Opera’s multi-chain support is part of the Crypto Browser project, which aims to make Web3 more accessible to the world’s more than 380 million mobile and desktop users.
Opera, one of the leading crypto-friendly internet browsers, has announced the integration of eight blockchains as part of its ongoing endeavour to bring Web3 to the world’s over 380 million mobile and desktop users.
Opera began the Crypto Browser project in January 2022 as a Web3-focused effort to facilitate browsing among decentralised apps (DApps), gaming, and metaverse platforms. The browser firm expanded its support for eight key blockchain ecosystems as part of this project, including Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos DAO, and IXO.
According to Opera’s release, customers now have access to the Polygon and Solana DApp ecosystems, as well as “the benefits of Layer 2 DeFi with StarkWare-powered DiversiFi.”
Opera users can now use StarkEx to access the Polygon proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain and Ethereum L2 ecosystem.
The company stated that the purpose of connecting several blockchains was to assure chain agnosticism and Web3 participation in an environmentally responsible manner. Jorgen Arnesen, Opera’s EVP Mobile, stated:
“Ultimately, Web3 will become a ubiquitous online technology, and consumers will be unaware they are interacting with it. They must receive an enhanced user experience and a genuine advantage.”
The release also emphasised the need of carbon-neutral solutions with cheap gas fees, which is one of the primary reasons why Polygon was chosen over the Ethereum blockchain.
Opera competitor Brave browser adopted Solana blockchain in November 2021 to bolster its DApps functionality.
We've partnered with @solana to integrate it into the browser and make it the default for DApp support. We will soon bring best-in-class wallet features for the Solana blockchain into our desktop & mobile browsers. #BreakpointLisbon https://t.co/tTB7NXKWjI
— Brave Software (@brave) November 8, 2021
Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, stated the following about the partnership:
“With an increasing number of users and producers wanting tools that enable rapid and affordable access to the decentralised Web, this integration will pave the path for the next billion crypto users to harness applications and tokens.”
Brave has yet to announce the implementation of multi-chain support in order to compete with its increasing rivals.
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