- Opera released the Crypto Browser project in January 2022.
- Opera competitor Brave browser intended to leverage the Solana blockchain.
Web3 has been introduced to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users globally by Opera, one of the most prominent crypto-friendly internet browsers. Opera has announced the integration of eight blockchains.
To help users navigate among decentralized apps (Dapps), games and metaverse platforms, Opera released the Crypto Browser project in January 2022. The browser business extended support for eight key blockchain ecosystems as part of this endeavour — Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network, and IXO.
Opera’s introduction of the new DApp ecosystems mentioned: “the benefits of Layer 2 DeFi via StarkWare-powered DiversiFi”. Opera users may now access the Polygon proof-of-stake blockchain and the Ethereum layer-2 ecosystem through StarkEx, thanks to the most recent integrations. The business included various blockchains to assure chain agnosticism and Web3 participation in an environmentally sustainable way.
Opera’s EVP mobile, Jorgen Arnesen, stated:
“Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. They need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit.”
Because of Polygon’s low gas costs and carbon neutrality, this news has strengthened the company’s choice for Polygon over other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum. It was disclosed in November 2021 that the Opera competitor Brave browser intended to leverage the Solana blockchain to expand its DApp capabilities, although this has not yet been implemented. Brave’s multichain support remains a mystery, even though the company must keep up with the ever-expanding competition.