Coinbase WalletLink Now Lets Clients Use DApps on Desktop BrowsersAugust 22, 2019
Crypto exchange Coinbase’s user-controlled Coinbase Wallet has enabled its clients to use decentralized apps (DApps) on any desktop browser with the WalletLink service.
Expanded access to DApps
Per an official blog post on Aug. 22, Coinbase Wallet’s users can now use their DApps on any desktop browser through WalletLink, which serves as a bridge between customers’ Coinbase Wallet app and desktop browser.
As of press time, Coinbase has tested WalletLink with browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera and blockchain-based decentralized browser Brave. The company plans to add support for native mobile apps and more currencies in the future.
This spring, Coinbase introduced a service to link users’ accounts on its main platform to its Coinbase Wallet app, wherein Coinbase stores a customer’s cryptocurrencies and private keys. With Coinbase Wallet, users store their own crypto protected by unique private keys.
DApps around the world
Earlier this week, major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi added wallet support for an autonomous protocol for finance DApps called Compound. The Huobi Wallet will support both its tokens and its DApp, which is designed for crypto lending.
Also this month, South Korean tech giant Samsung integrated a digital analytics DApp dubbed “Jupiter” and a QR code-based password wallet “Mars” into Galaxy S10 and newer versions of Samsung smartphones. Samsung previously said that the company’s DApp kit allows for account management and backup, payment and digital signature facilitation, Samsung Keystore and other cold wallet support.
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