Opera Crypto Browser Project is about more than just surfing traditional websites through a one-size-fits-all solution. It’s specifically designed to work with a variety of decentralized apps, or dApps, as well as provide deeper functionality than a traditional browser that has a basic web wallet add-on. This is possible thanks to a wide array of built-in, web3 focused features, as well as the inherent speed that Chromium already offers the suite of Opera browsers. For starters, the Crypto Corner gives you access to the latest blockchain news, upcoming airdrops, an industry events calendar, NFTs, crypto communities, educational content, podcasts and videos as well as crypto prices, gas fees and market sentiment – all in one spot.
In addition, Opera brings its privacy and security features like the no-log browser VPN, the built-in ad-blocker and tracker blocker, as well as the secure copy/paste clipboard, to the Crypto Browser Project. There is a Twitter, Telegram, and WhatsApp integration for secure messaging, as well as a tutorial explaining all the features.
You can download the new Web3 Crypto Browser from the links below and take it for a spin immediately in a public beta form: