OSLO, Norway & MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Opera Crypto Browser, the world’s first multi-platform web3 browser, is about to give millions of users the ability to easily upload media to a blockchain and create NFTs, thanks to a new partnership with Alteon.io , an all-in-one ecosystem for content creators whose mission is to democratize the creative process.
With Alteon LaunchPad, users with little or no experience with Web3 or NFTs will be able to drag and drop any media file into the browser, which will automatically write a simple smart contract and upload the file to a blockchain – transforming NFT- is to an accessible media type for all to explore and enjoy. This unique tool, the first of its kind for all types of browsers, democratizes NFTs, empowering artists of all backgrounds to connect to the Web3 creator economy.
“Opera Crypto Browser is about exploring the Web3 privately and securely,” said Susie Batt, Crypto Ecosystem Lead at Opera. “With Alteon LaunchPad, we are giving users the opportunity to freely contribute to this ecosystem. Now our users will be able to create NFTs instantly and easily without platform usage fees, encouraging more people to explore the burgeoning NFT industry.”
Alteon LaunchPad is a product of Alteon, a cloud-based ecosystem built for creators. Alteon leverages partnerships and integrations with leading creative technology companies, including Apple and Adobe, to streamline creative workflows. Alteon LaunchPad taps into the core ethos of the company, making powerful tools available to everyone, including the crypto-curious, so more people can discover and explore the world of Web3.
“At Alteon, our goal is to level the playing field for content creators of all backgrounds by building an ecosystem of world-class tools accessible to all,” said Matt Cimaglia, co-founder of Alteon. “Our partnership with Opera bridges the technical gap between traditional advertising and the Web3 creator economy, allowing everyone to benefit from the opportunities that blockchain technologies offer. With Alteon LaunchPad, we capture the feelings of exploration and curiosity that drive the new digital world.”
The Alteon LaunchPad icon will be available on the left sidebar of the Opera Crypto Browser in the first quarter of 2023. Once opened, users will be able to drag and drop media files into the Alteon LaunchPad, preview the NFT, and review simplified properties of their smart contract. The smart contract ensures that users themselves remain the legal owners of their media, underscoring the revolutionary changes in data protection that Web3 represents. Users will then be able to share these media files with anyone they like or sell them on private marketplaces. All NFTs will be sent to a crypto wallet supported by Opera; if users don’t have one, they can quickly create an Opera Crypto Wallet in the browser.
Alteon LaunchPad comes on the heels of DegenKnows, Opera Crypto Browser’s new NFT analysis, tracking and exploration tool, which helps users seamlessly discover, track and verify digital collectibles. Additionally, NFTs are booming again in alternative markets. Social media giant Instagram recently announced that users will soon be able to create and sell digital collectibles directly from their profile, as well as share those assets cross-platform with Facebook. The online community Reddit has also seen stratospheric growth recently thanks to the launch of its digital collectors marketplace, which is braving the crypto winter as more than three million users have registered wallets.
In the spirit of building a creative community, Alteon will spotlight artists who have uploaded work via the Alteon LaunchPad, and populate the tool’s backend with a new artist’s work on a rotating basis. The debuting artist will be award-winning pop artist Kristin Simmons, whose cheeky, provocative and sharp works, using paint, graphics and mixed media, provide a running commentary on herself and her contemporaries with a focus on hedonistic pleasures.
“As a contemporary artist, I’m always looking for new mediums and platforms to express ideas, but the recent explosion of NFTs made them seem obtuse and overhyped,” Simmons said. “The more I learn about the technology, the more I realize that NFTs are not overpriced JPEGs. They are a different canvas. When I share images of my art on social media, that company can claim rights to my work and sell my data to advertisers, but NFTs are different as they ensure my ownership and privacy.”
Just as Alteon is designed to streamline creative workflows, Opera Crypto Browser streamlines web browsing by incorporating popular messaging platforms directly into the main sidebar, including Twitter, Telegram and Discord. The Crypto Browser offers Internet users a simplified, one-stop window to interact with the blockchains and protocols that make up the Web3 space. The crypto browser provides access to several blockchain networks including Ethereum, Bitcoin, BNB, Polygon and others, as well as tens of thousands of dApps and protocols built on top of them. The browser also includes a secure clipboard, a built-in browser VPN, and ad blocking.
Alteon LaunchPad debuts in January 2023. To download Opera Crypto Browser, click here.
Alteon.io is democratizing the media industry by creating professional-quality tools that are accessible to everyone. By empowering content creators of all backgrounds with a completely streamlined workflow that allows them to upload, share, collaborate, review and save projects in a single place, Alteon can cut production time from days to minutes. Alteon is likewise focused on bridging the gap between traditional advertising and the Web3 creator economy by simplifying NFT performance for anyone to dive in. Alteon is a subsidiary of Third Summit. For more, visit alteon.io.
Opera is a global web innovator with an engaged and growing base of hundreds of millions of monthly active users seeking a better internet experience. Building on over 25 years of innovation that started with browser products, Opera is now leveraging its brand and highly engaged user base to expand its business into new segments. Today, Opera offers users around the world a range of products and services that include PC and mobile browsers, the Opera News news reader and apps dedicated to gaming, crypto, e-commerce and classifieds. In 2018, Opera introduced the first browser with a built-in crypto wallet and Web3 support. Opera is headquartered in Oslo, Norway and listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (OPRA). In January 2022, Opera released the first version of its Crypto Browser, a dedicated browser tailored to crypto-enthusiasts and the crypto-curious. In November 2022, Opera launched the deep NFT analysis tool DegenKnows.
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