According to foreign media today, the Web browser Opera now allows Bitcoin (BTC) payments to be made directly inside the browser.
The company announced the news in a press release shared on October 21, detailing that Opera's 350 million users can now send and receive BTCs directly from their browsers and use cryptocurrencies to purchase goods and services on e-commerce sites.
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In addition, the browser can now add Bitcoin and TRON (TRX) opening to the built-in encrypted wallet to track the cryptocurrencies it owns. Charles Hamel, the head of Opera's cryptocurrency commented on the release of the new feature:
“We believe that opening the browser to more blockchains, including Bitcoin, is the logical next step in making our solution more relevant to people with Bitcoin cryptocurrency, except that cryptocurrencies are allowed to be saved. Outside of the account, these users also want to use their cryptocurrency to do things."
These features were previously released in the beta version of the browser this summer, but the first cryptocurrency that was available for purchase through the browser in February was not Bitcoin, but Ethereum.
Opera's development for Web 3
In recent months, Opera has actively introduced new developments related to Web 3, which refers to new developments in the Web, including the creation of high-quality content and the involvement of blockchains, decentralized computing and digital currency. .
The company released its iOS version of its mobile web browser, Opera Touch, which supports the Ethereum protocol and the Ethereum Web3 application, as well as a Web 3 browser that enables users to trade and interact with Web 3.
Although Opera's market share in other browsers is only 3% as of September 2019, its latest development is another step toward "experimental Web 3 integration" and further adoption of cryptocurrency.
As Hamel said earlier, the company aims to eliminate the hassle of "using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 through special applications or extensions" to make this emerging technology more mainstream.
At the same time, the cryptocurrency-powered browser Brave claims to have high user engagement, with more than 2.8 million active users per day. It is reported that the number of creators subscribed to its web advertising network has also increased significantly.