Opera Web Browser is Reborn

Opera today announced the latest version of its web browser for Mac, Windows and Linux, codenamed Reborn 3.

“The web has transformed our lives,” Opera executive vice president Krystian Kolondra says. “We are now continuously online. But the more time we spend online, the more we need tools that help us control the security and privacy of our digital lives. With this major upgrade, we are taking the first step into Web 3, the new Web, where users are in control. We believe every browser in 2019 should be Web 3-ready.”

Opera 60, as the browser is officially named, includes the following features and changes.

Web 3 support. Described as the “blockchain-based Internet of the future,” Web 3 provides support for new types of transaction-based web applications. “Blockchain technology has evolved from just storing funds or speculation into a technology which will shape the Internet of tomorrow,” Kolondra notes.

Crypto Wallet support. The new Crypto Wallet in Opera syncs with the Crypto Wallet in the Opera browser for Android, providing users with a means to identify themselves to Web 3 websites or sign a blockchain transaction. Authorization occurs via the smartphone app.

Improved VPN. The unlimited browser VPN in Opera 60 is now faster than before and provides a secure, encrypted tunnel to protect user data hide their geographical location. It doesn’t require a log-in.

Updated design. In keeping with its view that the web browser user interface shouldn’t get in the way of the content that users are viewing, Opera 60 features a new borderless design with light and dark themes.

You can download Opera 60 from the Opera website.

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  • sqirrel99

    09 April, 2019 - 9:41 am

    <p>"Oh no, not again"</p>

  • IanYates82

    Premium Member
    09 April, 2019 - 9:54 am

    <p>Opera has been a very decent browser since they ditched their Presto engine and went to Blink. </p><p>For me as a Web dev I get the great Chrome debug tools, access to Chrome extensions and some of the Opera flair. </p><p>It's for similar reasons that the new Edge is also shaping up to be a great browser. </p>

  • Bats

    09 April, 2019 - 11:55 am

    <p>No thanks China! ?</p>

    • Xatom

      09 April, 2019 - 7:19 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#419409">In reply to Bats:</a></em></blockquote><p>please explain. thx</p>

      • SenorGravy

        Premium Member
        11 April, 2019 - 11:19 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#419562"><em>In reply to Xatom:</em></a><em> Opera is owned by a Chinese Investment Company named Golden Brick.</em></blockquote><p><br></p>

  • Stooks

    09 April, 2019 - 12:12 pm

    <p>Non starter.</p>

  • curtisspendlove

    09 April, 2019 - 12:58 pm

    <p>Ugh. “Web 3”. </p><p><br></p><p>:: shudder ::</p>

  • me

    09 April, 2019 - 2:57 pm

    <p>Opera &lt; Vivaldi</p>

  • mike2thel73

    09 April, 2019 - 3:26 pm

    <p>Microsoft is making waves switching to chromium….so these little birdies are yelling for more food.</p>

  • hrlngrv

    Premium Member
    09 April, 2019 - 8:28 pm

    <p>And just like that I'm no longer an Opera users.</p>

  • wocowboy

    Premium Member
    10 April, 2019 - 6:15 am

    <p>Opera contains a few weird quirks, such as instead of 2-finger swiping right or left on a touch mouse to go backwards and forwards a page, you have to hold down the right mouse button while dragging the entire mouse left or right. This is very inconvenient and not intuitive at all. Most browsers just simply support the 2-finger swipe, why does Opera not?</p>

  • skane2600

    10 April, 2019 - 2:09 pm

    <p>Write-ups for an earlier version said that the "VPN" was just a proxy not a true VPN. I wonder if that's still true.</p>

  • jim_may

    10 April, 2019 - 11:21 pm

    <p>Funny, when you download from the link it gives you the old version 58.</p>


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