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Crypto Adoption: First Opera Wallet for iOS; PwC Starts Crypto Audits

By Linas Kmieliauskas
Crypto Adoption: First Opera Wallet for iOS; PwC Starts Crypto Audits 101
Source: Opera

Another two good news reached the crypto industry, showing more examples of the ongoing adoption.

First, Opera Software launched their blockchain-ready Opera Touch web browser with a crypto wallet for iOS. Second, accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has added cryptocurrency auditing to its list of services.

The Opera Touch is available for download starting today.

"This completes our efforts to offer Web 3-ready browsers with built-in Crypto Wallet on Android, Windows, Mac, Linux and now iOS," the company said.

Opera Touch supports the Ethereum Web3 API, allowing interaction with dapps (decentralized apps) without the need for browser extensions. Web 3.0 focuses on decentralized, peer-to-peer technologies.

The company launched Opera Touch for Android in December 2018 and in April 2019 it released a desktop browser that boasts a built-in cryptocurrency wallet with support for Ethereum.

Meanwhile, PwC spent the past year designing tools that could match the private keys and public addresses assigned to crypto asset accounts, Bloomberg reported. Now, their tools, that have been already used, allow PwC to verify that an entity is the sole owner of the cryptocurrency holdings, according to the report. PwC can audit eight tokens, including Bitcoin and Ethereum, it added.

If crypto asset firms can get an audit sign-off from a Big Four accounting firm, it could help alleviate some of concerns that many institutional investors have at the time when bitcoin rallies, according to the report.

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