• Microsoft Edge users may soon have access to a crypto wallet feature, according to screenshots circulating on Twitter.
• The leak shows a potential integration of a wallet for cryptocurrencies directly within the popular web browser.
• If confirmed, the Microsoft Edge wallet will be embedded in Edge rather than a separately installed browser plugin and will be non-custodial.
Microsoft Edge Crypto Feature Rumored
Microsoft Edge users may soon have access to a crypto wallet feature, according to screenshots circulating on Twitter. The leak suggests that there could be an integration of a cryptocurrency wallet directly into the popular web browser. Microsoft has yet to confirm this feature, but speculation is already growing about its potential impact on the digital asset market.
Wallets, Explorer and More
The leaked screenshots show features such as a cryptocurrency wallet, an explorer for decentralized applications, news feed and the ability to purchase cryptocurrencies via Coinbase and MoonPay platforms. According to Albacore (who posted these images on Twitter), newer versions of Microsoft Edge already have this feature “baked in” – however it remains hidden from view at present. Other features include being able to swap, send and buy crypto assets within the UI.
If confirmed, the Microsoft Edge wallet will be embedded in Edge rather than needing separate installation as a plugin – plus it will also be non-custodial, meaning that Microsoft would not have any access or control over passwords or recovery keys associated with user wallets.
Microsoft Foray into Web3
Microsoft has been making strides towards Web3 – an evolution of the internet which seeks to decentralize data and give users more power over their online experiences. One key initiative is Azure Blockchain Service (ABS) which allows developers and companies to develop their own blockchain networks using Ethereum technology without having any prior knowledge or experience with blockchain development or infrastructure requirements.. ABS also provides users with tools such as smart contracts and distributed ledgers so they can easily create their own applications without worrying about configuring nodes or setting up consensus algorithms manually.
The rumored crypto wallet integration within Microsoft Edge could potentially revolutionize how people manage cryptocurrencies if it comes through – allowing them easy access within their favorite web browser while maintaining full control over their wallets using non-custodial services provided by platforms like Coinbase and MoonPay. It remains unclear when this feature might become available – but until then we can only speculate about its potential implications for digital asset markets around the world!