One of the most popular web browsing applications, Opera, has recently decided to extend support for wider Web3 support for its users. With the latest extensions, the Opera browser can now support up to 8 blockchain networks. The latest blockchain products to join the list of the supported network on Opera are both layer-2 solutions.
The first network to cut is the Polygon network. Meanwhile, the other solution is the Solana network which has started to attract a considerable amount of support from people around the globe. The recent breakout of browsers into cryptocurrencies has been enticed by the Brave browser that set the trend. Opera is estimated to have around 300 million users around the globe.
The official blog of Opera browser published the news about the latest development with its blockchain support program. The blog also revealed that the Polygon network was added to allow users to take advantage of its cheaper transaction fees. With the Polygon network, the users will also be able to access the decentralization feasibility of the Ethereum network.
The blog also added support for more layer-2 blockchain solutions like StarkEx, IXO, Bitcoin, Solana, and Polygon. The blog claimed that all of these layer-2 solutions were added, keeping in view the chain agnostic nature. With the user interface offered by Opera, the users can now gain access to these blockchain solutions with just a few clicks.
Opera’s Executive Defends Web3
Web3 has gained a controversial status in the current day and age. Entrepreneurs like Elon Musk have slammed the idea creating a stark skepticism among the people. Executive Vice President of Opera, Jorgen Arnesen, recently claimed that while the average internet user might have some skepticism about the nascent technology, it will help to make it more accessible.
He also claimed that when the users are able to get a user-friendly interface with the help of 7000+ Dapps built on Opera, the adoption will increase. The company also has plans to extend cryptocurrency support to its 200 million mobile user base around the globe as part of its Crypto Browser Project.