It has been available for mobile devices for a few months now, but now more than a billion Apple customers can download the browser from the App Store.
On Friday, Opera released a beta version of its Web3 browser for iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad, with a built-in crypto wallet. Since January, Mac and Windows desktop users, as well as Android mobile users, have been able to use Opera’s Crypto Browser. Crypto Browser Project, a Web3-focused initiative to facilitate navigation across decentralized applications (DApps), games, and metaverse platforms, has just released its mobile version.
Tokens can be bought, sold, and transferred using the Opera Wallet, which has support for the Ethereum, Polygon and Celo ecosystems. The native Opera Wallet allows users to import their existing assets and balances from any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible wallet.
There is a “Crypto Corner” news aggregator on the browser’s homepage that provides live updates on crypto asset prices and gas fees, as well as airdrops and even suggested educational resources for users. Cryptojacking scripts that could harm the performance of an iPhone or iPad are blocked by the browser, according to the company. Also included are pop-up blockers, an ad-blocking browser extension, and a Cookie Dialogue Blocker.
EVP Mobile Jorgen Arnesen says that Opera’s new Crypto Browser targets the growing popularity of Web3. The browser now supports eight major blockchain ecosystems, including Bitcoin, Polygon, Ronin, Nervos, and IXO. Opera claims to be working on more Proof-of-Stake chains.
It was announced recently that the Opera web browser will work with Yat, a service that lets users create emoji-based web addresses and URLs. Rather than typing in letters and words in the URL bar, Opera’s “emojification” allows users to browse the web using only a string of emojis.