Coinbase will let you view your NFT collection in its browser wallet
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Today the company is bringing NFTs to the desktop browser. People who use Coinbase Wallet for desktop browsers will soon see a new tab called “NFTs,” which will let you access the non-fungible tokens (NFTs) associated with your wallet address.
In addition to the new NFT feature, Coinbase has been working on better support for testnets and alternative networks. While you can already switch between multiple networks from the settings, Coinbase Wallet will now display your token balances across all supported networks, such as Arbitrum, Avalanche, Binance Smart Chain, Fantom, Optimism, Polygon and xdai. It’s a sort of unified inbox for your crypto assets.
Coinbase Wallet will also support EIP-3085 (EIP stands for Ethereum Improvement Proposal). If a Coinbase Wallet interacts with a decentralized application that also supports EIP-3085, it’ll lead to a better user experience for the end user.
EIP-3085 allows dApp developers to suggest a specific network for a transaction. In other words, it makes it easier to interact with multiple networks.
The main advantage of using a self-custody wallet is that you’re not limited to what’s available in the app. You can connect to a third-party dApp using WalletLink, WalletConnect, etc.
But Coinbase has also integrated some decentralized exchanges directly in the Coinbase Wallet interface. Interestingly, Coinbase is using Uniswap and 0x for those trades. Coinbase collects a 1% fee on trades through its native DEX feature.
In many ways, Coinbase Wallet feels like Coinbase’s web3 initiative. The company wants to remain relevant as crypto users become more and more educated and start interacting with more dApps.