Opera browser on Wednesday (6th Feb 2019) revealed that it will now allow all the Android customers to purchase Ether cryptocurrency (ETC) directly from their browser-based wallet.
To let the users avail this new service, the company has collaborated with Safello, regulated crypto brokerage. Safello, which is registered with the Financial Supervisory Authority of Sweden, they will now be able to disburse cash-to-crypto exchange. Users will now be allowed to pay with debit and credit cards and facilitate payment transactions with trusted networks of payments such as Swish in Sweden.
However, as of now the purchasing of Ether is available only for users in Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the company updated at the launch.
Safello mentioned that users’ identities will be securely verified through the two citizens’ identity solutions – Denmark’s NemID and Sweden’s BankID. As per Opera, it would take less than a minute for users to top up their wallet with Ether cryptocurrency.
The Product Lead at Opera, Charles Hamel said that the next big trend in crypto will be a large number of transactions and to cater to the high usage, the buying and selling processes should be easy. That is how more and more people will be adopting crypto usage.
The announcement made in relation to this integration reflected on the initial benefits that users in such countries will get. The customers in Sweden will receive 2.5 percent of discounted fee from Safello. However, this only holds valid for a limited time. Along with that, the users in Denmark and Norway will get a discounted fee of 5 percent.
During December last year, Opera released its Android web browser wallet called “Web 3-ready”. Along with ether, the much-hyped product supported crypto collectibles (ERC-721 standard) like CryptoKitties and tokens using Ethereum’s ERC-20 standard. It also supports ethereum-based decentralized apps (dapps) that can be accessed through the wallet.