Opera, the creator of the Mainstream Opera browser has reached another milestone by enabling the purchase of crypto on its browser wallet. For now, only users in Norway, Denmark and Sweden have access to the service. They can download the updated Opera Browser Beta for Android devices from Google Play Store to start buying Ethereum right away.
You can now top up your #crypto wallet in Opera for Android in less than 60 seconds. Now available with @SafelloAB in Sweden, Norway & Denmark. Be the first to try it in beta: https://t.co/LAp7W08Krk#cryptoforall #web3 #OperaCrypto pic.twitter.com/ae04E4tKS4
— Opera (@opera) February 6, 2019
According to Opera product lead Charles Hamel, this is in a bid to make crypto easier to buy and use in order to encourage adoption. His words:
“We think that the next important phase for crypto will come from usage and that for it to reach wider adoption, it has to be easy to buy and easy to use.” “We believe that the browser will be the entry point for these use cases. Thanks to our partnership with Safello, we are taking one more step towards this vision,” he added.
The improvement was achieved through help from Safello, a major Bitcoin exchange in Europe. The company is working hard to ensure mainstream adoption for Bitcoin and its use for the everyday transaction just like world-leading fiat currencies such as Pound, Euros and the U.S Dollars. Its role in bringing this Opera dream to pass therefore is an important one.
Opera boasts of its browser being the first to have an in-built Ethereum wallet. The wallet later became a means of sharing Cryptokitties as Ethereum is well known for building dapps and now users can easily buy ERC-20 based cryptocurrencies through the browser wallet.
The transaction only takes a few seconds and is meant to prepare cryptocurrencies for mainstream adoption as users don’t have to go through cumbersome processes to buy cryptocurrencies. This way, even the most ignorant concerning cryptocurrencies can easily get crypto assets in their wallet without involving a third party.
By this gesture, Opera is facilitating the mainstream adoption of cryptocurrencies and contributing immensely to the growth of the Ethereum network. With the millions of Android users using Opera Browser around the globe, crypto will definitely see a wider spread with this one.