Opera has announced it plans to add support for NEAR Protocol to its native cryptocurrency wallet called Opera Touch. The company said in a press release that the integration will allow users to send transactions 1000+ times cheaper than on the Ethereum network.
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Particularly, users will be able to transact assets based on NEAR directly within the Opera browser with the help of NEAR's permissionless Rainbow Bridge that supports transferring ERC-20 and ERC-712 tokens.
"NEAR will become another Key Layer 1 blockchain to be incorporated into the Opera browser, making Opera’s non-custodial wallet truly multi-chain," the company said.
The company says NEAR is scheduled to be available in Opera's browser for Android in the foreseeable future. It remains unclear if and when Opera plans to add the same support for iOS devices. In March last year, Opera became the world's first browser to introduce Web 3 capabilities and a built-in crypto wallet across its mobile and computer browsers.
Thanks to the partnership with Unstoppable Domains, a blockchain naming system built on the Ethereum blockchain, Opera users got the tool to access the cloudless, decentralized web of the future through IPFS-protocol support.
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