Users of the popular browser Opera will have the option to purchase cryptocurrencies directly from it following a partnership with the crypto-fiat processor Simplex. The integration will also enable users to set up personal cryptocurrency wallets to store the newly-purchased digital assets.
Opera Users To Buy Crypto From The Browser
Founded in 2014, Simplex describes itself as a company that has “been changing the status quo of crypto on/off ramps.” In a press release shared with CryptoPotato, the Israel-based firm announced its latest endeavor to bring cryptocurrencies to the masses.
Simplex has partnered with the multi-platform web browser Opera. As a result, Opera users will “be able to buy and sell cryptocurrency instantly within the privacy-centric browser.”
The statement reads that this strategic partnership comes amid times when the retail investors are looking for an easy way to enter the cryptocurrency space as the bull run has garnered their attention once more.
As such, being able to create their own digital asset wallets without having to leave the browser that enables them to buy, sell, or simply HODL their coins would enhance mass adoption, the firm said.
“Now Opera users can access Simplex’s extensive range of supported cryptocurrencies from within the browser wallet itself, and move between fiat and cryptocurrency with ease, enjoying competitive rates.” – reads the announcement.
Back in late 2018, Opera became the first web3 and blockchain-ready browser upon launching web3 support, dApp explorer, and its native crypto wallet for Android. Shortly after, Opera made the same upgrades for its desktop and iOS versions. The cryptocurrency wallet currently supports Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and Tron (TRX).
A Member of the Visa Network
As recently reported, Simplex reached another milestone as it became a principal member of Visa in Europe. Consequently, the EU-licensed financial institution can now offer fiat to crypto solutions to users wishing to utilize digital assets for regular payments.
Following the partnership with Opera, the firm touched upon its relationship with Visa as both collaborations could help with its core mission to “democratize cryptocurrencies and pioneer new and innovative capabilities for the entire fiat to the crypto ecosystem.”
It’s also worth noting that Opera has now joined another browser in providing instant cryptocurrency purchases. Binance partnered with the Brave Browser last year, but it enabled only users of the popular exchange to interact with digital assets.