As was announced on Wednesday,Opera now allows Android users to purchase ethereum’s ether (ETH) cryptocurrency directly from their browser-based wallet.
This new service comes after a collaboration with regulated crypto brokerage Safello in order to provide the cash-to-crypto exchange. The feature will enable ayments with credit and debit cards, along with “trusted” payment networks including Swish in Sweden.This feature, after it’s launch will be available in be Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
Safello which is registered with Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority will be conducting verifications on users who make transactions using Sweden’s BankID and Denmark’s NemID citizens’ identity solutions. According to topping up a wallet with ether will take “less than a minute.”
Charles Hamel, Opera’s crypt product lead, said:
“We think that the next important phase for crypto will come from usage and that for it to reach wider adoption, it has to be easy to buy and easy to use.”
Moreover, users in Sweden will also be aale to avail a discounted fee of 2.5 percent from Safello for a limited time, while Norway and Denmark users will bebe receiving a discounted fee of 5 percent, according to the announcement.
Opera launched its “Web 3-ready” Android web browser wallet in December of last year. The product supports ether and other tokens using ethereum’s ERC-20 sstandard. Cryptocollectibles (ERC-721 standard) such as CryptoKitties will also be supported as well as ethereum-based decentralized apps, or dapps, that can be accessed from the wallet.