Opera to integrate eight blockchains including Solana and Polygon


The first native Web3.0 browser ‘Opera’ promulgated about adding several major blockchain platforms with it. The list includes Solana, Polygon, StarEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos, IXO, and Bitcoin. Opera launched its ‘Crypto Bowser’ project, a Web3.0 focused enterprise for decentralized application navigation in January 2022. The new browser will also lead metaverse and other gaming platforms.

This major step will benefit about 380 million current users on the crypto web browser. All the decentralized applications and exchange platforms built on these blockchains will empower Opera even better. From now onwards the Layer-2 solutions of included blockchain ecosystems like StarkWare-powdered DiversiFi will comfort all the users. Also, it is very enlightening for Axie Infinity gamers that they access Ronin on Opera.

According to Jørgen Arnesen, EVP mobile at Opera, the Addition of the Layer-2 solution is the key feature of Opera’s strategy to onboard millions of users yet in an environment-friendly way. He also stated:

“Ultimately, Web3 is on its way to becoming a mainstream web technology and users won’t need to know they’re interacting with it. They need to get a superior user experience and a true benefit.”

Source: Twitter

Further, the announcement highlights high gas fees and high carbon emissions caused by Ethereum. Perhaps that’s why Opera chose Polygon over the Ethereum blockchain. Firstly, Polygon is fast, scalable, and has considerably low gas fees. Thus Opera routes all its users towards Polygon for efficient user performance.

Secondly, due to the proof-of-stake chain on Polygon, the energy consumption is as less as 0.00079 terawatts (TWh) per annum. This makes Polygon 90% more energy-efficient than the Ethereum Layer-1 solution.

Source: Opera

Also, read - Now iPhone users can buy Crypto with Apple pay

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