Not so much security, just privacy. Check out Google’s My Activity. It shows what Google has on you: every app launch, in some cases every button click in Google’s own apps. No such tracking on iPhone versions of same apps.
This is miles ahead of Trust Wallet. I love open source but Opera just spanked that buggy POS.
PIN entry that actually keeps up with user input? Check. DApps you can multitask away from and return to without worrying if they're going to be frozen or inoperable? Check. A rendering engine that's light years faster than the web3 competition? Check.
You're absolutely right, that is a concern.
Brave is a good alternative and has TOR built in, which is really great. Connecting to a node is as easy as opening a new tab, which you can do whenever you want a bit more anonymity. Sadly it's based on Chromium, which is a big minus in my book, because Google is gaining ever more market share and I don't want to live in a world where they're the only ones developing browsers. For that reason I still use Firefox a lot, which is just an all around great browser anyway.
What? Brave is nowhere near comparable. It has no Ethereum wallet and can't interact with dapps.
Edit: I'll also add that I have Opera as my default mobile browser. It is so nice to click on links to dapps and just have them open like they are normal Web pages (you can even choose whether the dapp remembers your ETH address or not.. Metamask doesn't even have this on PC)
I think its fine that its on chromium. It has no other connection to google. Even if google did something dramatic with chromium, Brave would stay the same because its a forked version of chromium basically.
I went through a point by point take down of bullshit facts last time someone tried to rip on Opera Mobile. And if memory serves me well, my research whilst in the debate drew the conclusion that there was little to worry about. Opera are at the forefront of pushing mobile dapp/crypto wallet integration and doing a heck of a good job with it. People should be far more wary using Google Chrome.
Please remember that it has no multi account privacy and it being closed source you don't know what it's doing with your keys or tx data. More info on multi account privacy: https://bitfalls.com/dont-track-web3
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Opera has really built a nice product. Shameless self-promotion aside, I recommend trying it out.
I’m curious if this (or future) built in features will have a simple way of filling the wallet up, like with a credit card, so you don’t need to buy ETH at an exchange and transfer it to the wallet. We need to make buying ETH as simple as possible.
I’m also excited for the times when iPhone and android apps are natively web 3 enabled. Meaning there is integration/connectivity to your wallet of choice (a separate app or hardware wallet etc). Also, people will be able to download dapps on the App Store the same way they do regular apps, without knowing the difference. This whole idea that we need to experience Dapps through a traditional browser is dated.
yeah, localhost jsonrpc server could just as well be integration point, with some neat open spurce abstraction mimicking web3js. but if web3js hits browser evergreen and the browser interops with a native wsllet, would be bedt imo
Pixel 2 XL owner here. Opera Mobile is really nice. The Ethereum wallet/ Web3 integration is very well thought out and it seems most dapps work well with it. You can even use Rinkeby, Ropsten etc with it if you want.