The operators of Coinhive, the in-browser miner for Monero cryptocurrency, announced in a blog post last month that it was to shut down, saying that the project just wasn’t economically viable anymore.

The initial idea behind Coinhive was that it could become a replacement for the ubiquitous banner ads on websites; instead of making money from displaying ads, websites could use the Coinhive code to generate cryptocurrency by borrowing some of the processing power of the PCs that visited the sites.

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