Opera to Implement Ethereum Wallet to iOS Browser

Opera team "took this step in response to popular demand from the Ethereum community"
06 March 2019   351

Opera Software has announced the Opera Touch browser for iOS with a built-in Ethereum wallet and support for decentralized applications (Dapps). This is stated in the official press release of the company.

We are taking this step in response to popular demand from the Ethereum community. Many of you asked us to provide the same seamless Web 3 browsing experience we introduced to Android on iOS. iOS users around the globe will soon gain access to a beautifully-designed, full-featured browser with an integrated native Crypto Wallet and Web 3 browsing functionalities.
 

Julia Szyndzielorz

Opera

The official release date for Opera Touch for iOS has not yet been announced, however, users can already now take part in testing the application.

In December, Opera launched a browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet and Dapps support for Android users.

ConsenSys to Raise $200M, Media Reports

ConsenSys distributes presentation materials to Chinese investors, which say that the company expects to receive $ 50 million in revenue this year
16 April 2019   241

Based in Brooklyn, Ethereum-start-up ConsenSys is going to attract financing in the amount of $ 200 million from outside investors with a company's market valuation of $ 1 billion, the Information reports.

To this end, ConsenSys distributes presentation materials to Chinese investors. They say that the company expects to receive $ 50 million in revenue this year, mainly due to contracts with corporate clients and government agencies.

The publication also notes that in 2018, ConsenSys revenue amounted to "only $ 21 million." The structure of revenues, the sources of which are many supported by startups, is not specified.

The startup was founded in 2014 by Joseph Lubin, who at first financed ConsenSys from his own funds. Gradually, the number of staff of the company reached 1,200 people. However, when the price of Ethereum after the 2017 boom subsided sharply, the startup reduced 13% of employees. At the end of last year, as part of the reorganization, Lubin announced the launch of ConsenSys 2.0, as well as an emphasis on partnership with outside investors from the world of traditional finance.

In January, ConsenSys invested $ 1 million in the Coinhouse trading platform and an unknown amount in Tenta startup, focused on encryption.