The Opera web browser will support emoji-based web addresses
Opera has announced a partnership with Yat, a platform that allows the creation of emoji-based web addresses (URLs), to integrate the emoji system into Opera browsers on all operating systems. Celebrating the announcement, the duo launched an event to distribute seven risk-free (NFT) tokens from legendary NFT artist Fvckrender valued at a minimum price of 2.89 ether (ETH).
Tech startup Yat’s NFT project allows internet users to own custom emoji strings and use them as universal digital identifiers and wallet addresses. Recently, Opera released the beta version of its new Crypto Browser Project.
The integration allows Opera users to browse the web by entering an emoji string in the URL bar instead of letters and words. Opera’s “emojification”, as the company calls it, is a “new, easier and more fun” way to find and be directed to Yat pages, according to Jorgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera.
“The partnership marks a major paradigm shift in the way the Internet works. Through the integration with Yat, Opera users are able to abandon .com or even words in their links and use emojis to be directed to websites.
Embedded emojis on web pages will automatically link to the corresponding “y.at/” page. Famous artists and celebrities were among the first to invest and use their Yat emoji web addresses, simply called Yats. For example, rapper Lil Wayne (note y.at/alien-musical) whose Yat page directs users to his record label’s site and DJ Steve Aoki (y.at/birthday musical note cake) who takes users to the site web of his.
To celebrate the launch of the integration, Yat and Opera are organizing a treasure hunt for participants to compete for seven Fvck Crystals NFT commissioned by NFT artist Fvckrender.
by Alessandro Crea
Thursday 17 February 2022 15:00