October 22, 2019

Opera to enable native Bitcoin payments

Today leading web browser firm Opera announced it has added in-browser support for Bitcoin (BTC) and TRON (TRX) cryptocurrencies.

The leading web browser company Opera today announced that it has added support for Bitcoin (BTC) and TRON (TRX) crypto currencies in the browser. It will be the first major browser to natively enable transactions in BTC, having been the first to integrate an Ethereum and a crypto wallet in late 2018.

One of the crucial limits to the block-chain-based currency is accessibility. This is especially true for Bitcoin, the first and most popular crypto currency. Purchase and storage can require complicated processes and the need for new software. Opera today has enabled the user to perform transactions in BTC in his Android browser.

As Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto for Opera browsers, put it, "The browser is the ideal candidate for crypto currency integration because it is the gateway to so many things in the user's life. Content, shopping, financial transactions, social media - the ability to upload and download values for all these uses is very powerful. Opera is the only browser with this feature".

Opera first integrated a blockchain in December last year, as announced by Hamel when the Android version was updated to support Ethereum-based distributed apps (DApps) and payments.

At the time, Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin commented: "It's an important step for one of the world's leading browsers to add an Ethereum-based crypto wallet and Dapp Explorer, and speaks for Opera's innovative roots and commitment to using next generation technology.

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