Opera has announced that it will be integrating Polygon, an Ethereum scaling platform that will give users in-browser access to thousands of decentralised app (dApps) that live on the Polygon network. The firm has been making it easier for users to interact with Web3 in recent years and this is just the latest move in that direction. It said Polygon integration will be available in early 2022.
Commenting on the news, Jørgen Arnesen, Opera EVP Mobile, said:
“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.”
The crypto space is full of technical jargon but cut down to the basics, Polygon allows you to use the Ethereum network but transactions are done faster and with very low gas fees. According to Opera, Polygon hosts much more gaming and NFT dApps than other Layer 2 Ethereum scaling solutions, making it more suited for people just getting into the Web3 space.
According to Opera, the integration will begin with the Android browser which already has some Web3 features and a built-in non-custodial crypto wallet. The desktop version of Opera also has a crypto wallet so it could arrive for Windows later on, though, Opera didn’t say anything about this happening.