Opera, the company behind the popular multi-platform web browser, just revealed that its "Crypto Browser" project now has iOS functionality.
Opera issued a press release on April 14 saying that "Web 3 is gaining momentum with a record 34 thousand developers joining the space in 2021 to work on an increasing number of dApps."
"The Web3-experience for consumers has, however, been far from intuitive and typically not designed for iOS users," according to the company.
Opera's Crypto Browser — "a dedicated web3 browser with a built-in non-custodial crypto wallet" — is "primed to push adoption and ease of use up a notch" with the addition of iOS support.
According to the press release, the iOS release of Opera Crypto Browser "follows the earlier January beta release on Mac, Windows, and Android," and the project's goal is to provide "a streamlined user experience across decentralized software (dapps), games, and metaverse platforms."
Moreover, the company says that users of the Opera Crypto Browser Project get access to an integrated non-custodial Crypto Wallet that supports the Ethereum, Polygon, and Celo blockchain ecosystems, with further blockchain integration planned.
Furthermore, a non-custodial crypto wallet with the ability to buy crypto with fiat, send, receive, and swap tokens from any supported blockchain, as well as seamless and direct access to decentralized exchanges, Web3-based NFTs, and gaming Dapps. This includes over 7,000 Polygon-based services – are among the browser's key features.
Aside from this, the team notes,
“The browser on iOS also boasts the ability to restore any Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) compatible Wallet with the native Opera Wallet, allowing users to integrate their existing assets and balances into their Crypto Browser setup.”
To continue, Opera adds that the browser was also created to help with cryptocurrency's growing pains.
As the popularity of Web3 grows, users and developers are turning to more efficient and environmentally friendly PoS and Layer 2 chains, which enable cheaper transactions and require far less energy than PoW blockchains.
Opera has cooperated with Polygon to address this issue, and will be incorporating more PoS chains in the future.