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Cryptojacking is Dying, But What’s Coming Next is Even Worse

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With shrinking profit margins and the closure of Coinhive, cryptojacking looks like it’s coming to an end. The in-browser Monero mining program was conceived as a means of legitimately monetizing web pages. Instead of plastering a web page with ads, the mining software harnessed a fraction of the computing power of each site visitor. The more people visited a site, the more processing power was siphoned to mine Monero, allowing site owners to profit without advertisements. Cryptojacking: Rise and Fall In theory, not a bad idea. In practice, the software went on to form the foundation of the notorious cryptojacking

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