Opera for desktop now includes a cryptocurrency wallet, after its Android app got one in December; wallet keys and transactions are synced between PC and mobile (Manish Singh/VentureBeat)


Opera has updated its eponymous web browser for the desktop with a crypto-makeover and a number of additional features.

The Norway-headquartered browser maker has also launched a marketing campaign to cash in on the EU regulatory order that requires Google to give Android users in Europe more options to choose their preferred browser.

Dubbed Reborn 3, the latest version of Opera for Windows, macOS, and Linux includes a native cryptocurrency wallet, which follows Opera’s Android app getting this feature in December. The wallet keys and transactions are synced between the desktop and mobile browsers, with the latter also serving as a way for the user to authenticate their identity, the company said.

Jan Standal, VP of marketing at Opera, confirmed to VentureBeat that the company plans to bring the feature to the Opera iOS app soon.

Currently supporting Ethereum only, Opera is the first of the mainstream browsers to pack a native crypto wallet. Standal said the feature has been “well received” by users so far, though he declined to share any figures or say whether Opera intends to add support for more cryptocurrencies in the future.

Additionally, Opera is speeding up the free VPN feature, after adding this feature

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