Coinbase Earn Adds Zcash, Letting Users Earn $3 Worth of ZEC Learning About It

The latest addition to Coinbase Earn, a section of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange’s website that lets users earn cryptocurrencies while learning about them, is the privacy-centric cryptocurrency Zcash (ZEC).

When it was launched late last year, the program initially featured 0x. Earlier this month, Coinbase added Brave’s Basic Attention Token (BAT) to the program. Through it, users can earn these cryptos by simply watching videos about them and learning.

While the other two cryptocurrencies were well-received by the cryptocurrency community, some have revealed they aren’t happy watching videos about Zcash to “only” earn $3 worth of ZEC tokens. This, as if they’re looking to sell the tokens on Coinbase itself fees will eat a part of the already small prize.

Nevertheless, some were happy to be able to earn ZEC by simply learning about it. Notably, while the BAT token jumped over 12% when the cryptocurrency was added to Coinbase’s program, the same hasn’t happened with Zcash.

The privacy-centric cryptocurrency, according to CryptoCompare data, is currently down by 0.6% in the last 24 hours, as it’s trading at $51.8. Its decline isn’t part of a general market trend, as most other top cryptocurrencies are up, with BTC rising 0.25% in said period.

Opera Launches Blockchain, Cryptocurrency-Ready Browser for iOS

Opera Ltd., the company behind the Opera browser, has recently launched a new blockchain and cryptocurrency-ready browser for iOS, following the company’s addition of a built-in cryptocurrency wallet to its Android and PC browsers.

According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the company’s Opera Touch browser for iOS features “crypto wallet integration and Web 3 support,” meaning users can interact with blockchain-based applications through it, as if they were using an extension like MetaMask. The company hinted at the move in March of this year.

The company touts it now offers browsers supporting blockchain-based applications and with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet in various operating systems, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS, allowing users to “seamlessly interact with the next generation of Web 3 applications.”

Currently, the browser only supports ERC-20 tokens, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens, although the company has revealed earlier this year it’s looking to add support for TRON and multiple other blockchains within a  year.

Charles Hamel, Opera’s head of crypto, stated:

We believe that all modern browsers should integrate a crypto wallet. This will enable new business models to emerge on the web. Opera is the first browser to make using crypto on the Web seamless and easy. Following a strong demand from the crypto-community, we are now making this experience available on iOS.

In the press release the company added it believes the “web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow,” with cryptocurrencies being at its forefront. Along with the iOS release, the company announced it partnered with a decentralized-application (dApp) called Marble.Cards, which allows users to turn unique web pages into collectible cards on the blockchain, each being a non-fungible token.

The Opera touch browser itself has a user interface built to let users use large phone screens with ease, as it shifts the navigation towards the bottom of the screen and adds features that make it easy to share pages across devices.

Opera’s main Android browser is also its cryptocurrency-ready browser for the operating system, and it has made it easier for users to buy cryptocurrencies directly from their mobile phones.