The Opera browser app has partnered with Wyre, an e-payments startup, to expand the crypto buying power of its built-in wallet. The partnership brings the functionality of Apple Pay to iOS and Android debit card integration, the Norwegian web developer announced Tuesday.
The deal, which primarily caters to US mobile crypto buyers, lets users buy up to $250 in bitcoin or ether daily for a fee of 30 cents plus a transaction commission of 2.9 percent, Opera’s Head of Crypto Charles Hamel said.
That’s not a very high ceiling, Hame said, but it’s meant to appeal to dapp developers and everyday users, not investors and speculators looking to move well beyond $250 a day in crypto.
“As our browser-based wallet is focused around the usage of cryptocurrencies on the web and using dApps, we expect the vast majority of transactions will not hit that limit,” he said.
Opera to Become Go-to Browser
It’s part of the larger, long-term mission of Opera: to become the Web 3.0 go-to browser. The browser has already taken steps towards that goal by adding TRON support, a desktop version compatible with ethereum dapp, crypto mining protective layers, and a wealth of other built-in blockchain features that other leading browsers only offer through third-party extensions.
Opera has already been backing bitcoin payments through its native wallet.
On – the-go fiat on-ramps make interacting with blockchain projects even simpler for the dapp-using community at Opera, Hamel said. He has claimed his 30-second settlement transaction time, as Wyre has custody over all the sold crypto-assets. These features had previously been rolled out by Opera in her native Scandinavia. In other countries, it plans to introduce more crypto-payment options “soon,” according to the press release.
Cryptolydian reported earlier that, Brave, a cryptocurrency-powered internet browser, has filed a lawsuit accusing Google of running an “internal data-free-for-all” in breach of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).