Opera integrates MultiversX blockchain (formerly Elrond)

abdelaziz Fathi

Web browser Opera has integrated MultiversX, formerly known as Elrond, across both mobile and desktop platforms. This milestone aims to simplify user onboarding, facilitate widespread adoption, and offer users a new way to engage with the expanding ecosystem of metaverse-focused blockchain MultiversX.

Through this collaboration, Opera users will have the opportunity to explore the decentralized internet with the MultiversX network seamlessly integrated into the browser’s interface.

The integration combines the full range of functionalities offered by MultiversX with the user-friendly nature and wide accessibility of web browsing. Specifically, Opera users will be able transact using MultiversX’s native tokens, EGLD or ESDT, and connect with relevant non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

Furthermore, users can directly access decentralized applications (dApps) from within their browser and create additional MultiversX addresses using the same recovery phrase, expanding their options for managing multiple wallets.

The collaboration will extend to both the desktop and Android versions of the Opera browser, allowing users across multiple platforms to experience the benefits of the MultiversX ecosystem. The Android configuration offers exclusive features such as dedicated wallpapers, speed dials for quick access to essential MultiversX sites, and Web3 functionalities.

“There’s an undeniable advantage in creating a clear and easy pathway to the Web3 world within the quintessential Web2 portal, the browser. This can act as a powerful catalyst for wider adoption and exploration of the MultiversX blockchain ecosystem, while also providing a smooth and intuitive experience for existing users. We’re excited to be at the forefront of this significant shift, alongside Opera.” said Beniamin Mincu, MultiversX CEO.

MultiversX has been making strides with its mission to enhance the interoperability of Web3. In February, it unveiled xPortal, a Web3 “super app” designed to provide users with a centralized platform to access decentralized applications and metaverses. The app, available on Android and iOS, offers a range of functionalities such as secure messaging with end-to-end encryption and a gateway to Web3 applications and metaverse encounters.

This mobile application brings together key elements of digital finance, artificial intelligence (AI) avatars, and chat functionality in a convenient interface to simplify the onboarding process for newcomers to the Web3 ecosystem. Furthermore, MultiversX has recently forged a partnership with Tencent, a leading Chinese technology company known for its widely-used messaging app, WeChat.

Opera was the first ever full-fledged browser to adopt cryptocurrencies. In 2018, the Norwegian company launched the world’s first internet browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet with its Android mobile application.

Opera’s so-called ‘Web 3-Ready’ browser is an umbrella for its set of cryptocurrency and blockchain products, and it already has a built-in crypto wallet for Android and iOS which supports Ethereum and dApps interactions.

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