Opera, a popular web browser, announced that it has added support for eight new blockchain networks to facilitate access to decentralized applications (dApps) and services. The company plans to add in-browser crypto wallet support for eight blockchains.
Opera stated that it aims for multichain (multi-chain) compatibility within the scope of the "Crypto Browser" project.
Opera announced on January 19 that it had launched the beta version of the "crypto browser project", with a statement on its official blog page. The company announced that it supports 8 blockchains as part of this initiative, including Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEx, Ronin (RON), Celo, Nervos DAO and IXO.
With this announcement, Opera plans to facilitate transactions on metaverse platforms and decentralized applications (dApps).
Solana, StarkEx, Deversifi, IXO, Ronin, Nervos, Bitcoin and Celo are currently only available on Opera for Android. It is also expected to be supported in the Crypto Browser Project in the coming months.
With the latest integration, Opera users will be able to easily access the Ethereum Layer-2 (L2) ecosystem via StarkEx.
Jorgen Arnesen, Mobile Vice President at Opera, said in a statement on the subject:
"The average web user may still be hesitant to deal with Web3, but with the integration of Solana, Polygon, and others into our mobile browser, they can now access these technologies from the security and familiarity of the browser that provides them with a private browser."
The announcement also highlighted the need for carbon neutral solutions with low gas fees, which stands as one of the main reasons for choosing Polygon over the Ethereum blockchain.
In November 2021, Opera rival internet browser Brave integrated the Solana blockchain to strengthen DApps capacity. Brave CEO and co-founder Brendan Eich said, referring to the partnership:
With more and more users and creators needing tools for fast and cost-effective access to the decentralized Web, this integration will seamlessly pave the way for the next billion crypto users to use apps and tokens.