Today when the crypto-revolution is knocking on every door, it becomes a must for the prominent industry players to keep up with the growing number of startups escalating on the behalf of blockchain edge. Almost every single system operating in the realm of finance or Internet has find a blockchain-based alternative that is cheaper and yet it boasts of better qualities.
The competition is gaining path and the long-lasting industry giants that stubbornly remain ignorant of the pervasive blockchain applicability appear to be on a very long losing streak. Vigorously struggling for their positions, the web-browser Opera has been providing the blockchain support along with underlying cryptocurrency perks.
Notably that the first blockchain-based browser Brave has already hit the market accumulating an impressive audience that enjoys the ad-free browsing experience. Coinspeaker previously reported Opera to launch the first in-built Ethereum wallet, which functionality has further been expanded to allow its user send and receive collectibles, such as popular CryptoKitties. These steps truly indicate Opera’s persistent desire to stay on top of the Internet software applications.
Yet the browser’s ambitions do not stop at the point as the other day Opera has partnered with blockchain advisory and financial services firm Ledger Capital to explore possible blockchain applications. To recap, Ledger Capital is a famous provider of strategic, technological and financial advisory services to various blockchain infrastructures, decentralized applications, multinational corporations and to government-backed projects and initiatives.
According to the statement the two companies are seeking to explore further applications and use-cases of the blockchain technology as well as growth opportunities that could be applied to Opera products.
The managing partner at Ledger Capital commented on the recently signed partnership as follow:
“We are excited to work with an innovator and industry leader like Opera. Opera has already taken the lead among the major browsers, with the integration of the innovative crypto wallet and investments from other leading crypto companies like Bitmain. We are looking forward to exploring the next steps in how Opera will leverage its massive ecosystem and technical competencies to create exponential value for its user base and the greater blockchain space.”
Opera’s representatives on the other side said that the release of innovative crypto-wallet has just marked an early beginning of the browser’s blockchain adoption. By introducing the crypto wallet, the Norwegian browser maker lowered the barrier of entry into the web of the future for users and developers alike. Since the wallet is built into the browser, internet users no longer need to install separate Dapp browsers or crypto wallet extensions. Product lead of Opera’s crypto wallet, Charles Hamel commented:
“Having a crypto wallet in the browser brings the cash experience to the world of online payments, Paying with the crypto wallet is like sending digital cash straight from your phone, and we’ve just made it easier. This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike.”
It is worth to mention that the browser’s addition of a built-in crypto wallet and Web 3.0 support brought tremendous activity around cryptocurrencies and the vision for Web 3.0 that, in turn, has largely contribute to the mainstream adoption of blockchain technology.