Crypto-friendly web browser Opera is expanding its integration of decentralized web pages provided by blockchain domain name provider Unstoppable Domains — a blockchain firm backed by the high-profile Bitcoin (BTC) advocate Tim Draper.
On Wednesday, Opera said that users of the browser on any platform — iOS, Android, Windows, Mac or Linux — will now benefit from full, native integration of Unstoppable Domains’ .crypto domain names.
The move extends access to decentralized web pages to all of Opera’s estimated 320+ million monthly active users and marks Opera out among mainstream web browsers in supporting a domain name system that is not part of the dominant Domain Name Service.
The .crypto domain names are minted as nonfungible tokens on the Ethereum blockchain, providing their creators with full control and ownership rights over their pages. The .crypto names typically sell as NFTs for as little as $40, although more coveted addresses such as win.crypto, gambling.crypto and hotels.crypto were sold for $100,000 each in March of this year.