Opera to Integrate 8 Blockchains to Crypto Browser

  • Support for Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, and IXO has already been added to Opera’s Android app, and will soon arrive to its desktop version.
  • The move is part of Opera’s Web3-focused initiative called the “Crypto Browser Project”, which was launched in beta earlier this year.


Major internet browser Opera will soon add support for eight different blockchains to its built-in crypto wallet, furthering its mission to remain chain agnostic, the company said in a blog post on 30 March.

According to the announcement, the browser company has decided to add support for Bitcoin (BTC), Solana (SOL), Polygon (MATIC), StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, and IXO. These blockchains have already been made available on Opera’s Android app, while its desktop version supports only Polygon for now. While the company has plans to add support for the rest in the near future, it gave no timeline for its iOS app. Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera, said in a statement:

“Ever since we started in the Web3 space in 2018, we’ve been sealing partnerships with the most popular and cutting edge blockchains and web3 domain name providers in order to accelerate crypto’s evolution from proof of concept towards mass adoption. Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. They need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit.”

Adding support for multiple blockchains is part of Opera’s Web3-focused initiative called the “Crypto Browser Project”, the beta of which was launched back in January. The new browser was designed to improve the use experience when browsing decentralized apps, games, and metaverse platforms by offering direct access to Web3 services. Today’s move will give users more opportunities to interact with different decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystems, including layer 2 chains.

Solana is not the only crypto-friendly browser to offer users easy access to Web3. Back in November, Opera’s competitor browser Brave announced a Solana blockchain integration to strengthen its dApps capabilities. A month later the company also launched a beta version of its built-in crypto wallet, providing users with a “high-performance and highly secure crypto wallet across all their devices”.

Related Coverage
Opera’s Crypto Browser to Integrate Elrond Blockchain
  • The more than 300 million users of the Opera web browser will soon have direct access to Elrond’s rich ecosystem of dApps and popular web3 services.
  • While Opera’s crypto-focused browser was released back in January, it has already added support for multiple blockchains, including Ethereum, Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, and more.
September 22, 2022, 11:17 AM


CoinFund Reveales $300M Web3 Venture Fund
  • “Venture I” will support early-stage web3 project, with a focus on layer 1 blockchains, NFT, gaming, asset management, and web3 infrastructure.
  • CoinFund will mainly invest in projects it has not backed before, with investments ranging from $6 million to $10 million per project.
Dubai Adopts New Metaverse Strategy
  • Introduced by crown prince Sheikh Hamdan, the new strategy hopes to attract more than 1,000 blockchain and metaverse projects, and support 40,000 virtual jobs by 2030.
  • Sheikh Hamdan pointed out that the “two key enablers of the metaverse”, virtual reality and augmented reality, have already created 6,700 jobs in the area, contributing $500 million to the UAE economy.