Daily Crypto News 17.05.2019.

Opera Browser Will Be Adding TRX Token to The List

Browser developer Opera will be adding TRON’s TRX token to the growing list of digital currencies its browser supports. The browser will also support other TRC-standard tokens. A specific date for the partnership has not been announced.

Opera is a developer of both mobile phone and PC web browsers. Mobile browsers are available for Android and iOS devices and computer browsers are available for macOS, Linux, and Windows.

In September 2018, Opera secured a strategic partnership with Ledger Capital in order to focus on blockchain technology initiatives. Opera’s support of TRON is a direct result of the Ledger Capital partnership.

According to Opera’s Krystian Kolondra, EVP, Head of Browsers, “TRON is a popular, quickly developing blockchain with a swiftly growing dApp ecosystem. We are happy to open our browser to it. By opening products to multiple blockchains, we are accelerating the mainstream adoption of Web 3.0.”

The Opera vision is to provide inclusive and user-friendly Web 3.0 functionality to its 320 million users. Most recently, Opera has focused on discoverability apps and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

Besides, Opera has been integrating blockchain technology for the past several years. Opera browsers currently support Ethereum (ETH) and Ethereum Classic (ETC) tokens.

Furthermore, in December 2018, Opera became the first browser to offer a native cryptocurrency wallet. Along with this service came a Web 3.0 explorer tool.

This technology was initially released on Opera’s mobile Android browser. As of April 2019, the cryptocurrency wallet and Web 3.0 explorer are now available on the Opera PC browser.

The Web 3.0 concept revolves around optimizing communication and interactivity, particularly within the realms of financial transactions and commerce. Developers seek to accomplish this by harnessing emerging and promising technologies, including blockchain, artificial intelligence, and IoT functionality.

The TRON and TRX news is the first step in a series of blockchain-based partnerships poised to take place over the next 12 months, according to Opera.

Eventually, Opera aims to seamlessly support multiple blockchains on mobile devices and PCs. With the goal of establishing and maintaining a boundary-free and industry-agnostic internet, Opera is at the forefront of Web 3.0 innovation. Opera’s current and future blockchain partnerships are an exciting step toward its ultimate goals. (Neutral)

Brave Browser to Raise Over $30 Million

In 2017 Brave raised $35 million in less than a minute ant now it is seeking more funding.

Brave browser as the privacy-centric browser is raising a Series A equity round. Brave is looking to raise $30–$50 million at a valuation of roughly $133 million.

Led by JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, the browser company recently launched its Brave Ads product, where users are rewarded with BAT tokens for choosing to view advertising.

The company first gained attention with its ad-blocking browser in 2016, after raising a $4.5 million seed round from the likes of Pantera Capital, Founders Fund and Digital Currency Group. (Neutral)

Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior Owner Unveils Blockchain Platform to Verify Luxury Goods

ConsenSys has teamed up with LVMH and Microsoft to build a blockchain-powered platform that allows consumers to verify the authenticity of luxury goods.

The consortium says the system, known as Aura, is designed to “serve the entire luxury industry with powerful product tracking and tracing services.”

LVMH brands including Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are already involved in the project — and discussions are underway to extend Aura to other high-end names within the group. The news release added:

“AURA makes it possible for consumers to access the product history and proof of authenticity of luxury goods — from raw materials to the point of sale, all the way to second-hand markets.”

The technology sees unique information about every product stored on a shared ledger. Customers are then able to use a brand’s official app to obtain a certificate offering details about its provenance.

According to the group, Aura — which is based on the Ethereum blockchain and utilizes Microsoft Azure — will also offer ethical and environmental information, instructions for product care and warranty services.

The team behind Aura hope it will eventually be used by rival luxury brands too, enabling them to offer a tailor-made service or strengthen customer loyalty. (Positive)

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