I'm one of the countless people around the world who use Chrome as their default web browser. Through the Coinbase Earn promotion, I was aslo introduced to the Brave browser. I was impressed the most, however, with the new browser from Opera. Let's look at 4 reasons why you should try Opera 60 (codenamed Reborn 3)!
1. Web 3 Support
If online content of the past few years can be defined as Web 2 in nature (content that is easy to use, interactive, etc.) then the imminent transformation of online content can be identifined as Web 3. Although the definition of Web 3 is still evolving, Opera has described it as "a set of emerging technologies intersecting cryptocurrencies, blockchains and distributed systems that, together, extend the capabilities of the web we all use today in important and meaningful ways."
2. Built-in Crypto Wallet
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Opera is the first browser to offer a built-in crypto wallet. It can store Ether, and will automatically detect and show ERC20 compliant tokens. The wallet can also be shared between your desktop and mobile devices!
3. Built-in Ad Blocker
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Yes, most web browsers have ad blocker capabilities with extensions or add-ons, but this version of Opera offers a built-in ad blocker. To my knowledge, only one other browser offers built-in ad blocker services, which is the Brave browser. This feature can be toggled on or off within the browser toolbar.
4. Built-in VPN
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Who doesn't want more online privacy? The free VPN is my favorite feature added to this release of Opera. Users have the ability to select between "Optimal", "Europe", "Asia", or "Americas" as your virtual location. The VPN can be toggled on or off within the browser's address toolbar.
I can confirm the VPN works because my web-based e-mail identified a my device in different location when I logged in!
This post was written using Opera 60. I have been using it for a few days, but my plan is to write a review after using it for at least a week. Please keep you eyes out, and also take a look at some of my other posts! Thanks for your time.
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