Opera launches the desktop version of its new browser dubbed as “Reborn 3,” which reportedly has a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The browser will now be available for the Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
Announced on Tuesday, the software will allow users to explore and interact with blockchain-based decentralized applications (dapps) of “Web 3.” The company added that the wallet allows users to send transactions without requiring an extension in the likes of Metamask.
Reborn 3 has built-in wallet syncs in order to enhance security from that of Opera’s mobile Android browser, which was launched last December, as reported by Opera.
“This means wallet keys never leave the users’ smartphones,” the company said, adding: “In practice, whenever they need to identify themselves to a Web 3 website or sign a transaction on the blockchain, users get a notification on their smartphone. They can confirm it in the same way they unlock their system, using, for example, facial recognition or their fingerprint.”
Opera added that they are also planning to add the built-in crypto wallet feature to the Opera Touch, its iOS browser. Opera first revealed the development of Web 3 Android browser last July. As of now, the browser supports ether and other tokens using ethereum’s ERC-20 standard. Along with, crypto collectibles minted under the ERC-721 standard, such as CryptoKitties, are also supported.
Notably, While Opera initiates to supports the ecosystem, the new version of Mozilla Firefox Will Block Web-Based Cryptojacking.
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