Opera to Launch Its Crypto Wallet on Desktops, Introducing Biometric Verification

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    The company to launch its wallet on desktops and offer Ethereum payments

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In July 2018, the team of developers that created the world-famous Opera released an Ethereum wallet compatible with the Android-based browser. It lets you use your ETH storage software without having to install any extra extension. It works on the Web3 API by Ethereum.

Opera upgrade

On Aug. 8, the company posted data about an add-on to the existing browser. It will enable users to make ETH payments through the Opera browser on Windows-using devices. This is going to be achieved by means of integrating the browser with an Android ETH wallet.

Now users of Android-based phones and computers with Windows OS will be able to quickly and securely produce ETH payments. The security intends to be achieved by using biometric confirmation– i.e. operations will be confirmed with fingerprints.

As soon as users start utilizing this option boldly, Opera may well add other crypto coins to its new wallet and payment system. Besides, in the near future, the company intends to integrate its platform with iOS and Mac devices.

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The desktop wallet

One more upgrade that Opera plans to introduce is the release of the desktop version of its crypto wallet. It will not require you to install any additional extension or plugin. The synchronization with a smartphone will start as soon as you scan the QR-code.

All the security details, like private keys and passwords, will be stored on the smartphone.

The Opera’s user-base counts around 322 mln people. With all the abovementioned innovations implemented the browser may turn into a hub for crypto coin owners.

Presently, the wallet can store ETH, ERC20 tokens and ERC-721 collectibles. More electronic coins will be added later on.

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About the author

Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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