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    https://twitter.com/thebookisclosed/status/1636759487829917698

    Albacore
    @thebookisclosed
    Newest in the gauntlet of questionable upcoming Microsoft Edge features, a crypto wallet đź’¸
    Not really sure how to feel about this kind of thing being baked into the default browser, what are your thoughts?
    More screenshots of the UI in the next tweet..

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    • #2544495

      The company is experimenting with many ideas, some of which may never see the light of day.

      Microsoft reportedly plans to turn Edge into a crypto and NFT wallet

      Albacore cautions that Microsoft builds and tests a lot of things that never see the light of day.

      “[The] Edge team are kings of throwing every imaginable thing at the wall and seeing if it sticks,” the researcher said. “The list of obsolete gimmick features that they tried and eventually removed is quite long.”

      Crypto Wallet Prototype Discovered Inside Microsoft Edge Browser

      Brave and other browsers already have this: How does Brave Wallet compare?

      The Edge Crypto Wallet Company may not be too impressed: Edgewallet.io

      Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1485 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

    • #2544505

      Edge : Microsoft to add crypto wallet and NFT

      In the first place, I have uninstalled Edge, and plan to keep it uninstalled.  In the second place, this is a service for which I have absolutely no need.

      I do use Samsung Wallet in conjunction with my financial institution for NFC transactions.  It requires my fingerprint to open Samsung Wallet, which opens my financial institution’s App, which again requires my fingerprint before it will activate NFC.

      As for crypto, in my view that is junk/spam/new-best-thing-ever.

      Create a fresh drive image before making system changes/Windows updates, in case you need to start over!
      We all have our own reasons for doing the things that we do. We don't all have to do the same things.

    • #2544607

      The company is experimenting with many ideas, some of which may never see the light of day.

      Even the idea that Microsoft is testing/experimenting with Wallet and NFT in Edge is sickening.
      Microsoft wants to harvest your money transaction, what was bought, where, when… in order to push ads and get a cut ?

      • #2544635

        Microsoft wants to harvest your money transaction, what was bought, where, when… in order to push ads and get a cut ?

        Is that what Brave already does?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1485 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

    • #2544734

      Is that what Brave already does?

      I use portable Brave with no wallet so I don’t know.

      • #2544741

        So that’s an unofficial version which lags behind the proper Brave browser by about three months for security and other updates?

        Windows 11 Pro version 22H2 build 22621.1485 + Microsoft 365 + Edge

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