Web3 browser Opera confirmed plans to integrate layer-1 blockchain solution Elrond to its web and mobile browser for more than 300 million users.
The integration will help users directly access the blockchain’s decentralized applications (dApps) and other services through the integrated Opera Wallet.
Elrond is a highly scalable and fast carbon-negative blockchain protocol focused on dApps and enterprise use cases. It tackles the speed challenge in other blockchains by processing parallel transactions using adaptive state sharding.
“The synergy between Elrond and Opera is truly unique. As our technology brings radical improvements in performance and user experience, critical for the next wave of mass adoption, we are a natural fit for Opera’s efforts to support the proliferation of blockchain-based technologies,” said Elrond CEO Beniamin Mincu.
With this integration, Elrond’s ecosystem and tokens will become much more accessible. According to a press release, Opera will provide access to Elrond Standard Digital Token (ESDT), a solution that issues custom tokens without the need for additional contracts such as ERC20, and the native EGLD tokens.
Opera believes bringing down entry barriers with easy access is the key to expansion and mass adoption of web3.
Betting on Web3
In January, Opera, well-known for its web2 browser, launched the web3-focused Opera Crypto browser, with the ambition of seamless web3 integration, along with enhanced privacy and security.
Since then, the Norwegian browser company has added support for eight blockchains, which include the likes of Solana and Polygon.
Opera isn’t the only one working on a web3-focused browser. Other firms such as Brave and Osiris are betting big on the hopes of a web3 explosion.
Crypto browsers generally have an inbuilt wallet and focus on making it easier for users to interact with DeFi and on-chain ecosystems. Hence, these browsers constantly work on signing up with new blockchain protocols.