The race to become the leading Web3 browser is heating up as Opera has unveiled a new Web3-focused project and secured several partnerships to ensure it claims the top position.
Opera, via an official blog post, has announced the launch of the beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project. The web browser is aimed at providing users with a new Web3 experience, including decentralized apps, gaming, NFTs, and more.
Opera is happy to unveil its new Crypto Browser Project, with beta versions of the new browser available for PC, Mac and mobile phones, delivering a new web experience with Web3 at its core. Learn more about what Web3 & the browser means to us: https://t.co/MHOwegeHWo pic.twitter.com/TuEYBXaXay
— Opera (@opera) January 19, 2022
Furthermore, it explained that the new project is in line with its mission to ensure everyone gets easy access to Web3. Opera, which began its Web3 journey in 2018, noted that the new initiative will boost the adoption of decentralized apps (dApps). It also explained that the Crypto Browser Project will aid the growth of the next generation of the web.
The new crypto browser will have several outstanding features that will set it apart from other standard browsers. These features include:
- A new native non-custodial crypto wallet.
- Access to Opera’s free, no-log browser VPN, ad and tracker blocker.
- Crypto Corner ( which provides information on the latest blockchain news).
- A new wallet selector tool.
- A secure clipboard (for easy copy and paste).
- Additional security.
Opera further disclosed that anyone can now use the beta versions of the new browser via their PCs and phones. Essentially, the new Web3 browser is currently available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android devices.
Opera Secures Major Partnerships
Also, as part of its efforts to accelerate and boost the adoption of Web3, Opera has secured several top partnerships. Earlier, the browser announced a strategic partnership with Solana to support Solana dApps in its Web3 browsers.
Opera noted that the partnership will enable more people to embrace Web3 and DeFi. It said that the collaboration will allow Solana dApps, such as Serum, Raydium, Metaplex, and others, access to its browser.
Also, the browser integrated with Polygon to ensure it achieves its mission of providing easy access to Web3. Opera noted that it chose Polygon because of its fast, scalable, and environmentally-friendly network. Polygon’s dApps and native token (MATIC) will be integrated on Opera as a result of the partnership.
Opera also secured partnerships with Nervos, Celo, Tron, and several others to ensure it become the top Web3 browser. The collaboration will integrate dApps on those blockchain networks to Opera’s Web3 browser. This will invariably boost growth and onboard a lot of users to the blockchain browser.
Battle of the Web3 Browsers
In fact, with its new crypto browser project and partnerships, Opera has set itself way ahead of its peers in the race to become the top Web3 browser. Opera announced that the integration with Solana, Polygon, and others will take place in the first quarter of 2022.
Meanwhile, the Brave browser has also been actively gaining steam in the blockchain space. The privacy-oriented web browser currently has a built-in crypto wallet and a native token. Brave has also disclosed that it is working on adding support for Bitcoin and other blockchains.
MATIC and SOL Price Update
Polygon’s native token, $MATIC, at the time of writing, has dropped significantly and was trading at $2.08. The token fell by 0.1% in the last 24 hours.
Also, $MATIC has a current market cap of $14.28 billion, and the 24-hour trading volume is $1 billion. It has a circulating supply of 6.8 billion MATIC coins and a total supply of 10 billion.
Meanwhile, $SOL was down by 0.3% and was trading at $137.81. The token has a current market cap of $43.3 billion, and the 24-hour trading volume is $1.18 billion.
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