The Opera Android Browser (Opera Touch) is expanding its cryptocurrency buying feature to more 27 EU countries, as well as four other non EU nations – Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and Switzerland.
According to Opera, through its partnership with payments firm Wyre, the new feature will allow users to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) directly from Opera’s built-in crypto wallet using a Visa or Mastercard debit card.
The browser company believes the buy feature would foster blockchain adoption and promote cryptocurrency coverage.
“Expanding this feature to more regions is key to driving blockchain-adoption,” Charles Hamel, head of crypto at Opera browsers.
Opera hopes to expand this feature to other western countries after initailly launching the crypto buying option earlier this month for U.S. users.
Opera now supports crypto top ups within the browser in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.
Opera annouced partnership with Unstoppable Domains – a blockchain naming system built on Ethereum; which allows users to simplify their long wallet addresses into a short .crypto domain name.
Through the partnership, Opera looks to offer users shorter and readable addresses to receive cryptocurrencies in their wallets; ditching the long alphanumeric format.
The browser giant also signed a deal with Protocol Labs – developers of the IPFS (Inter Planetary File System) protocol, to integrate its system into Opera for Android; giving users the “ability to access the cloudless and decentralized web of the future.”