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Opera Browser Expands Crypto Wallet Top-Ups To UK Through Partnership With Ramp

Opera web browser expands its cryptocurrency integration by extending crypto wallet top-ups to the United Kingdom a partnership with crypto processor Ramp.

The news is followed by introducing the service to the United States and some European countries earlier this year.

Ramp makes it easy for UK users to purchase crypto directly within @opera browser. We hope we can achieve with Opera what Mosaic browser did for the internet 🚀 — Ramp Network (@RampNetwork) July 24, 2020

As announced on July 24, the solution implements European Open Banking APIs and enables low-fee crypto top-ups via bank accounts or digital banking app Revolut.

Charles Hamel, head of crypto at Opera, says that U.K. customers will now be able to purchase Ethereum (ETH), with more cryptos coming soon in the near future. 

Since, Opera launched of first crypto wallet back in 2018, the service has rolled out support for a number of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether, as well as various ERC-20 and ERC-721 tokens.

Hamel adds:

“This means we largely cover most of the top 100 digital assets.”

Opera’s crypto wallet has more than 170,000 monthly active users to date.

After introducing its first crypto wallet for Android users two years ago, Opera browser has been actively pushing crypto-related developments.

In March 2020, Opera became the first browser to enable access to decentralized web pages via a partnership with Unstoppable Domains, a major blockchain domain operator.

Earlier this year, Opera rolled out Bitcoin and Ether wallets in the U.S. and direct crypto purchases with debit cards and Apple Pay.

Opera has a long-running collaboration with tech company Ledger Capital to investigate potential blockchain applications for Opera products.

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: Unsplash



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