Learn more about how crypto mining was possible in web browsers and how they managed to become flagged as malware by antivirus software!
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Crypto mining scripts worked very well back in 2018, there was also CoinHive, a big player in the market, with high quality scripts and service, which was shut down since then.
The reason why it shut down and the reason why browser crypto mining went downhill was because people saw the great potential it had and started abusing this tech like crazy. You could see websites with crypto mining firing up in the background, using all CPU cores with 100% usage, without asking any visitor consent. They practically had no limitation on settings, scripts could be set up to use as many resources as there were available on user machines.
AdBlockers picked this behavior up and started blocking the miner scripts. Even worse, antivirus companies picked this up also (and took it personally), they categorized all crypto miner scripts as malware. Since this happened, people get a warning from their AV program that the website they are using contains malware…
Crypto mining companies were hit like crazy by this, some tried to adapt and survive, some tried the nice way and were not running without user consent (but still, no change in AV behavior because of this), others tried obfuscating their scripts and hiding their presence from AVs (the smart ones still catch up).
Back then, i also jumped in on this idea, i found it very promising, even created 4 WordPress plugins that very specially designed for browser based crypto mining (for CoinHive, CoinImp, CryptoLoot and WebMinePool) but i had to shut down all these ideas because of the paradigm shift caused by greedy webmasters who used up all visitor CPU resources.
Even CodeCanyon removed all crypto miner scripts from their market (yes, before the change, they were accepting them also).
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