Opera’s cryptocurrency-focused Web 3 browser will soon be adding native support for the TRON blockchain. The integration will allow users to natively run TRON-powered dapps and tokens from within the Opera browser.
The company is also adding support for TRON’s TRX token as well as other TRC-standard tokens to the built-in crypto wallet in its desktop and mobile apps. This makes TRON the second blockchain protocol to have native integration with Opera, following Ethereum.
“We are excited that Opera, a mainstream browser with hundreds of millions of users, will now seamlessly support TRX and other TRON tokens,” said TRON CEO Justin Sun. ”Soon, Opera users will be able to use dapps on the TRON blockchain.”
Gambling on TRON
Some pundits believe that the addition of TRON to the Opera browser comes off as odd. While TRON has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing blockchain ecosystems, analysis suggests that most activity on the TRON blockchain come from gambling, such as that offered by services like TRONbet, and other “high-risk” dapps.
Integrating with Opera, which is estimated to have over 300 million users scattered across the globe, is expected to increase the amount of gambling activity on the TRON blockchain, but so far Opera doesn’t seem to mind.
“TRON is a popular, quickly developing blockchain with a swiftly growing dApp ecosystem. We are happy to open our browser to it,” said Krystian Kolondra, EVP at Opera, Head of Browsers. “By opening products to multiple blockchains, we are accelerating the mainstream adoption of Web 3.”
More blockchains coming
Aside from a vague “soon” release window, Opera has declined to reveal any specifics regarding when exactly TRON will be rolled out for its browser.
What Opera did reveal, though, was that it plans to add support for multiple other blockchain protocols within the next 12 months. The company declined to elaborate on which blockchain protocols will be integrated next.