Microsoft is reportedly developing a Web3 wallet that is friendly towards cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and plans to integrate it with its Edge web browser. Software documenter, Albacore, recently shared a series of screenshots on Twitter that are said to be of the early stages of the new Web3 wallet’s user interface. The screenshots also show that the Web3 wallet will be embedded in the Edge browser and will include the ability to buy, sell, and swap cryptocurrencies, with Coinbase and MoonPay acting as integrated platforms for purchasing and depositing crypto assets.
Microsoft has reportedly stated that it encourages users to test the new wallet and to provide feedback. The wallet is expected to be noncustodial, meaning that Microsoft will have no access to passwords or recovery keys from users. In terms of NFTs, the wallet will apparently allow users to browse different marketplaces to find and collect NFTs.
This is the latest move in Microsoft’s efforts to improve Edge’s functionality and features after the browser has lagged behind rivals such as Google’s Chrome and Apple’s Safari. In February, Microsoft announced that its Bing search engine and Edge browser would now include OpenAI’s ChatGPT and AI-powered search engine and chat.
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