Opera announced today an upcoming browser integration with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to web3. The integration is set to occur in Q1 2022 and will enable millions of Opera users in-browser access to over 3,000 decentralized apps (dapps) on the Polygon network.
The Opera crypto wallet, which is built into the browser, will also allow them to transact with MATIC.
With Ethereum gas fees surging to unsustainable levels, Polygon’s fast, scalable, and ultra-low fee environment has made it one of the most popular Layer 2 Ethereum scaling solutions among users and developers alike.
Polygon houses substantially more gaming and NFT dapps than other chains outside of Ethereum, Opera said in a press statement.
“Our cooperation with Polygon will allow us to remove the biggest challenge that crypto-enthusiasts are now facing: high gas fees and slow transaction speeds. We are thrilled to give access to Polygon dApps and the MATIC token seamlessly and directly in our mobile browser,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Opera EVP Mobile.
Opera users will be able to access Polygon bluechip dapps including Sushiswap, Curve, Aave, Balancer, Kyber, as well as blockchain games and NFT platforms such as Decentraland, Opensea, Sandbox, Somnium Space, and Decentral Games.
“With this integration, Opera’s hundreds of millions monthly active users will be able to experience Polygon’s thriving dapp ecosystem and best in class Web3 technology, Arjun Kalsy, VP of Growth of Polygon, said.
Polygon will be first integrated into Opera’s Android browser, which has native web3 browsing capabilities as well as a built-in, non-custodial crypto wallet.
The Opera wallet removes barriers to entry for crypto newcomers and veterans alike by eliminating passwords. Instead, the wallet relies on Android’s secure system lock to sign transactions, so users aren’t required to remember passwords or codes.