The infamous Opera Browser has released the new update called Touch Browser. This update integrates Blockchain wallets as Ehtereum Web3 integration.
Joseph Lubin, on of the co-founders of Ethereum, teased other browsers on twitter to “upgrade” their selves into this new interface.
The blockchain-ready Opera Touch browser for iOS is available for download starting today. This follows Opera’s addition of Crypto Wallet support on Android and PC. Means that Opera is now Web 3—ready across all major platforms.
Opera Touch for iOS with Crypto Wallet supports the Ethereum Web3 API; making interacting with dApps seamless, without the need for browser extensions.
Web 3: The internet of value
Web 3 is an umbrella term for a set of emerging technologies intersecting cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed systems that, together, extend the capabilities of the Web we all use today in meaningful ways, allowing for example direct peer-to-peer payments between users and websites.
We believe that the Web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow (Web 3). With built-in Crypto Wallet, the browser has the potential to renew and extend its important role as a tool to access information, make transactions online and manage users’ online identities in a way that gives them more control.
Bringing cryptocurrencies and Web 3 to the mainstream
Web 3 still faces many challenges before it can reach wider adoption. These barriers range from users’ understanding of new terminology, to difficulties in acquiring cryptocurrency and complicated installation procedures.
To give you an idea about how quickly progress is happening: before Opera entered the cryptocurrency scene almost a year ago, using cryptocurrencies online and accessing Web 3 required special apps or extensions, which made it difficult for people to even try it out. Our browsers remove that friction.