Opera Browser Integrates Elrond Blockchain Services to Boost Web3 Adoption

Web3 crypto browser Opera has announced plans to integrate Elrond blockchain services for more than 300 million users. The integration helps Opera users access decentralized applications (DApps) and other popular services through an integrated Opera wallet.

Elrond (EGLD) is a scalable blockchain network that provides a variety of infrastructure services for Dapps, enterprise use cases, and the new Internet economy. Blockchain’s adaptive nature makes sharding one of the fastest and most efficient networks.

With the integration, Opera users will be able to use the Elrond Standard Digital Token (ESDT), a native tokenization standard, in addition to native EGLD tokens, making it a great entry point for Web3. Users can participate without relying on third-party wallets, ensuring seamless transactions and added security.

Danny Yao, senior product manager at Opera, said in an exclusive interview with Cointelegraph that the company has already integrated Ethereum, Bitcoin, Polygon and BNB Chain and is actively pursuing a multi-chain policy. He explained.

“Our goal is to be an understandable and secure entry point to Web3 for anyone looking for it. This means we’ve introduced a wallet selection feature that allows our users to choose which wallet they want to use to connect to a specific DApp.”

Opera Browser offers an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet, making it a convenient gateway for millions of users who can access multiple blockchain ecosystems from a single entry point.

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Speaking about the growing security vulnerabilities among DApps and how Opera is mitigating those risks, Yao explained:

We provide a wallet selector that allows our users to choose which wallet they want to use to connect to a specific DApp. We have a secure clipboard that protects our users’ data when copying sensitive information such as wallet addresses or bank account numbers.

The Elrond blockchain is one of the first European carbon-negative blockchains, ensuring that Opera users can access environmentally friendly solutions. With a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns in the crypto ecosystem, the partnership between the two Web3 platforms could be an example of similar mergers in the future.