Previously only users of Android phones and desktop computers had the option to use Opera’s blockchain-friendly browser. After several months of being left out out of this privilege, iPhone owners have now also been included with the launch of the latest version of Opera Touch for iOS. iPhone users get access to Opera’s browser with in-built crypto-wallet.
The new browser option is practically identical to the Android-friendly browser, with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet, and the ability to run Web 3.0 and decentralized apps (dapps) without a third-party plugin.
As per a blog post by the company:
“We believe that the Web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow (Web 3). With built-in Crypto Wallet, the browser has the potential to renew and extend its important role as a tool to access information, make transactions online and manage users’ online identities in a way that gives them more control.”
Users have the capability to hold, transact and make payments in ethereum and all ERC-20 standard tokens and stablecoins. Via the ERC-721 standard, there is also access to collectibles such as CryptoKitties.
The wallet can automatically detect and list any ERC-20 tokens used in ethereum dapps, such as in-game currencies, according to Opera’s website.
There isn’t even a need for third-party extensions, because dapps can be accessed by typing their address directly in the browser.
The post says that in order to start using dapps, users will need to purchase ethereum (ETH) and store it in the Opera wallet. A selection of dapps will be listed in the store in the appn once the purchase has been made.