A set of screenshots posted by Twitter user @thebookisclosed suggest that Microsoft is introducing a built-in encrypted wallet to Microsoft Edge browser.
According to the screenshots, Microsoft aims to provide Edge customers with a “non-custodial wallet”, which means that cryptocurrency holders will not need to rely on third parties to store their private keys and passwords. Microsoft has stated that this project is its “entry into cryptocurrency and NFTs”, promising a more streamlined and secure experience without the need for third-party extensions, making interaction with Web3 easier.
The encrypted wallet in Microsoft Edge will display current balances and assets, transaction histories, connected applications, watchlists, and dedicated tabs for exploring the world of Web3, crypto, and NFTs. It will also integrate with Coinbase and MoonPay, allowing users to purchase coins and make payments to others.
The project is currently described as a “confidential project, and no details should be shared externally”.