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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Miner Blocker Browser Extensions ?>

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Miner Blocker Browser Extensions

JavaScript crypto miners have been around for quite a while. Monero (XMR), the crypto currency mined by these scripts was released in April 2014. As shown in the following figure, the increase in price of Bitcoin was coupled with increase in price of Ethereum and Monero. This jump led to these in browser miners being over emphasized in the media. Advertisements being replaced by miners Website administrators started including miner scripts in their websites. The more the user stays on…

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