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Opera now allows users to send crypto collectibles, such as CryptoKitties, directly from its recently announced in-browser crypto wallet. Claiming the feature is a first for the industry  – although other wallets do offer collectibles support, including MetaMask – the company said in a blog post today: “We believe that as an increasing portion of our lives moves …

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Firefox, the popular Web browser, will soon begin automatically blocking crypto mining malware scripts as part of a wider performance-enhancing push. The Mozilla Foundation, the not-for-profit organization behind the open-source browser, said Thursday that it intends to block trackers and other “harmful practices” in upcoming releases. Some of these features, such as the anti-tracking function, …

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In a first for the company, Opera is launching new browser software that has a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. The browser maker said Wednesday that its “new version of the Opera browser for Android… combines easy-to-use crypto wallet functionality with support for the Ethereum Web3 API.” The browser is currently in private beta, which the company …

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Cryptojacking – the act of hijacking a user’s computer to mine cryptocurrencies – is likely to “become a regular source of income for website owners,” the British government’s communications division warned Tuesday. The U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre, the technology wing of the Government Communications Headquarters, highlighted cryptojacking as a “significant” concern in its latest …

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Digital media publication Salon is offering its visitors an alternative to traditional online ads: allowing the site to use their computer processing power to mine cryptocurrency. In order to provide free content, Salon primarily depended on advertisements to run its servers, the company explained in a blog post published on Monday. However, digital ads are …

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Cryptocurrency mining malware embedded in websites is increasingly becoming a problem for smartphones, but the Opera web browser is trying to remove the threat for its users. Opera, which already introduced cryptocurrency miner protection in its desktop-based versions, is now putting the same feature into its smartphone browsers, the company announced Monday. The new feature …

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