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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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Decentralization

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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Gaming can take up a lot of your computer’s resources, and trying to run other programs, like your browser, can cause problems. Opera GX solves this problem by allowing you to manage your computer’s CPU, RAM and network. A modest gaming rig can easily cost several hundred dollars, and high-end systems cost much more, sometimes...

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The humble web browser is a critical tool for today’s bloggers. Many embrace the flexibility of remote work. If you’re a blogger, your browser may feel like more of an office to you than any physical space. But what can a browser do to make blogging easier and more efficient? How to share notes between...

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Today there are more gamers in the world than ever. There are so many people playing video games that there’s an entire industry dedicated to watching video games as other people play. It makes sense if you think about it, really. While it’s fun to play sports, that doesn’t stop millions around the world from...

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