1Opera 50 Web Browser Features Cryptocurrency Mining Protection
Unauthorized browser-based cryptocurrency mining has become a big problem in recent months, and it is a problem the Opera browser is now taking on in its latest release. On Jan. 4, Opera 50 was released with an anti-cryptocurrency mining feature built into the freely available web browser. The new release also now enables cryptocurrency users to automatically convert regular currency values into cryptocurrency. In addition, the built-in virtual private network (VPN) feature in Opera got a boost in the new version and is now hosted in Opera’s own data centers. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights of the Opera 50 release.
Opera 50 includes a built-in ad blocker that now provides protection against cryptocurrency mining. “We are fans of cryptocurrencies but we simply don’t accept that websites are using people’s computers to mine coins without their knowledge or consent,” Krystian Kolondra, head of Desktop Browser at Opera, stated. “With the new Opera 50, we want to kick off 2018 by providing people with a simple way to regain control of their computers.”
6VR Player Support
7Save as PDF
9Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
The Opera 50 desktop browser is freely available for Windows, macOS and Linux systems.