Microsoft is working on an Ethereum-based cryptocurrency wallet, where it continues testing for the web browser Edge. Discovered by software researcher Albacore, this under-development feature is expected to allow users to externally store and transact Ethereum and Ethereum-based crypto assets.
As interest in the cryptocurrency industry and Web3 increased, mainstream software companies began to shift their focus in this direction. Following the screenshots shared by Albacore, Microsoft has not yet officially confirmed the accuracy of the project. A Microsoft spokesperson simply said, “We regularly test new features to discover new experiences for our customers.” sufficed with the explanation. If Microsoft’s crypto wallet project, which is currently in the testing phase, is implemented, this wallet, which will be included locally in Edge, will rival Metamask, which is the most used in the Web3 field.
The crypto wallet was also tested by the Bleeping Computer portal. Bleeping Computer reported that the wallet supports Ethereum-based accounts and can be used with Web3 applications as such. In addition, it was reported that the wallet has support for ETH, DAI, UNI, USDC and USDT.
Among other information obtained about Microsoft’s crypto wallet, it was stated that it is not just a wallet for storage and the control of the money will be only with the user. In addition, there will be no need to install any plugins for the wallet feature, which is expected to be embedded in Edge.