Opera Software has built an Ethereum wallet in the latest version of the web browser Opera for Android. Beta testing is scheduled for July 11th.
The developers reported that Opera Crypto Wallet does not need an extension or a separate application for cryptocurrency operations, and the built-in security mechanisms on the Android system do not require the creation of new PIN codes and passwords when signing transactions. It is also stated that the wallet keys are stored only on the user's phone.
Opera Crypto supports a set of libraries API Ethereum Web3, which allows developers of decentralized applications (dapps) to interact with local or remote nodes of the network Ethereum.
Thanks to integration with Coinbase, users can pay for goods in the Opera Crypto Store from crypto wallet. Currently, the application supports Ethereum, as well as the standards of ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.
The new version of the Opera browser, currently available in a private beta on Android, combines easy-to-use crypto wallet functionality with support for Ethereum decentralized apps, or Dapps. This means users can now interact with Web 3.0 using our popular and fully-featured Opera mobile browser. It also makes Opera the first major browser to introduce a built-in crypto wallet. Needless to say, we are pretty excited about this.
In the official blog, the developers of Opera said that the company has always been a supporter of Progressive Web (PWA) applications.
By allowing PWAs to use the Opera Crypto Wallet, we are now taking PWA support to the next level. This means that Dapp developers can now create native-like Dapps without having to embed a wallet on their own or relying on an external wallet app. Dapps can now be first class citizens on mobile!
In January, developers of Opera added protection from the miners to the mobile version of the popular web browser.