In early August of this year, Opera first declared it would be building a built-in crypto wallet for its desktop browser, and “Labs” is today launched and also available for private beta testers of Opera for Android. “Labs” is a notable edition of its desktop web browser having built-in crypto wallet service, based on an exclusive blog post shared with Cointelegraph Monday, September 24.
The latest edition will allow users to authenticate Web 3.0 and decentralized application (DApp) transactions, on their computer itself, though using an Android phone. So that, “Labs” is absolutely cross-compatible with the mobile crypto wallet that Opera initially introduced, which was part of its beta Opera for Android in July earlier this year.
With this initiative, Opera has made it sure for users that it is not necessary any more to setup a new wallet so that, they can continue to securely store their wallet keys on the hardware of their phone. The connected mobile-desktop system will be gaining the benefit of the phone’s system lock to secure transactions with the help of fingerprint confirmations for both token transfers as well as DApp interactions.
Amid this, as far as concerned to the mobile app, the desktop client backs digital collectibles, and other non-fungible digital “things,” like CryptoKitties or baseball cards. With that users have been able to send directly between Opera crypto wallets as of September 7.
HTC, a huge name in the electronics world stated that they are planning to launch a smartphone, the HTC Exodus, that is going to provide CryptoKitties and cryptocurrency wallet later in 2018. They announced this in July.
As we reported above, Opera’s interoperable mobile-desktop wallet functions on facilitating users to connect their desktop browser to their current crypto wallet-enabled mobile app just by scanning a QR code. It’s the same system that Opera has been using to synchronize desktop-mobile apps for some years. WhatsApp web client is the best example of this.
Opera’s web and mobile browsers are remarkably involved in anti-cryptojacking software as of January this year. Additionally, in August, web browser Firefox stated that it would be blocking cryptojacking malware in future versions of its web browser as well.
It seems like all the massive tech companies are excitingly gearing up for crypto and blockchain technology !!