Microsoft Edge Browser Found to Contain a Crypto Wallet Prototype

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Last Updated on March 19, 2023 by Bitfinsider

When it comes to blockchain, Microsoft may not be the first company that comes to mind. Nonetheless, the business has been experimenting with the technology for many years.

Microsoft has added code that would integrate a non-custodial crypto wallet into the company’s default Edge browser, according to screenshots posted on Twitter by Albacore, a pseudonymous software researcher from Central Europe.

Albacore’s screenshots show a cryptocurrency wallet’s user interface, a decentralized application explorer, a news feed, and the ability to purchase cryptocurrency through Coinbase and MoonPay. The improvement is “already baked in” to recent Microsoft Edge browser releases, but it is hidden and inaccessible to users.

Albacore warns that Microsoft develops and tests a lot of things that never make it to market.

“[The] Edge team are kings of throwing everything imaginable at the wall and seeing what sticks,” said the researcher. “There is a long list of obsolete gimmick features that they tried and eventually removed.”

Nonetheless, Albacore claims that the Edge cryptocurrency works properly.

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