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Opera Browser Provides Direct Access to BNB Chain-Based DApp Ecosystem

Crypto-friendly browser Opera has integrated BNB Chain, a decentralized blockchain ecosystem formerly known as Binance Smart Chain, to enable decentralized applications (DApps) based on BNB Chain for Android, iOS and desktop versions of its Crypto Browser.

The integration will allow Opera's 350 million users to purchase a BNB (Build N Build) token with fiat and send and receive it through Opera's built-in crypto wallet, as well as access DApps on the BNB Chain ecosystem. The list includes decentralized exchanges (DEXs) such as PancakeSwap, 1inch, and BiSwap, as well as decentralized finance (DeFi) products such as DRIP Venus, Tranchess, Treehouse, ApeSwap, and AutoShark Finance.

The Opera Crypto Browser integration with the BNB network follows the Web3 browser beta for iOS devices, iPhones and iPads in April. Opera launched the Crypto Browser project earlier this year to focus on Web3 and make it easier to navigate DApps, games, and metaverse platforms. Since then, the browser company has expanded support for nine major blockchain ecosystems: Bitcoin, Solana, Polygon, StarkEx, Ronin, Celo, Nervos Network, and now BNB Chain.

According to BNB Chain's Patrick Degenhardt, the main goal of the Binance Chain community is to build the infrastructure for a "worldwide parallel virtual ecosystem" and bring the next billion people to crypto. He added that “accelerating the adoption of digital assets and blockchain technology requires significant efforts to integrate Web2 and Web3.”

Commenting on the latest developments, 5ire founder and CEO Pratik Gauri told Cointelegraph that the browser company “envisioned as early as 2018 the opportunity to start building its product in accordance with Web 3.0 standards.”

He believes this is a game-changer because if Opera's security systems prove reliable over time, many investors and day traders will want to use its browser instead of others, adding that:

“This is the main goal of Web 3.0. For personal data to belong to the person, not for big data corporations to make billions from your day and the content you create, and you get nothing.

Secondly, if the system is secure, with great UX, they will rule the markets when it comes to society's transition to Web 3.0."

Opera has been part of the cryptocurrency space for a long time and became the first major browser to accept Bitcoin (BTC) payments in 2019. According to Opera's Jørgen Arnesen, Crypto Browser is designed for both experienced and new cryptocurrencies. users and focuses on the growing interest in Web3.