Opera integrates major blockchain networks including Bitcoin, Solana & Polygon

In the Crypto Browser Opera's multi-chain compatibility plan to ease the introduction of Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users worldwide. 

Opera integrates major blockchain networks including Bitcoin, Solana & Polygon

Opera is one of the crypto internet browsers, declared the integration of eight blockchains in a continued effort to introduce Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users worldwide. 

in Jan 2022, Opera launched the Crypto Browser project, a Web3 focused initiative for facilitating navigation across decentralized applications (DApp), games, and metaverse platforms. As part of this initiative, the browser company added support for eight major blockchain ecosystems, including Bitcoin (BTC) Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEX, Ronin, Celo, Nervos DAO, and IXO.

Opera said in the announcement that its users now have access to the Polygon and Solana DApp ecosystems, as well "the benefits of layer 2 Defi via StarkWare-powered DiversiFi"

Opera allows users to access Polygon proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain and Ethereum L2 ecosystem via StarkEx.

The purpose behind integrating multiple blockchains was to ensure chain agnosticism and Web3 involvement in an environment-friendly manner. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP mobile at Opera stated:

“Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. They need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit.”

The announcement also highlighted the need for carbon-neutral solutions with low gas fees, which stands as one of the main reasons for choosing Polygon over the Ethereum Blockchain. 

Opera competitor Brave browser integrated Solana blockchain to strengthen its DApps capability. 

Brendan Eich, CEO, and co-founder of Brave said that:

“With more and more users and creators requiring tools for fast and affordable access to the decentralized Web, this integration will seamlessly pave the way for the next billion crypto users to harness applications and tokens.”

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