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Javascript mining with Coinhive converts CPU into peanuts

Japanese man cuffed for illegally spreading the Coinhive code said he only managed to make around 5,000 Yen, or $45, from the scheme.


Masato Yasuda, 24, was told he'd be jailed for a year if he reoffended in the next three years over a scam that earned him just £34. The case is thought be the first criminal prosecution over so-called cryptojacking worldwide.

"While probably profitable for Coinhive, it remains questionable whether mining is a feasible alternative to ads," the researchers note."

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