After launching its Crypto Browser Project on Windows, Mac, and Android in January, Opera has now released a version of its crypto-focused browser on iOS.
For those unfamiliar, the company's new browser is cryptocurrency-based and will give users an easier way to navigate decentralized applications (dApps), games, and metaverse platforms for a more seamless cross-platform experience.
Opera’s Crypto Browser project also includes a news and data aggregator called “Crypto Corner”, a personalized homepage with live crypto news and updates, crypto asset prices and fees, gas, as well as crypto events, airdrops, and even podcasts. .
While Web3 is gaining momentum on the developer side with 34,000 developers joining the space in 2021 alone, the Web3 user experience is still far from intuitive and not optimized for desktop 'iPhone' users.
For these reasons, Opera has decided to add iOS support to its Crypto Browser, which is a dedicated Web3 browser with an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet.
Opera Crypto Browser on iOS
In addition to giving users access to Web3 and dApps, Opera's crypto browser on iOS also includes cryptocurrency mining protection that can block any "cryptojacking" scripts that could compromise a user's iPhone and reduce its performance. .
The browser on iOS even offers the ability to restore any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible crypto wallet with the native Opera wallet so users can integrate their existing assets and balances into their crypto browser settings.
At the same time, Opera's crypto browser is designed to meet the growing challenges of crypto with support for PoS and more efficient and environmentally friendly layer 2 chains that enable cheaper transactions and consume much less power than proof of work (PoW). Blockchains. As such, the company has partnered with Polygon and will integrate more PoS chains into its browser in the future.
Joregne Arnesen, executive vice president of mobile at Opera, provided additional insight in a press release on how the company's Crypto Browser is making Web3 more accessible to users, saying:
“Interest in Web3 continues to grow. The Opera Crypto Browser project was designed to simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been confusing for core users. Opera believes that Web3 should be easy to use to achieve its full potential and mass adoption. «
iOS users interested in cryptocurrencies or checking out Web3 and dApps can now download Opera's Crypto Browser from the Apple App Store.