• Microsoft Edge users may soon be able to access a crypto wallet feature.
• The leak shows a potential integration of a wallet for cryptocurrencies directly within the popular web browser.
• If confirmed, Microsoft Edge will have a non-custodial wallet embedded in the browser.
Microsoft Edge May Soon Offer Crypto Wallet Feature
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.
Early Screenshots Show Potential Features
Software documenter and occasional data leaker Albacore posted what appears to be early screenshots of the company’s new Web3 wallet’s user interface (UI) on Twitter. A cryptocurrency wallet, an explorer for decentralized applications, a news feed, and the option to purchase cryptocurrency using Coinbase and MoonPay are all shown in the screenshots provided by Albacore.
Non-Custodial Wallet Embedded In Browser
If confirmed, the Microsoft Edge wallet will be embedded in Edge rather than a separately installed browser plugin, and it will be non-custodial in that Microsoft will have no access to the wallet’s passwords or recovery keys.
Microsoft Foray Into Web3 Space
Microsoft has been making strides in the world of Web3, the next evolution of the internet that aims to decentralize data and give users more control over their online experiences. One of Microsoft’s key initiatives in this space is the development of its decentralization platform Azure Blockchain Services (ABS).
Speculation On Impact Of Crypto Feature On Market
Speculation is already swirling about the potential impact it could have on the growing digital asset market if this crypto feature is made available in Microsoft Edge browser. It remains uncertain whether this project will be released commercially or remain as just an experiment from inside labs at Microsoft.