Opera expands its built-in Cryptocurrency Wallet to desktop

Opera Crypto Wallet PC

Back in July, Opera announced that it testing Cryptowallet beta built into its Android app with support for Ethereum Web3 API. Following the positive feedback, Opera today is opening its PC browser to the mobile crypto wallet.

This inclusion eliminates the need to install and set up a crypto wallet extension in their PC browser. Instead, they can connect their Opera PC browser with the crypto Wallet-enabled Opera mobile browser by simply scanning a QR code on their Opera PC browser. This will grant them access to their mobile wallet with cryptocurrencies and collectibles.

Opera Crypto Wallet

The phone’s secure system lock will be used to store the keys. This will allow people to sign transactions with their fingerprints instead of using long passphrases. Opera says the Crypto wallet in Opera for Android is a user-controlled wallet, which means that the keys controlling the funds and assets are stored on the user’s phone. It supports tokens and collectibles.  Collectibles are digital, unique “assets” you can own on a public blockchain. Opera is also opening the Crypto Wallet in Android for more users, and they can sign up here.

Charles Hamel, Product Lead of Opera Crypto said:

By adding a crypto wallet directly into the browser, we removed the need for complex extensions or separate apps. Opening up the PC browser to crypto marks Opera’s second step towards making cryptocurrencies and Web 3.0 mainstream. Some users prefer to perform crypto payments or interact with Dapps on their desktop. They can now do so in a simple way by using the same wallet they have on their mobile phone.