Opera web browser developers have added support for TRON bitcoin payments and cryptocurrencies to their application for Android devices, CoinDesk writes.
From now on, Opera users will be able to make payments in Bitcoin (BTC) directly from the digital wallet built into the application and interact with decentralized applications on the TRON network. According to the company, these features can help attract new holders to its cryptocurrencies from its database of 300 million users.
“Most people heard about Bitcoin, and we decided to add its support, as well as introduce a wider group of users to this function ,” said Charles Hamel, head of cryptocurrency business at Opera.
In July 2018, an Ethereum wallet was added to the Opera app for Android. The company explained this decision by its desire to contribute to the development of Web 3.0 and implement the vision of creating a decentralized Internet of the future on the blockchain. Later, the release of a cryptocurrency- oriented browser for iOS and a desktop version with support for a digital wallet took place.
Hamel claims that Opera applications are already optimized for working with Web 3.0, however, the integration of bitcoin required additional resources due to the differences of the first cryptocurrency.
“Bitcoin is a completely different phenomenon, which requires its own infrastructure and has a payment-oriented application scenario,” he added.
Publication date 10/23/2019
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