Opera to Integrate Elrond Protocol in Web3.0 Push

Godfrey Benjamin   Sep 23, 2022 02:45 2 Min Read

Popular web browser Opera has announced its plans to integrate the Elrond Protocol as it continues to explore new ways to stir its user's embrace of Web3.0.


In an announcement shared by Elrond, the partnership will see more than 300 million users from the Opera platform gain easy access to the Elrond protocol. The Opera users will be able to buy Elrond's native assets, including the EGLD token, as well as access more DApps and smart contracts hosted on the network.

"Elrond's novel approach to consensus and sharding algorithms allows it to achieve remarkable performance while using the least amount of energy possible and without overly relying on high-end hardware," said Beniamin Mincu, Elrond Network CEO, "We're excited to be tapping into Opera's vast userbase to offer them cheaper, faster transactions as well as access to Elrond's burgeoning dApp ecosystem." 

Opera has always been very big on crypto innovations and currently runs a non-custodial wallet service that hosts mainstream protocols like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) among others. The Elrond integration will broaden the platform's crypto engagement, further solidifying its reach as a browser with one of the most robust ecosystems for digital currencies.

"The seamless integration of Elrond further expands the wide array of crypto-centric services available to Opera Crypto Browser users. Such interoperability is becoming increasingly important for any project aiming to embrace Web3, and we are excited to have another blockchain partner join us on our mission to accelerate the evolution of the internet," said Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera.

Besides Opera, competitors, including Brave Browser and Mozilla Firefox, also have customized crypto engagements.

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