• The upgrade is being released in anticipation of Ethereum’s planned switch.
  • Opera’s standalone Crypto Browser debuted in January of this year.

The Opera Crypto Browser is a Web3 browser that was designed to be compatible with many different kinds of decentralized applications (dApps). It currently works with third-party wallets like MetaMask.

The upgrade, dubbed “one of the most significant updates since its genesis” by the Oslo-based company, is being released in anticipation of Ethereum’s planned switch later this week from the more resource-intensive proof-of-work (PoW) consensus algorithm to the less strenuous proof-of-stake (PoS) model.

Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera stated:

“The upcoming merge is the most important technological update in the history of crypto that will move Ethereum from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake, thus making it more scalable, secure, sustainable, and ready to be used by the mainstream user.”

One-stop Shop For Users

Opera’s standalone Crypto Browser debuted in January of this year and is compatible with both the company’s standard Web2 browser and with other popular cryptocurrencies. Along with native dApp compatibility and a non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet, it also has Crypto Corner, a one-stop shop for industry information including pricing data, key indicators like gas fees and market sentiment, how-to guides, and a schedule of forthcoming events.

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polygon, BNB Chain, Celo, FIO, Near, and Nervos tokens are all compatible with the mobile Opera Crypto Browser. Furthermore, on the PC, users have access to built-in support for Bitcoin, Ethereum, BNB Chain, and Polygon.

Users are no longer limited to the browser’s built-in non-custodial wallet when interacting with a decentralized application or website. Thanks to Wallet Selector, they may choose any wallet extension from the Google Chrome or Opera store.

The new Wallet Selector is an aggregator of existing wallet extensions. Moreover, it streamlines the linking procedure by keeping track of the user’s preferred websites.

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