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Opera Browser Adds Payments in Bitcoin for its Android App

Bitcoins are becoming more and more popular, and it was inevitable that browsers will start adding the possibility of payment using the cryptocurrency. Although most people would have thought that Chrome or Safari will be the first browser to make this huge step, it turns out that Opera is the privileged one to do it first.

Since smartphones are gaining more great usage day by day, the Opera web browser has added bitcoin e-commerce and TRON integration only for its Android app.

300 million users got the update

The developers of the Opera browser are claiming that they have 300 million users of the Android app. Therefore, users now have the possibility of making bitcoin payments from a built-in digital wallet and interact with decentralized apps (dapps) on the TRON blockchain.

Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto at Opera, justified the decision very plainly:

“Most people have heard of bitcoin, and thus we saw it as important to support it and make this feature more familiar to a larger group of people.” He further added:

“Bitcoin is a completely different beast that requires its own infrastructure and has a payment-focused usage scenario.”

Opera is one of the oldest web apps

Although it’s not so heavily used in the present as to reach into the top three web navigators, Opera remains one of the oldest and most notorious apps. It was released almost a quarter of a century ago, in 1995. By comparison, its rivals Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari have been launched to the public in 2008, 2002, and 2003, respectively. Therefore, Chrome is the youngest browser but also the most popular. And popularity may not be automatically a clue for sheer good quality, but many tech specialists are claiming that Google’s browser is the best.

Opera is available for Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Linux operating systems, and it has been developed by Opera Software, a Norwegian software company.



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