Opera has teamed up Ledger Capital in order to look at potential blockchain uses.
The web browser announced the news in a press release:
“The two companies are planning to explore further applications and use-cases of the blockchain technology as well as growth opportunities that could be applied to Opera products.”
Opera is one of the more well-used web browsers operating on Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. The company has a particular focus on integrated AI-driven digital content research. Owing to this, the partnership with Ledger Capital, a firm which deals with blockchain and cryptocurrency trading, research, seems a good fit for this field of blockchain exploration.
Ding’an Fei, a Managing Partner at Ledger Capital, commented on the news:
“We are excited to work with an innovator and industry leader like Opera. Opera has already taken the lead among the major browsers, with the integration of the innovative crypto wallet and investments from other leading crypto companies like Bitmain. We are looking forward to exploring the next steps in how Opera will leverage its massive ecosystem and technical competencies to create exponential value for its user base and the greater blockchain space ”.
As reported in July of this year, Opera stands as the first major browser to develop and launch a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Earlier this year, the browser also made the move to add cryptocurrency mining protection as a standard feature across all its mobile browsing platforms.
Opera has been using cryptocurrency for the last year and a half, according to the press release. Charles Hamel, the Product Lead of the company’s crypto wallet stated:
“Having a crypto wallet in the browser brings the cash experience to the world of online payments. Paying with the crypto wallet is like sending digital cash straight from your phone, and we’ve just made it easier. This opens up new possibilities for merchants and content creators alike.”