Sept 30, 2021 — Opera, the world’s first browser with Web 3 capabilities and a built-in crypto wallet, today announced plans to provide millions of Opera mobile users worldwide with access to the Cosmos Internet of blockchains, for sustainable and regenerative digital finance.
This initiative is being spearheaded by ixo, an open-source software foundation which is using Cosmos blockchain technologies to build the global Internet of Impact. Together with the Interchain Foundation, the ixo team is leading the Interchain Earth Program, with a mission to empower people everywhere with access to decentralised digital technologies for creating sustainable economies that enable communities to prosper, regenerate the planet, and respond to the climate crisis.
“We now have the historic opportunity and the technological means to create a global financial system which is citizen-centric and sustainable. Millions of people already use the Opera mobile browser to access the Internet. Together with Opera, we are making it easy for anyone with a mobile phone to access powerful new trusted Internet technologies and innovations such as tokenized community currencies that are already changing people’s lives and transforming local economies around the world,” said Dr.Shaun Conway – President of the ixo Foundation.
Cosmos is a vibrant and fast-growing ecosystem of more than 200 interconnected sovereign blockchain networks, which offer decentralised finance (DeFi) applications and Web 3 services. The revolutionary Inter-blockchain Communication (IBC) Protocol, innovated by the Interchain Foundation, enables these networks to interconnect into an Internet of blockchains, with bridges to networks such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. Each network joining this new Internet adds exponential market and economic growth potential, through network effects. Cosmos has the potential to become the leading sustainable and regenerative digital finance ecosystem.
“By integrating the IXO blockchain ecosystem into our mobile browser, we see the enormous potential to create Internet-scale access to decentralised finance and new tokenized economies,” said Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera.
Founded in 1995 in Norway, Opera delivers browsers and AI-driven digital content discovery solutions to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The company remains one of the most innovative browser creators in the world. In 2018, Opera became the first major browser to include a native crypto wallet and Web 3 support and has continued to pursue blockchain initiatives through its wholly owned subsidiary Blueboard. Opera is listed on Nasdaq under the OPRA ticker symbol. For more information see: www.opera.com, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Opera
Ixo has since 2017 been leading development of an Internet of Impact,through which sustainable Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and impact verification applications can be deployed and made accessible at Internet scale.
The Internet of Impact is formed by interconnecting globally and locally distributed blockchain networks that implement the ixo protocol. It enables an open standard for producing verifiable claims about changes in the state of the world, which are the basis for impact creators to mint non-fungible (NFT) Impact Tokens. The Tokenized Impact Economy, with assets such as tokenized Carbon Credits, has the potential to fundamentally transform how markets for capital, goods and services will operate over the years to come. For more information see: https://ixo.world, Twitter: https://twitter.com/ixoworld