Opera (OPRA), a browser built on the Blink engine and growing competitor of Google Chrome, announced this week that it has partnered with Ledger Capital, a blockchain and cryptocurrency research and investment firm, to explore the development of decentralized applications (dApps) for the Opera browser platform.
According to the announcement, Opera plans to develop an array of applications on top of the Ethereum blockchain, which the company ultimately sees as a crypto adoption driver for the browser’s more than 300 million users worldwide.
While it is unclear what applications the companies will pursue, Opera does note that the joint effort will explore “use-cases of the blockchain technology as well as growth opportunities that could be applied to Opera products.”
In expressing his excitement over working with Opera, Ding’An Fei, managing partner at Ledger Capital said, “Opera has already taken the lead among the major browsers, with the integration of the innovative crypto wallet and investments from other leading crypto companies like Bitmain. We are looking forward to exploring the next steps in how Opera will leverage its massive ecosystem and technical competencies to create exponential value for its user base and the greater blockchain space.”
Opera is building out its blockchain ecosystem across both its mobile and desktop platforms. The combination enables Opera users to securely store and access their crypto without the need of any additional downloads or extensions. This can be done simply by connecting the Opera PC browser with the Opera mobile browser via a QR code, which ultimately enables users to safely store all sensitive passphrases on their mobile devices.
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