Microsoft’s Edge Browser To Integrate Native Crypto Wallet Support


According to a tweet by user Albacore, Microsoft is testing a built-in crypto wallet in its Edge browser. This move aims to offer users exclusive control and integrated security features that safeguard them against malicious apps or addresses.

The wallet intends to simplify the experience of interacting with the decentralized internet powered by blockchain technology, commonly known as Web3.

The project is confidential, and testers are invited to offer candid feedback that will help shape Microsoft‘s foray into cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs).

The screenshots of the user interface reveal several advantages of the built-in crypto wallet. It is non-custodial, meaning users have complete control of their funds, and Microsoft will not have access to their password or recovery key. The fact that the wallet is embedded in Edge eliminates the need to install extensions, making it easy to use.

The integration of a crypto wallet into another mainstream application could signal increased adoption of cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Although Microsoft has not officially confirmed the development of the built-in crypto wallet, it could be a significant step forward for the company and the wider adoption of cryptocurrencies and NFTs if the tweet is accurate.

Opera, another popular web browser, added a built-in wallet in December 2018. Testers have the opportunity to see the impact of their feedback as the wallet is developed and improved.

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