Oslo, Norway and Zug, Switzerland – Opera, the world’s first browser with web3 support and a built-in crypto wallet, is joining forces with Solana Labs to integrate the blockchain and support Solana dApps in the first quarter of 2022.
Opera has been providing web3 support and a built-in crypto wallet in its browsers both on mobile and desktop since 2018.
It has been Opera’s vision to remove the hurdles associated with using web3 and crypto in order to make it more appealing and usable by a wider audience. The company removed the first hurdle by making access to web3 a seamless experience, available directly in the browser.
As the interest in web3 and DeFi grows, Opera is taking the next steps to integrate faster blockchains with lower transaction costs amid a growing community of developers and users.
The Solana blockchain brings fast, low-fee transactions that will help onboard more people to web3 and DeFI. Opera will bring direct access to Solana to its hundreds of millions of users, Solana will first be integrated into Opera for Android.
Solana allows for lightning-fast finality and very low transaction fees of $0.00025. Solana also boasts a growing ecosystem of dApps including Serum, Raydium, Metaplex, Orca, Audius, and more.
“Solana has the goal of onboarding one billion people to crypto. That’s a goal we share. No other browser company has been at the forefront of web3 as early on as Opera. We are thrilled to be collaborating moving forward,” said Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera.
“The path to 1 billion users can’t be built by just two or three platforms.” Said Austin Federa, “This integration will give tens of millions of new users even more choices of how to connect to Solana, and work to keep the dream of the open web alive and well. The mobile web3 revolution has barely just begun, and Opera is helping lead the way. ”
The Opera browser for Android can be downloaded here, it supports web3 with Ethereum, Bitcoin, TRON, Celo supported in its wallet.
Opera is a global web innovator with an engaged and growing base of hundreds of millions of monthly active users who seek a better internet experience. Building on over 25 years of innovation that started with browser products, Opera is now leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base in order to expand its business into new segments. Today, Opera offers users around the world a range of products and services that include PC and mobile browsers, the newsreader Opera News, and apps dedicated to gaming, e-commerce and classifieds.
In 2018, Opera introduced the first browser with a built-in crypto wallet and web3 support. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA). https://opera.com
Solana is a global state machine, and the most performant blockchain in the world. It gives developers the confidence to build for the long term by delivering predictable scaling without compromising security or composability. Solana’s performance is driven by a single global state, which is capable of processing tens of thousands of smart contracts at once, and by Proof of History, a distributed clock that unlocks low-latency, sub-second finality across the global state. To learn more, please visit https://solana.com/.