Opera and OpenSea Collaborate on Browser-Integrated Cryptocollectible Experience
In addition to operating the largest marketplace for digital goods, OpenSea maintains the most comprehensive API for Ethereum NFTs, contracts, events, and more. As a result, OpenSea’s API powers the collectible-focused facets of Coinbase Wallet, Trust Wallet, Balance, CryptoGoods, ToknTalk, CKBox, Vault Wallet, Bitski, Portis, and Amberdata, among others. Today, we can announce that a venerable citizen of Web 2 has joined the ranks of applications benefitting from OpenSea’s API: Opera.
Specifically, we’re providing the data that allows users of Opera’s new browser-integrated crypto wallet to view their collectibles in both the Opera Developer browser on desktop and in the stable release of Opera’s mobile browser. Check out Opera’s promo video to get a sense of what the Opera crypto wallet experience is like.
In addition to displaying a user’s NFTs, Opera’s crypto wallet will allow users to view, send, and receive ERC-20 tokens. Opera’s approach prioritized both convenience and security; according to Opera’s crypto wallet page,
“The Opera wallet keeps a high level of security and gives you full control of your funds and collectible keys as they are all stored on your smartphone. The wallet also uses Android’s secure system lock, which makes transactions on the blockchain easier as you don’t require any additional PIN codes or passwords.”
In the words of Opera top brass,
“Our hope is that this step will accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users’ daily lives.”
At OpenSea, we’re proud to be part of that transition!
If you’re a developer and you want to get in on the action, check out how easy the OpenSea API makes it to retrieve and display the NFTs owned by a given account. Or if you’re a game developer and you’re more interested in seeing your work appear in users’ wallets, try out our crowdsale tutorial.
Opera won the race among major browsers to integrate a crypto wallet, which means that Opera’s 182 million monthly active mobile users just got that much closer to taking part in the Web 3 revolution. Who will be next? Share your thoughts on the Opera crypto wallet and your predictions about which browser will be next to take the plunge in the comments below.