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Software Researcher Finds Secret Crypto Wallet in Microsoft Edge Browser – What's Going On?

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Microsoft has been quietly testing a built-in non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet for its Edge browser. According to screenshots shared by software researcher Albacore, Microsoft is experimenting with a built-in non-custodial crypto wallet that can be used for crypto payments or as a gateway to DeFi and Web3 applications.

The screenshots further depict a user interface for a cryptocurrency wallet, a decentralized application explorer, a news feed, and the ability to buy cryptocurrency through Coinbase and MoonPay. "This is a non-custodial wallet, meaning you are in complete control of your funds.

We will not have access to your password and recovery key. It is embedded in Edge, making it easy to use without installing any extension," Microsoft says during the onboarding process.While the wallet’s introductory pages do not indicate which cryptocurrencies are supported, one screenshot shows that users will have the option to manually add custom tokens.The screenshots suggest users would also be able to buy and browse NFTs across major marketplaces with the wallet. "Browse different marketplaces to find your first NFT, as you build your collection of NFTs, we’ll organize them here," the page related to NFTs reads.

Microsoft has not officially announced the wallet project. The experiments with a crypto wallet come as Microsoft has been involved with the crypto space in numerous ways.

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