Opera Eyes Polygon for Next Mobile Wallet Integration

The Norwegian browser developer plans to support transactions in Polygon’s MATIC from Q1 2022.

Oslo, Norway, and Dubai, UAE – Opera, the world’s first major mobile browser with web3 support and a built-in crypto wallet, today announces an upcoming browser integration with Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform onboarding millions to web3.

Opera’s integration of the Polygon blockchain and the MATIC token is the next step in the browser company’s strategy to remove hurdles associated with the use of crypto. 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.

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’s widely used and trusted browser will connect users with Polygon Network’s rich array of Ethereum Web3 Dapps. Opera’s non-custodial crypto wallet supports the Ethereum Web3 API, making interacting with these Dapps seamless to the user. 

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. 

Arjun Kalsy, VP of Growth of Polygon, said: “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. Polygon started with the dream of enabling mass adoption of blockchain technology and we are delighted to work with partners aligned with the same vision.”

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.