Opera Crypto Browser is now available on iPhones and iPads

Opera on Friday released a beta version of its Web3 browser with an integrated crypto wallet for iOS devices, iPhone and iPad. Opera’s Crypto Browser has been available to Mac and Windows desktop users and Android mobile device users since January. The mobile version is the latest step in his Crypto Browser Project, a Web3-focused initiative to facilitate navigation across decentralized applications (DApp), games, and metaverse platforms.

According to the company, its main functions include the Opera wallet with support for the Ethereum, Polygon and Celo ecosystems for buying, selling and transferring tokens. Users can also restore any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible wallet with the native Opera wallet, integrating their existing assets and balances.

On the browser’s homepage, users can see the latest top NFT sales and a news aggregator called “Crypto Corner” with live updates on crypto asset prices and gas fees, as well as airdrops and even suggested educational resources.

The default Opera Crypto Browser home page.

The company also said the browser comes with cryptocurrency mining protection that blocks “cryptojacking” scripts that could affect the performance of an iPhone or iPad device. Other security features include a native ad and tracker blocker, a pop-up blocker, and an intuitive cookie dialog blocker.

According to Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, Crypto Browser is targeting the growing interest in Web3, whether from experienced crypto users or newbies.

“The Opera Crypto Browser Project was designed to simplify the Web3 user experience that has often been confusing for mainstream users. Opera believes that in order to reach its full potential and mass adoption, Web3 must be easy to use.”

In addition, the browser company added support for eight major blockchain ecosystems – Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network and IXO. Opera said it plans to add more proof-of-stake chains in the future.

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Recently, Opera partnered with Yat, a platform that allows the creation of emoji-based web addresses, or URLs. Opera’s “emojification” allows users to browse the web through its platform by typing certified yats or a series of emojis into the URL bar instead of letters and words.