Opera Announcement: Hello Web3

Apr 28, 2021

Millions of users can now seamlessly access decentralized websites 

We couldn't be more excited to announce that Unstoppable Domains and Opera have teamed up to provide seamless access to the Web3 - the decentralized web. You can now natively browse .crypto websites hosted via networks like IPFS from any Opera browser, including iOS, Android, and desktop web browsers. 

The majority of platforms internet users visit today are controlled by only a handful of centralized corporations who profit from their users' data with little to no accountability for privacy, data hacks and leaks. While Web2 greatly enhanced the internet's sociability and user experience, Web3 ushers in a new era by empowering ownership to users using blockchain technology. The next evolution of the internet is one that gives power back to the users. It’s time to stop being sold as a product and start capturing your own value online. 

Head to helloweb3.crypto on any Opera browser to start surfing the decentralized web.

What’s Exciting About Web3

Decentralization

Decentralized websites are hosted on storage networks like IPFS, not controlled by any central authority. Openness and transparency are native to Web3, ensuring a fair and free Internet for all to enjoy, no matter where they are in the world.

Security

Without a central point of failure, decentralized websites are resistant to many of the weaknesses of traditional DNS. As Web3 features continue to be built out, from seamless payments to identity verifications, users have on-chain guarantees that their Web3 interactions are secure across payments, social media platforms, and other websites.

Ownership

Web3 is a place where users own and control their own data. It's the people's opportunity to take back power. Domains are an asset on the blockchain, controlled by the user and owned forever. With your own domain, you'll be able to carry your own data with you wherever you go online and feel confident about the truth of it. In a decentralized internet, you own your data, not tech giants.

Cryptocurrency

On Web3, money is native. We no longer have to rely on the middleman and restrictions that have made transferring payments expensive and complicated. Transfers of cryptocurrency can be complete without ever involving traditional financial networks. Opera has integrated its own cryptocurrency wallet, enabling seamless access to all of your Web3 transactions.

Blockchains Domains vs. Traditional DNS Domains 

Start Exploring - NFT Galleries

There are over 20,000 registered blockchain domains that you can currently visit. It may not sound like much, but there’s a lot of fun that comes with being an early explorer in this whole new world. To get you started, here are some awesome NFT art galleries to check out. Download Opera browser to explore. 

  • helloweb3.crypto 
  • cryptonio123art.crypto
  • Frankynines.crypto
  • whiskybath.crypto
  • Tweetious.crypto
  • Spacekid.crypto

Join the fun - create your own gallery with our new NFT gallery template.

The Road to Web3 

While this is a big step in the right direction, we still have a long way to go before Web3 will be widely adopted. Many projects are underway to increase usability and scalability. By sharing this news, exploring .crypto sites, or supporting Web3 projects, you can do your part in helping set the internet free.

Get your piece of the new internet, purchase your NFT blockchain domains here.

Press Mentions

Business Insider - Blockchain Domains Integrated Into Web Browser Opera In A Major Push For Web 3.0

TechRadar - Opera upgrades user access to decentralized web via Unstoppable Domains

Decrypt - Opera Browser Integrates Unstoppable Domains

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