Opera’s Android browser now supports bitcoin payments

Internet browser Opera has added support for bitcoin payments to its latest version of Android app.

Announcing the news on Tuesday, Opera said the added functionality means Android users can send and receive bitcoins via the browser’s built-in cryptocurrency wallet.

Opera has also added support for the TRON blockchain and TRON decentralized apps (dApps) to its Android app. The Norwegian browser maker initially announced its plans to add support for the TRON blockchain in May.

The app has also been supporting ether (ETH) since December of last year. At the time, Opera’s head of crypto, Charles Hamel, said the firm hopes to “accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in your daily lives.”

In June, Opera released a web browser with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet for iOS users.

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