San Francisco: Opera has announced that users of its mobile and desktop apps in the US can purchase cryptocurrencies using Apple Pay through the browser.
In partnership with Wyre, a US cryptocurrency-brokerage firm, the Norwegian company is now letting Opera users in the US purchase Bitcoin and Ethereum using a debit card or Apple Pay?, MacRumors reported on Wednesday.
"Allowing our users to easily load cryptocurrency into their browser's digital wallet is very powerful, as it connects the Web to a global internet-native payment network. In the past, obtaining cryptocurrencies was a cumbersome process that took hours or even days. When you compare it with this seamless solution, which takes less than 30 seconds, it really is a gamechanger," the report quoted Charles Hamel, head of crypto at Opera browsers.
The crypto-purchasing feature is only available on the US as of now, but Opera says that it will be rolled out to more regions on the near future.
Wyre's founding employee Jack Jia praised the partnership with the browser as a way to open up powerful financial use cases for 360 million users worldwide.