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Opera introduces bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

Oslo, Norway - January 22, 2018

Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own data centers, many web developers are increasingly using people’s computers and smartphones for this - often without their consent. The phenomenon is estimated to be affecting more than a billion people worldwide, causing their devices to run warm, become slower and eat up their batteries.

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Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

Oslo, Norway - January 9, 2018

Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

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New year, new browser - Opera 50 now protects users against Bitcoin mining with just one click

OSLO, Norway - January 4, 2018

Opera becomes the first major browser to add anti-cryptocurrency mining feature. In just one click, everyone can now protect themselves from falling prey to cryptojacking.

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  • Opera introduces bitcoin mining protection in its mobile browsers

    Oslo, Norway - January 22, 2018

    Cryptocurrencies, like Bitcoin, have become a hot topic and, with their surge in value, so has the mining for new coins, known as cryptocurrency mining. While some use their own data centers, many web developers are increasingly using people’s computers and smartphones for this - often without their consent. The phenomenon is estimated to be affecting more than a billion people worldwide, causing their devices to run warm, become slower and eat up their batteries.

    » Read more
  • Opera launches its new app, Opera News, in Africa

    Oslo, Norway - January 9, 2018

    Opera Software announced today the official launch of Opera News, a new AI-powered app which enables people to access their favorite news articles and hottest trending videos. The release of the new app follows Opera’s recent announcement that its AI-powered news service inside Opera Mini grew to more than 100 million active users in less than a year, showing an incredible interest in news globally.

    » Read more
  • New year, new browser - Opera 50 now protects users against Bitcoin mining with just one click

    OSLO, Norway - January 4, 2018

    Opera becomes the first major browser to add anti-cryptocurrency mining feature. In just one click, everyone can now protect themselves from falling prey to cryptojacking.

    » Read more