According to reports, Microsoft is developing a built-in crypto wallet for its browser, Microsoft Edge.
The wallet, which will be built on the Ethereum blockchain, will allow users to send and receive digital assets and NFTs, as well as have a token swap function.
Albacore, a Microsoft enthusiast, published screenshots of the pages of Microsoft Edge’s crypto wallet on Twitter.
According to the screenshots, it will be a non-custodial wallet, which means users will have complete control over their funds and would be the only owners of their private keys.
Another screenshot displays a text message from Microsoft inviting testers to explore the crypto wallet and provide feedback to help shape its future.
The wallet will be incorporated within the browser, thus there will be no need for installation or extensions.
The crypto wallet website will also have a “Explore” section with all relevant industry news, including cryptocurrencies and NFTs.
Microsoft has been particularly engaged in Web3 exploration; in January, Microsoft collaborated with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Accenture to create the “Global Collaboration Village” metaverse platform, which would enable virtual public-private cooperation.
In October 2022, Microsoft Teams introduced Mesh avatars, a new technology that allows users to create animated avatars that reflect themselves and use them to take part in online meetings.