In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, the firm stated that it has partnered with Alteon LaunchPad to let beginners in Web3 or the NFT space easily mint NFTs. With the integration, users will be able to access a feature that lets them drag and drop media files into the browser, which writes a smart contract and uploads the file into a blockchain, turning the files into NFTs.
According to Susie Batt, an Opera executive, this will allow users to explore Web3 and contribute to the ecosystem. In an announcement sent to Cointelegraph, Batt explained:
“Now, our users will be able to create NFTs instantly and simply with no platform usage fees, encouraging more people to explore the burgeoning NFT industry.”
The team believes the tool will let users without any Web3 experience access the Web3 economy, allowing artists from different backgrounds to create NFTs in a less complicated way.
The NFT minting tool is provided by Alteon, a project that's focused on simplifying workflows. Alteon co-founder Matt Cimaglia said that the goal of this integration is to "level the playing field" for content creators from various backgrounds. “Our partnership with Opera bridges the tech gap between traditional creatives and the Web3 creator economy, so anyone can benefit from the opportunities that blockchain technologies offer,” he added.
On Jan. 19, Opera released the Web3 browser's beta version for Windows, Mac and Android to allow users to access decentralized applications, games and metaverse platforms. On April 15, the project was able to make its way onto the iPhone and iPad ecosystem.