• 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.
• 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 Edge Crypto Feature Leaked
Screenshots have been circulating on Twitter showing a potential integration of a crypto wallet feature directly within Microsoft Edge. This would allow users to store and manage their digital assets securely and conveniently within the popular web browser.
The leaked screenshots show that the Microsoft Edge Wallet includes features such as an explorer for decentralized applications, a news feed, and options to purchase cryptocurrency using Coinbase and MoonPay. It also allows users to swap, send, and buy crypto assets directly from the browser.
The potential new feature would make use of Web3 infrastructure which aims to decentralize data and give users more control over their online experiences. It would be non-custodial in nature meaning that Microsoft would not have access to the wallets passwords or recovery keys providing extra security for users funds.
Microsoft’s Foray Into Web3
Microsoft has been making strides in the world of Web3 with initiatives such as decentralized identity (DID) systems which allow users to create and manage their own digital identities without relying on centralized authorities. DID utilizes blockchain technology in order to provide secure storage and management of data for users.
Microsoft has yet to confirm this new feature but speculation is already swirling about its possible impact on the growing digital asset market should it be released publicly by Microsoft Edge at some point in future releases of the software.