Opera adds new features to send collectibles, track transactions from its crypto wallet
Popular web browser Opera announced that users can now send crypto-collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from the browser’s crypto wallet. Earlier, users would have to resort to a digital marketplace to trade such collectibles with other individuals.
Now, according to a post on Opera’s official blog, the browser now allows users to send crypto-collectibles as easily as sending money via Venmo in the U.S.
“We feel this makes them more tangible from a user’s perspective,” the browser said in a statement.
Opera will now notify users on status of transactions
Additionally, the company announced that it was adding another new feature to the crypto wallet, which would alert users about the progress and completion of their transactions.
According to the browser, a usability issue faced by many in blockchains and wallets is the fact that transactions are not instant. This means that users tend to remain unaware of what is happening between the time they make a transaction and before it is completed.
The new feature would enable the browser to track users’ transactions and notify them about their status. The feature will also alert users when they receive a payment, a token or a collectible.
“…both our updates are significant improvements that make using crypto-collectibles both easier and more fun, which might speed up the adoption by a larger audience in the future,” Opera added in its blog post.
Opera making waves with its crypto wallet
Opera on Friday announced that it was expanding the private beta to a wider audience.
In July, Opera had launched a new version of its browser with an in-built crypto wallet. The version, which supports Ethereum Web 3.0, made Opera the first major browser to introduce a built-in crypto wallet.
The version was launched in private beta, meaning that users were invited to test the new functionality and send feedback to the Norwegian browser.
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