Hello again readers, iOS users, and fans of Web3,
As you surely know, Web3, the emerging decentralized internet, is gaining further momentum day by day. Recent reports show that a record 34 thousand developers have joined the space so far, steadily increasing the number of available dApps. If you’re not exactly sure what that means for you, or the internet in general, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Opera’s Crypto Browser Project brings the best of Web3 together, designed to meet the needs of veteran crypto users as well as help onboard those new to Web3. And now, this experience is being optimized for iOS.
A web3 browser
The Opera Crypto Browser, for Windows, Mac and Android, is a dedicated web3 browser with a built-in non-custodial crypto wallet. Built for crypto experts and novices alike, it provides a streamlined and comprehensible user experience with decentralized apps (dapps), games and metaverse platforms, so that no one, including our friends on Macs and iPhones, is left out.
Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, put it this way: “The interest in Web3 is continuing to grow. The Opera Crypto Browser Project was built to simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been bewildering for mainstream users. Opera believes Web3 has to be easy to use in order to reach its full potential and a mass adoption.”
Among its features is a news and data aggregator called Crypto Corner, a dedicated start page with live crypto information and updates, crypto asset prices and gas fees, as well as crypto events, airdrops, and even podcasts. It brings together all the information you need to both learn about, and stay up to date on, the world of crypto.
Crypto, tokens and wallets
The core of Web3 is blockchain, which is why Opera Crypto Browser has an integrated non-custodial Crypto Wallet that supports Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo blockchain ecosystems with more blockchain integration on the way. This built-in wallet allows you to buy crypto with fiat, as well as send, receive and swap the tokens of any supported blockchain. It also gives you seamless and direct access to decentralized exchanges, Web3-based NFTs, and gaming Dapps – including over 7,000 Polygon-based services. This all means that Web3 can now be accessed as seamlessly as any website on Web2.
Already have a different wallet? The Crypto Browser on iOS, just like on Windows and Android, lets you restore any EVM-compatible wallet (Ethereum Virtual Machine) with the native Opera Wallet, meaning you can integrate your existing assets and balances into your Crypto Browser setup and keep everything in one place, so to speak.
Opera meets Web3
With more than 25 years of experience building web browsers, Opera is considered among the top privacy and security browsers in the world. The Crypto Browser is dedicated to further improving security on Web3 with features like a native ad and tracker blocker, pop-up blocker, and an intuitive Cookie Dialogue Blocker. Also included is cryptocurrency mining protection, blocking any cryptojacking scripts that could compromise iOS devices (and decrease their performance).
With plenty more advances and features in the works, Opera’s Crypto Browser represents an important step toward simplifying and streamlining access to Web3. Now, with iOS integration, Opera pushes the envelope even further for hundreds of millions of iOS users worldwide.