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Opera added the ability to purchase ETH and BTC for US residents through Apple Pay and credit cards in mobile versions of the browser on iOS and Android.

In the framework of cooperation with the startup Wyre, that is primarily aimed at users of mobile versions of the browser in the United States, Opera adds Apple Pay to the iOS application and the integration of debit cards for the Android version to purchase cryptocurrencies. This will give users the opportunity to make purchases of BTC and ETH worth up to $ 250 per day for $ 0.3, plus a transaction fee of 2.9%, said cryptocurrency director of Opera Charles Hamel.

This restriction in the purchase of cryptocurrencies is due to the fact that the new features are primarily intended for application developers and everyday users, and not for investors and speculators.

That’s not a very high ceiling, but it’s meant to appeal to dapp developers and day-to-day users, not investors and speculators looking to move well over $250 in crypto a day.

Charles Hamel

Opera’s Head of Crypto

The company is moving towards turning its browser into a Web 3.0 application by adding TRON support and releasing a desktop version of the browser compatible with dApps on Ethereum. In October last year, advanced functions were added to the Opera browser version for Android that allow payments in bitcoin directly from the built-in digital wallet.

Hamel said that the settlement of the transaction will take about 30 seconds, and the payment company Wyre will be engaged in the storage of crypto assets. According to a press release, in the near future it is planned to add the possibility of buying cryptocurrencies in other countries.