Crypto

Microsoft integrates a cryptocurrency wallet into its browser

Microsoft is developing the ability to integrate the Web3 wallet, which supports cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFT), into its Edge web browser, according to CoinTelegraph.

Several screenshots of the Edge user interface show early stages of Microsoft’s new Web3 cryptocurrency wallet.

The first image shows the introductory page of the Edge wallet, where Microsoft recommends users test Web3 and provide candid feedback. If successful, the wallet will not be designed for storing funds and Microsoft will not have access to passwords and keys for account recovery. Additionally, it will be integrated into the Edge browser without acting as an installed extension.

The screenshots also show the ability to exchange, send, and purchase cryptocurrencies, with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) and Web3 infrastructure company MoonPay displayed as integrated platforms that help customers buy and deposit cryptocurrency into the wallet.

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Regarding NFTs, the user interface noted that customers can easily browse various trading platforms to find their first NFT, and when creating an NFT collection, it can be placed in the wallet.

While the Edge browser lags behind popular competitors such as Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chrome and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Safari in terms of popularity, earlier this month, Microsoft announced the integration of an AI-based search engine and chatbot ChatGPT OpenAI as part of updates to its Bing search engine and Edge browser.