Opera lets users easily buy crypto directly from the browser

Thanks to a partnership with cryptocurrency brokerage firm Safello, users in Sweden, Norway and Denmark will be able to easily top up their Ethereum-wallet

Oslo – Today, Opera announced that the first Web 3-ready browser, Opera for Android, will now let people easily buy cryptocurrencies on their mobile phones. The Opera browser for Android now features an integration with Safello’s brokerage for a safe and easy crypto wallet top up.

The integrated solution is available in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

This announcement is a further step in Opera’s strategy to eliminate hurdles associated with the use of crypto. In December of 2018, the Norwegian company introduced the first blockchain-enabled browser, Opera for Android, with a built-in crypto wallet and Dapp explorer.

As an extension of this strategy Opera has partnered with Safello to facilitate crypto wallet top-ups with the ability to purchase Ethereum from within the browser.

Charles Hamel, Product Lead for Crypto at Opera explained how the partnership supported Opera’s long term vision. He said: “We think that the next important phase for crypto will come from usage and that for it to reach wider adoption, it has to be easy to buy and easy to use. We believe that the browser will be the entry point for these use cases. Thanks to our partnership with Safello, we are taking one more step towards this vision.”

From zero to crypto in less than a minute

Safello’s solution verifies users’ identities securely and seamlessly with BankID and NemID. Users also enjoy the convenience of payments with credit and debit cards and transfers over trusted payment networks, such as Swish in Sweden.

For a limited time, users in Sweden will receive a discounted fee of 2.5% from Safello. Users in Norway and Denmark will receive a fee of 5%.

Safello reduces the process of buying cryptocurrency from hours, or even days, to less than a minute.

Safello offers one of Europe’s most trusted online brokerage services. Registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden, the brokerage secures all transactions on its platform to the highest regulatory requirements. Frank Schuil, CEO of Safello, praised the partnership for its potential in accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrencies. He said “With Safello brokerage on the Opera mobile browser for Android, both new and experienced users can now easily transact cryptocurrencies in the most secure and fastest way possible. The functionality to purchase crypto is right at their fingertips.”

To test the new, easy crypto wallet top up in Opera for Android available in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, download the “Opera browser beta” from Google Play store. View video to learn more.

Visit www.opera.com/crypto for even more information.

About Opera

Founded in 1995 in Norway, Opera delivers browsers and AI-driven content delivery solutions to 320 million people worldwide. On December 13, it introduced the first blockchain-ready browser. Opera is listed on Nasdaq under the OPRA ticker symbol.

Opera Media Contact:

Julia Szyndzielorz, Senior PR Manager, Opera julia.szyndzielorz@opera.com

About Safello

Safello is an online cryptocurrency brokerage. Regulated as a financial institution, Safello offers a secure way to buy and sell crypto, in seamless transactions at  industry-leading speeds. Partners integrate Safello’s brokerage solution to their web and mobile applications. Founded in 2013 in Sweden, Safello is driving crypto adoption for users in Europe and beyond, with a safe, efficient and user-friendly platform.

Connect with Safello

Safello Media Contact:

Alp Gürsoy, Novedo Marketing alp@novedomarketing.com

About Opera

Since its founding in 1996, Opera has been a pioneer in shaping the future of the internet. Providing faster and more innovative web browsers, Opera is the everyday browser of choice for more than 320 million people.

Opera Software AS is a privately held company and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway. Follow our news at http://blogs.opera.com/news/.

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