Opera to Launch Web 3-Ready ETH Supported Browser

New mobile browser supports not only ETH, but also ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens, as well as DApps
13 December 2018   535

The developers of Opera have announced a public release of the Opera browser for Android devices, which has a built-in Ethereum wallet and is “ready for Web 3.0.”

First introduced in July as beta version, the new mobile browser supports not only ETH, but also ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens, as well as decentralized applications (Dapps), which can be accessed directly from wallet. 

The developers also state that the new product is fully ready for Web 3.0 - the concept of developing Internet technologies, which was formulated by Netscape's head in continuation of the concept of Web 2.0 Tim O’Reilly. Its essence is that Web 2.0 is only a technology platform, while Web 3.0 will allow professionals to create high-quality content and services based on it.

It’s a significant step for one of the world’s leading browsers to add an Ethereum-based crypto wallet and Dapp explorer, and speaks to Opera’s innovative roots and commitment to embracing next generation technology. We see this as an important moment in improving Dapp accessibility, opening Web3 to mainstream audiences, and encouraging developers to build on Ethereum.

Joseph Lubin
Co-founder, Ethereum and founder, ConsenSys

The company says it decided to start supporting Ethereum, since this platform has the largest and fastest growing community of developers of decentralized applications.

Access to the Ethereum blockchain will be received through the Infura infrastructure platform, among which ConsenSys is among the investors.

Node.js v12.0.0 to be Rolled Out

It has giant list of updates, improvements and changes
24 April 2019   135

The release of Node.js 12.0.0, a platform for executing network applications in JavaScript, is available. Node.js 12.0 refers to branches with a long period of support, but this status will be assigned only in October, after stabilization. Updates for LTS branches are issued for 3 years. Support for the last LTS branch of Node.js 10.0 will last until April 2021, and the year before last LTS-branch 8.0 until January 2020. Support for the intermediate branch Node.js 11.0 will be discontinued in June 2019. The lifetime of the LTS branch 6.0 will end on April 30.

These are some of the large list of updates and new staff:

  • V8 engine was updated to version 7.4 with support for asynchronous stack traces, increasing await performance, parsing JavaScript and calls when the actual and declared number of arguments does not match;
  • TLS 1.3 is now supported in the tls module and TLS 1.0 / 1.1 is shutdown by default;
  • Enhancing protection and checks on the size of allocated memory in the Buffer class;

Get more info at official website.