Microsoft forays into cryptocurrency with an Ethereum wallet

Edge Browser Ethereum Wallet
  • Microsoft is working on a wallet that allows you to send and receive crypto assets through your web browser.
  • The cryptocurrency wallet will offer users exclusive control of their assets and private keys.
  • Users will be able to purchase crypto assets using the Coinbase exchange and web3 infrastructure company MoonPay.

Tech titan Microsoft is working on a new feature that allows users to send and receive crypto assets through their default web browser.

As reported by BleepingComputer, software documenter Albacore shared screenshots of a new Ethereum wallet that Microsoft plans to integrate into its Edge browser.

 “The latest in upcoming features for Microsoft Edge, a cryptocurrency wallet. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this sort of thing being integrated into the browser.”

The screenshots indicate that Microsoft is rolling out a non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet that offers users sole control of their assets and private keys.

“This is a non-custodial wallet, which means you are in full control of your funds. We will not have access to your password or recovery key. It is integrated into Edge, which makes it easy to use without the need to install any extensions.”

The screenshots show that users can purchase crypto assets using American digital asset exchange Coinbase and web3 infrastructure company MoonPay.

Also seen in the images is support for browsing NFT markets, a news feature, and an option for users to choose between Edge’s built-in wallet or an extension wallet to manage their assets.

When asked for more details, a Microsoft spokesperson told BleepingComputer,

“At Microsoft, we regularly test new features to explore new experiences for our users. We look forward to learning and receiving feedback, but we have nothing more to share at this time.”