Opera (OPRA) has expanded its cryptocurrency wallet platform by implementing transaction notifications and allowing users the ability to send Cryptokitties and other crypto-collectibles directly from their wallets.
— Opera (@opera) August 3, 2018
In a statement regarding the update, an Opera spokesperson noted, “We have changed this and made sending crypto-collectibles as easy as sending money via Venmo.”
The update stands as the first instance of an app offering the ability to send crypto-collectibles directly from one’s wallet, which differs from standard wallet extensions, such as MetaMask, and eliminates the necessity of relying on non-fungible token markets.
Coinbase’s Toshi wallet announced plans to support Ethereum’s non-fungible token protocol, known as ERC721, earlier this year, but lacked a service that allowed users to send crypto-collectibles directly through a browser.
Opera’s crypto-wallet is designed to notify users following any changes made to available balances. In an interview with TNW, a company spokesperson confirmed, “The same applies if you are receiving a payment, a token or a collectible: you will get notified that there is something new in your wallet.”
This feature has arrived following various other crypto-specific updates. Earlier this year, Opera announced plans to include a built-in cryptocurrency wallet that would support decentralized applications and Ethereum tokens, alongside native features that became implemented to mitigate the risk of crypto-jacking.