Microsoft Plans To Employ A Built-In Crypto Wallet For Its Search Engine, Microsoft Edge

Blenda Rosen
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Microsoft is developing a built-in non-custodial Ethereum crypto wallet for Microsoft Edge that will allow users to receive and send cryptocurrencies and NFTs.  Public keys can be published with others to accept payments; however, private keys must be kept private and used to approve transactions when spending your bitcoin.

The new Microsoft Edge Crypto Wallet was brought to light by Microsoft sleuth Albacore, who tweeted several pictures and expressed surprise that it may become a new Microsoft Edge feature.  It has not yet been made accessible to Insiders, and it is most likely just accessible to Microsoft Edge Dev Channel users as part of a restricted test phase.

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Microsoft Edge’s Crypto Wallet Enables Ethereum Accounts

Microsoft Edge‘s Crypto Wallet, like all other cryptocurrency wallets, enables numerous Ethereum accounts and allows you to move between them as needed.  Users can choose to use the built-in Edge wallet or an Extension wallet as their primary crypto wallet based on how they wish to handle their holdings.

The Microsoft Edge crypto wallet may also link to decentralized apps (dApps) and features a news section to stay up with the newest cryptocurrency developments. Microsoft has collaborated with Consensys to provide an integrated cryptocurrency exchange capability between Ethereum, Uniswap, Dai Stablecoin, USD Coin, and Tether Coin.

Microsoft Officials Made Statements About the Crypto Wallet

Furthermore, strings in the Edge Developer release indicate that Redmond may include compatibility for a Bitcoin wallet in the future. ​”We want you to try out our first Web3 wallet and offer honest feedback along the way. You have the unique chance to influence our journey into cryptocurrencies and NFTs as the first testers,” Redmond stated.

When pressed for further information, a Microsoft official issued the following statement: “At Microsoft, we are always testing new features in order to provide our customers with fresh experiences. We are excited to learn from and collect feedback from clients, but we have nothing further to add at this time.”

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Blenda Rosen
By Blenda Rosen Financial Writer
Hi there! My name is Blenda, and I'm a Personal Finance and Markets Reporter at California/USA Today. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Business Administration and International Business, and I'm a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in California. My passion is creating personal finance content that resonates with my readers. I know from experience how daunting managing personal finances can be, and I aim to provide actionable advice that people can use to improve their financial situations. Whether it's budgeting, saving, investing, or retirement planning, I'm here to help my readers make informed decisions about their money. As a financial journalist, I'm always seeking to expand my knowledge and skills in the field. I'm particularly interested in areas like venture capital, startups, fintech, payment methods, and international banking. I believe that staying up-to-date on the latest developments in the industry is crucial to providing valuable insights to my readers.
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