Opera is currently facing fierce competition from Brave, a browser seeking to leave a huge mark in the crypto industry as it also plans to support Solana.
Opera, the first mobile browser, has announced a new partnership with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions of users to Web3, to ensure that its Web3-ready browser and in-built crypto wallet on Android are integrated into the Polygon blockchain. This will ensure that opera users access about 3000 dApps on the Polygon network.
This integration is expected to take effect from the first quarter of 2022 and will see users making transactions in the Polygon native currency called MATIC. This is said to be in line with Opera’s strategy to eliminate hurdles like passwords associated with the use of crypto. Polygon is known to be fast, scalable, and has a very low fee making it a very popular layer 2 Ethereum scaling solution among developers and users with the rising gas fee of Ethereum.
According to Jorgen Arnesen, Opera EVP Mobile, the integration will remove challenges crypto enthusiasts are facing. “Our cooperation with Polygon will allow us to remove the biggest challenge that crypto-enthusiasts are now facing: high gas fees and slow transaction speeds. We are thrilled to give access to Polygon dApps and the MATIC token seamlessly and directly in our mobile browser,” he said.
Outside of Ethereum, Polygon hosts more games and NFT dApps than any other chain. Also, the rich array of Ethereum Web3 dApp would be connected with the opera users. As of now, Opera’s non-custodial crypto wallet supports the Ethereum Web3 API, which means users can seamlessly interact with these dApps.
Arjun Kalsy, VP of the growth of polygon has also lauded the partnership. “With this integration, Opera’s hundreds of millions monthly active users will be able to experience Polygon’s thriving app ecosystem and best in class Web3 technology. Polygon started with the dream of enabling mass adoption of blockchain technology and we are delighted to work with partners aligned with the same vision, ” he said.
From next year, the Polygon bluechip dApp including Aave, Balancer, Curve, Sushiswap, and Kyber would be accessible to Opera users. Also, they would be able to access NFT platforms and blockchain games like Sandbox, Decentraland, Opensea, Somnium space, and Decentral games.
Just recently, Opera announced a partnership with Solana to ensure that its browser users get access to the Solana dApps. This makes Opera the first browser to support Solana-based Apps.
Opera is currently facing fierce competition from Brave, a browser seeking to leave a huge mark in the crypto industry as it also plans to support Solana next year. Opera has been building browser products for 25 years as a global web innovator. It is now leveraging its brand and users to broaden its business into a new segment.