Opera, the Norway based internet browser company, launched iOS Version of its ‘Blockchain-Ready’ Mobile Web Browser.
Opera Touch for iOS provides the Web 3.0 and cryptocurrency wallet for storing Ether, the “Opera Crypto Wallet.”
Basically, Web3.0 is an umbrella term for a set of emerging technologies intersecting cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed systems that, together, extend the capabilities of the Web we all use today in meaningful ways, allowing, for example, direct peer-to-peer payments between users and websites.
Opera‘s head of crypto, Charles Hamel said :
“We believe that all modern browsers should integrate a crypto wallet,”. Following strong demand from the crypto-community, we are now making this experience available on iOS.”
According to blog Post, Opera Touch supports the Ethereum (ETH) protocol and the Ethereum Web3 application programming interface (API). This refers that the browser serves Ethereum-based decentralized applications (DApps) and all ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
Similar to the Android and desktop version, users can browse blockchain applications by typing their addresses directly into the URL bar. There is also a built-in virtual private network (VPN) that Opera claims are designed to secure and protect user data from prying eyes.
Previously, Opera launched Android and desktop version at the beginning of 2019, which offers these same Ethereum-related capabilities.
How to get started?
Initially, you need to download Opera Touch from the Apple App store. Further to start making actual Web 3 transactions, you have to purchase some Ethereum cryptocurrency and store it in your Opera Crypto Wallet. Once the cryptocurrency is stored, you can access a selection of Web 3 apps in the dApp store, accessible from the browser’s speed dial. Dapps can be accessed by typing their address directly in the browser, avoiding the need to use third-party extensions
Additionally, the Opera website claim that the wallet can automatically detect and list any ERC-20 tokens used in ethereum dapps, such as in-game currencies.
Moreover, Opera states that it has partnered with the crypto collectible dApp “Marble.Cards.” This application reportedly turns website URLs into unique collectible cards that are registered as NFTs on the Ethereum blockchain.