Popular internet browser Opera for Android has allowed its users to purchase Etherum (ETH) directly. The whole process is reportedly particularly quick.
Users Can Buy Ethereum Directly
Opera for Android has reportedly allowed its users to purchase Ethereum within just a few seconds directly from the browser.
The move comes as a logical extension of Opera’s built-in wallet announced last year which is available for its Android and PC browsers.
Now, the company has partnered up with an EU-based Bitcoin exchange called Safello in order to enable its Android users to quickly top up their wallets with Ethereum.
Speaking on the matter, Charles Hamel, product lead for cryptocurrencies at Opera, noted:
We think that the next important phase for crypto will come from usage and that for it to reach wider adoption, it has to be easy to buy and easy to use. We believe that the browser will be the entry point for these use cases. Thanks to our partnership with Safello, we are taking one more step towards this vision.
While the new feature is currently only available in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, the cryptocurrency exchange operates throughout the entire world. Hence, it’s expected that international support will be added soon as well.
ETH’s Price on The Low
At the time of writing this, Ether (ETH) is trading at $103.17 according to data from CoinMarketCap. This represents a decrease of a little over 4% for the last 24 hours.
It’s worth noting, however, that the entire cryptocurrency market has pulled back today, losing around $2 billion for the day.
The only cryptocurrency from the top 10 which is trading in the green today is Binance Coin (BNB). It went up substantially over the last 24 hours, currently sitting at gains of more than 11 percent.
The biggest loser from the top 10 cryptocurrencies in terms of market capitalization is Stellar (XLM), which is down over 5 percent at the time of this writing.
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