December 8, 2022


Web3 crypto browser Opera has announced plans to integrate Elrond blockchain services for more than 300 million users. The integration will help Opera users directly access a host of decentralized applications (DApps) and other popular services through a unified Opera wallet.

Elrond (EGLD) is a scalable blockchain network that provides various infrastructure services for DApps, enterprise use cases, and the new Internet economy. Blockchain’s adaptive state sharding makes it one of the fastest and most efficient networks.

With the integration, Opera users will have access to the Elrond Standard Digital Token (ESDT), a native token issuance standard in addition to the native EGLD token, making it a great entry point for Web3. Users can participate without relying on third-party wallets, ensuring seamless transactions and added security.

In an exclusive conversation with Cointelegraph, Opera’s senior product manager Danny Yao said the company is actively pursuing a multi-chain policy, having previously integrated the Ethereum, Bitcoin, Polygon, and BNB chains. He explained:

“Our goal is to be an understandable and secure entry point to Web3 for anyone interested in crypto. This means we have provided a wallet selector feature that allows our users to choose which wallet they want to use to interact with a particular DApp.

Opera Browser offers an integrated non-custodial crypto wallet, creating a convenient entry point for millions of users who can access multiple blockchain ecosystems from this single entry point.

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Speaking about the growing security vulnerabilities within DApps and how Opera is mitigating those risks, Yao explained:

“We have provided a wallet selector feature that allows our users to choose which wallet they want to use to interact with a particular DApp. We also have a secure clipboard, keeping our user data safe as they copy-paste sensitive data like wallet addresses or bank account numbers.”

The Elrond blockchain is one of the first European carbon-negative blockchains, ensuring Opera users have access to eco-friendly solutions. With the growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns in the crypto ecosystem, the partnership between the two Web3 platforms could set a precedent for similar integrations in the future.