Opera Partners With Coin98 To Expand Web3 Access to Millions in Southeast Asia

Opera Crypto Browser partners with Coin98

As part of the collaboration, Opera will integrate Coin98’s comprehensive range of DeFi products and tap into the platform’s two million-strong community in Southeast Asia

Oslo — Opera Crypto Browser, the company behind the eponymous multi-platform web browser, today announces a partnership with Coin98, a Southeast Asia-based DeFi platform, to bolster Web3 accessibility. 

Following the integration of Coin98, users of Opera’s Crypto Browser will be able to tap into the platform’s range of multichain NFTs, DEXs, cross-chain bridges, and seamless asset swaps, as well as the ability to stake and lend their cryptocurrency portfolios. 

With Southeast Asia famed as an international hotspot for technology — boasting the world’s largest volume of online users at around 2.8 billion — it is no surprise that cryptocurrency has also been warmly welcomed in the region. The region has superseded other continents in volume of retail cryptocurrency investors, with Vietnam positioned as second in the world at 21% of the population. As a result, the SEA region has witnessed an influx of web3  projects from across the globe looking to leverage its progressive pro-blockchain stance. 

Thanh Le, Founder of Coin98, stated: ‘We’re thrilled to be working alongside Opera to boost accessibility to our services in both SEA and across the globe. Having already fostered a community of over 2 million, we can now extend our reach and introduce our services to an international audience.

Opera’s Crypto Browser allows users to easily interact with a wide array of Web3-based services such as decentralized exchanges (DEX) and gaming dapps. It offers a built-in non-custodial crypto wallet, a free VPN, and sidebar support for Telegram and Twitter. 

Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera, said: “We’re thrilled to be joining forces with Coin98, which will provide a frictionless, locally relevant journey for our SEA users into Web3. With over 340 million users worldwide, it is critical that we encourage mainstream adoption by supplying products and services that everyone can use.”