Opera has just announced that opera users in the US can now purchase any cryptocurrencies with Apple pay or their debits cards.
In a press release by the Norwegian company, Opera says that it has teamed up with Wyre, an American crypto brokerage company, in a deal that will allow it to expand the scope of its crypto wallet operations.
Wyre, founded in 2013, is a regulated payment institution that connects traditional fiat payment. Wyre’s solution on Apple devices works seamlessly with Apple Pay, which makes it possible to top up an account in less than 30 seconds.
Charles Hamel, Head of Crypto at Opera browsers, explained how this integration supports Opera’s long-term vision of making blockchain technology relevant beyond speculation:
“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 game-changer,” added Charles Hamel.
The company added,
“Easy crypto top-ups are available in Opera’s flagship Android browser, its iOS browser Opera Touch as well as in the crypto wallet available in its desktop browser.”
The company boost of having over 360 million users worldwide and that they are planning of introducing seamless crypto top-ups in other countries very soon.