In February 2019, Bitcoin settled on the Gboard app in the iOS devices. Well, it took around two weeks to create yet another crypto-surprise for Apple users. Opera, one of the major web browsers, has declared the launch of Opera Touch for iOS devices, as stated in an official press release.
What is Opera Touch, you ask?
Opera Touch is a Web 3 browser armed with an inbuilt crypto wallet for Ethereum (ETH), and supports virtual interactions with Decentralized mobile Applications, or DApps in short. It was in December 2018 when Opera launched its “Web 3-ready” browser for Android users. The successful integration of Opera’s crypto-wallet, CryptoKitty, as well as the DApp explorer for Android encouraged Opera to take their Web 3 browser to the next level — making it iOS-compatible. Though the launch date of Opera Touch for Apple has not yet been announced, the press release stated that users can register through their site for the app trial.
So, how did all this begin?
Earlier in February, Opera upgraded their browser Opera Touch for their users in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to buy Ethereum on the Android platform. Made possible via a partnership between Opera and Safello, this new service opened up new avenues for cryptocurrency on the smartphone. As per Opera’s partnership details, Safello is a brokerage firm registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority, Sweden. With the success of the CryptoKitty (yes, that is the term for the Opera crypto-wallet), the thinkers and makers at Opera have decided to bring the same feature to iOS users. With a web browser that allows smooth Ethereum transactions, who wouldn’t want to try out this new service? Cryptocurrency is in the air, after all.
Well, the bottom line is this — the internet is like an ever-expanding web (pun unintended) of ideas and innovations, and it is indeed unlikely to see cryptocurrency meandering its way on our smartphone screens.
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