Opera intends to add in-browser crypto wallet support for eight more blockchains in a phased rollout across its apps and web browsers.
According to the Norwegian company, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, IXO, and Bitcoin will join Ethereum. Susie Batt, the Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera, stated that the desktop crypto browser can now access Polygon and will “soon” integrate with the rest. All are available on Opera for Android, but there is no timetable for iOS.
Opera is not the only crypto-focused browser betting on a surge in Web 3 users. Brave has also introduced a built-in crypto wallet, with plans to support additional blockchains in the future.
These efforts would provide their users with more opportunities to interact with various decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems, including layer two or companion ecosystems.
Since 2018, Opera, one of the first web browsers, has developed crypto products for its 350 million users. In January, it released a beta version of its specialized “Crypto Browser Project.”
Blockchain networks are not risk-free. Ronin’s disclosure of a $625 million hack on Tuesday raises concerns about safety and security, particularly on token bridges.
“Our users’ privacy and security are our top priorities,” Batt said, adding that users should be aware of the risks associated with an ecosystem that is still in its infancy.