Opera wants to launch another mobile application for iOS and it will feature a cryptocurrency wallet. For Android users, that may be nothing new given that the Web 3.0 browser was released in December 2018. However, due to the high demand from the Ethereum community, users of iOS devices will also get the same feature, according to Opera’s announcement on March 5.
Opera Touch to Be Launched for iOS Devices
Per the press release, Opera Touch for iOS with Web 3 browsing functionalities will be the next web browser from the U.S. based company which was founded in 1995. The application will feature a cryptocurrency wallet for storing Ethereum. But this time around, it will be targeted at users of iOS devices such as the iPhone.
According to Opera, the move to launch the application is as a result of people’s demand for an app with the same seamless browsing experience of Web 3 for Android. They also pointed out that their users have come to love the app’s performance and as such, requests were made for the same feature on the iPhone.
Features of Opera Touch Web-3 Ready
Some of the features of Opera Touch include support for Ethereum decentralized apps. It also features a private mode in order to enable users to browse without leaving footprints on the application. There’s also a cookie dialog blocker which removes cookies prompts that may delay them from accessing content on a web page.
Consequently, people can apply to test the Opera Touch even before its launch. In line with that, an exclusive invitation will be sent to applicants who are willing to pilot the crypto wallet and dApp explorer on iOS.
Opera Launched Web-3 Ready Application for Android
Opera also made reference to the launch of its Web 3 application for Android. The latter allows Ethereum and other cryptocurrencies that are based on the ERC20 protocol to be stored. Likewise, the platform on February 6 announced that users in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark can buy cryptocurrency from their mobile app, thanks to its collaboration with Safello, a cryptocurrency brokerage firm.
While making remarks on the launch of these apps, Opera noted that it was in a bid to encourage the adoption of the Web-3 ready application. It is also aimed at fostering the adoption of virtual currencies across the world. They noted that cryptocurrency enthusiasts had to make do with other applications to store their funds and these are apps which do not have browsing capability. There were also certain levels of difficulties in setting up such wallets.