Top crypto-friendly internet browser, Opera is planning to introduce Web3 to more than 380 million mobile and desktop users globally by integrating eight major blockchains, including bitcoin and Polygon.
The browsing platform launched the Crypto Browser project in January this year. This project is a Web3-focused initiative that aims to facilitate navigation across decentralised applications (DApp), games and metaverse platforms. To push this initiative forward, Opera collaborated with eight blockchain protocols, including Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos DAO and IXO.
In addition to this development, Opera users would be able to access the Polygon and Solana DApp ecosystems and also experience the benefits of layer 2 DeFi via StarkWare-powered DiversiFi. Furthermore, the latest merge enabled Opera users to access Polygon proof-of-stake (POS) blockchain and Ethereum L2 ecosystem through StarkEx.
The company’s objective behind involving multiple blockchains was to increase Web3’s influence in an environment-friendly manner. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, said: “Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology, and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. Instead, they need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit.”
The announcement also confirmed that the main reason for picking Polygon over the Ethereum blockchain was to provide better solutions with lower gas fees.
Brave Browser Integrates Solana Blockchain
One of Opera’s competitors, Brave browser, introduced Solana blockchain to strengthen its DApps capability in November 2021. The browsing platform made this partnership known on its official Twitter page.
Brendan Eich, CEO and co-founder of Brave, also added that: “With more and more users and creators requiring tools for fast and affordable access to the decentralised Web, this integration will seamlessly pave the way for the next billion crypto users to harness applications and tokens.”
However, Brave has no update concerning the addition of multi-chain support to rival its growing competition.