NoCoin: Opera web browser first to introduce crypto mining blocker

Otello Corporation owned web browser Opera has introduced a crypto-currency mining blocker feature in the latest version of their browser, Opera 50 is the first browser to block the anonymous crypto-currency mining process on your computer.

The new feature will defence against the cryptojackers or browser-based cryptocurrency miners that use a site visitor’s CPU without gaining the owner’s consent.

Opera says its new feature, called NoCoin, will block cryptocurrency mining attempts for Opera 50 users.

“Your CPU suddenly working at 100 percent capacity, the fan is going crazy for seemingly no reason and your battery quickly depleting might all be signs that someone is using your computer to mine for the cryptocurrency,” the company wrote in a blog post.

To enable the mining protection, users need to go to Settings or Preferences. The NoCoin (Cryptocurrency) setting can be found in Recommended lists of ad filters in the Block ads page.

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We have yet to see Google or Mozilla do something similar for their Chrome and Firefox browsers respectively.

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