Opera released Crypto Browser on iPhones and iPads to explore web3

Opera browser has released a beta version of its Web3 browser with a built-in crypto wallet for iOS devices.

Opera released Crypto Browser on iPhones and iPads to explore web3

Opera's Crypto Browser has been already available for Mac, Windows desktop, and Android mobile users since January. The mobile release is the latest step in its Crypto Browser Project, a Web3-focused initiative for facilitating navigation across decentralized applications (DApp), games, and metaverse platforms. 

The main features include the Opera Wallet with support for the Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo ecosystems to buy, sell and transfer tokens. Users can also restore any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible Wallet with the native Opera Wallet and integrate their existing assets and balances.

The company said that the browser comes with cryptocurrency mining protection that blocks “cryptojacking” scripts that may compromise the performance of an iPhone or iPad device. Other security features include a native ad and tracker blocker, pop-up blocker, and an intuitive Cookie Dialogue Blocker.

The Crypto Browser targets the growing interest in Web3, whether it's from veteran crypto users or newcomers. 

“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 mass adoption,” says Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera.

Additionally, Opera added support for eight major blockchain networks including Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network, and IXO. The company said that it plans to integrate more Proof-of-Stake chains in the future.

Recently, Opera partnered with Yat, a platform that allows the creation of emoji-based web addresses or URLs. The "emojification" of Opera allows users to surf the web across its platform by entering certified Yats, or a string of emojis, into the URL bar instead of letters and words.

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