According to a report by Bleeping Computer, Microsoft is testing a new feature for its web browser Edge, which involves a non-custodial crypto wallet.
The testing was initially spotted by Microsoft sleuth Albacore, who tweeted screenshots of the wallet. During the testing phase, Microsoft’s non-custodial crypto wallet in Edge is probably only accessible to a limited number of users on the Microsoft Edge Dev Channel. As per Bleeping Computer’s assessment of the wallet, users will have complete control of their funds, and Microsoft will not be able to access their password or recovery key.
The screenshots tweeted by Albacore also showed integrations with Coinbase and Moonpay and support for NFTs and crypto swaps. Microsoft has reportedly partnered with Ethereum development studio Consensys to offer a built-in crypto swap feature between ether (ETH), Uniswap (UNI), the dai stablecoin (DAI), and the USD coin (USDC) and Tether (USDT) stablecoins.
While Microsoft has not officially announced the launch of a crypto wallet, the screenshots and partnership with Consensys suggest that the company is serious about exploring the possibilities of crypto. Other rival web browsers like Opera and Brave have already integrated several crypto features, including a built-in wallet. Microsoft has not commented on the potential release date for the wallet but stated that it is exploring new experiences for its customers and looks forward to collecting feedback during testing.