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I bet Laslo Hanyecz wishes he paid for his two large pizzas from Papa John’s with stablecoins instead of Bitcoin back in 2010. “I’ll pay 10,000 Bitcoins for a couple of pizzas”, he posted on a Bitcointalk chat forum. A 19-year old California student filled the order making the transaction the first physical purchase made...

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When my kids were born, I immediately set up gmail accounts for each of them using their nicknames. I’d email observations to their accounts of their first everything, along with photos of moments captured on my mobile. As they grew, I sent audio messages of them reciting poems or silly stories in their raspy, caveman...

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At a dinner party I recently attended, the conversation quickly turned to minting NFTs and debating the longevity of this phenomenon. Naturally, guests wanted to mint their own then sell for millions. Then someone asked me for advice and “insider secrets”. I smiled and airdropped my previous Opera blogs; Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, NFTs; Everything I Don’t...

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Today Coinbase ($COIN) marks the largest direct listing IPO in history, valued privately at $100B (joins Target, Goldman Sachs, GE, and BlackRock) with over 56M users. Certainly monumental numbers, but what’s the story?  Coinbase is an exchange for only cryptocurrencies.  The mindblowing market cap brings pure crypto exposure to the masses in really easy steps....

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You read about blockchain technology a few years ago and were confused. This year, you listened to friends brag about 8x BTC and ETH gains, year over. Now you are annoyed with NFT hype because you can’t understand why anyone would buy virtual art. Before you dismiss blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs forever, read on. All...

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Exquisite Pairing A perfect weekend could include both Opera and Football without a sigh of dread or compromise. We’ve made it simple for you to be the hero and enjoy both at the same time without leaving quarantine.  Welcome to Opera browser with over 380 million users worldwide, striving to make new technology and games...

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Opera supports IPFS. IPFS is a peer-to-peer protocol that changes the way files are distributed and retrieved through “content based addressing”. Imagine your files not being stored on a single server but rather on an encrypted, immutable blockchain.

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It’s hard to imagine our lives without devices and connectivity. Where should we pick up friends at the chaotic airport arrival area? Which takeaway Indian restaurant is closest? Can I send money to my best friend who lost his wallet in Ibiza? I’d like to check in on my apartment while I’m away, can I...

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