The web browser Opera is testing a built-in cryptocurrency wallet in a private beta of its browser on Android, the company announced today. The wallet will first support ethereum, with support for other coins likely to come later. Ether investors using Opera would potentially be able to more easily access their tokens if the feature were to go live.
The move comes months after the hype surrounding cryptocurrency has largely died down and is another instance of a smaller company trying to grow cryptocurrency-friendly features to attract users. Previously, Opera indicated its awareness of cryptocurrency and the recent influx of scams by introducing anti-cryptojacking software in its web browsers.
Currently, as of this writing, the blog post where Opera announced the news is temporarily under maintenance. We’ve reached out to Opera for more information on why.