Year 2017 saw sudden rise in cryptocurrency trading. People were not just buying cryptocurrencies, but there were people who invested bin on mining. We website owners also started mining Monero on the browsers of people who visited their websites.
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Coinhive is the website that lets people mine Monero on browser. Many website owners used this to monetize their websites. Hackers also hacked few big websites to inject their mining code and earn quick month. But use of YouTube ads to mine miners is a big news.
YouTube also acknowledged the misuse of its ads but claims that the infected ads were blocked within two hours. YouTube is the second most popular website and mining cryptocurrency on YouTube is really profitable. People visit YouTube frequently and spend hours there. So, the two hours of mining can give a good return.
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