Posts Tagged ‘web miner

CoinHive may stull be the most popular and misused service for website owners willing to monetize their website traffic with visitors mining crypto, but it is not the only one. In fact there are others that are trying to implement the website mining in a less obtrusive way, giving webmasters more control and warning visitors and letting them stop mining. One such service that we have recently checked out is Grid Cash that uses a web-based Monero (XMR) miner.

The service allows webmasters to fully customize the way the miner works, including control over the CPU load (resources used), so by lowering the usage you can easily make the miner less of a burden for the users. There are options to load the mining code locally, so it will not be easily blocked like when it is being loaded from a single remote host and of course the option to enable notification for users with an opt out feature. There is a detailed statistics available that helps you keep track of your earnings, though they depend a lot on how many visitors you get and for how long they stay on your website. We advise you not to try to abuse services like this one that uses your website visitor’s resources to mine for you as you’d most likely want to keep the visitors and increase them instead of driving them away, so proceed with caution when using services like these.

For more information and to check out the Grid Cash website mining service…

It seems that quite a lot of websites have recently got into crypto mining Monero (XMR) using the Javascript miner provided by Coin Hive without warning their users that there will be such a thing when you visit them. That of course cannot remain undiscovered for long time due to the increased CPU load when visiting these websites and it really is not the best thing to do and not tell your visitors… not to mention that you won’t be earning that much. You can offer them to open a separate window with the miner as a means to support your website, product or service and then everything could be fine, but not telling them and hoping that they will not find and will not get unhappy is really not fine. In fact besides the web miner that particular service also offers other interesting and useful ways to monetize your traffic with mining, namely the Proof of Work Captcha and PoW Shortlinks that you might want to check out… this post however is not about the XMR web miner.

This post is about JSEcoin that we have talked about last month as well. It is a project similar in a ways to Coin Hive, but it more than just a web-based miner for an existing crypto coin. It is a whole new crypto currency that can be mined with a dedicated web miner and that you can also embed in your website for your visitors to help support you by mining the coin. Soon after we covered the project they have shut down the function for users to try self mining as there was an influx of new users registering and trying it out, not really a surprise here. Now, a bit later the backend has been upgraded to meet the increased user demand and self mining is back and running just fine and seems more stable, though hashrate seems a bit low now.

The miner for JSEcoin does come with a built-in feature to let the users visiting a website that it is there and that some of their CPU resources will be used for mining. Unlike the XMR web miner that is pretty demanding and the hasrate is really not that high compared to a dedicated miner running on the same hardware here things are designed around the goal of using a web browser to mine the coin. Of course JSE coin is a new young project and still needs some time to develop and start bringing actual returns should you decide to sell any mined coins, it is riskier at this point, but can also be more rewarding in the long term. So if you are interested in the concept of web mining, then you should most definitely check this project out and give it a try as it is looking really promising even at this early stage of development.

For more information about the project JSEcoin and to give mining a try yourself…

Another interesting project that is apparently based on the CoinHive Monero (XMR) WebMiner that we recently mentioned here – a Chrome browser extension for mining Monero. The MoneroMiner Chrome Browser Extension as the name suggests is a browser extension that works on Chrome and mines XMR in the background while the browser is running. The extension requires you to register on a dedicated website and generate your own MoneroMiner API key in order to be able to use it. It is an interesting application for using the web-based miner code, however not that practical as far as mining goes as the performance you will get is nowhere near what a dedicated miner is capable of delivering on the same system. It is much more viable to have the mining code run by a lot of users that are willing to support you this way that just to mine using a single miner on your own computer.

For more details and to try out the MoneroMiner Chrome Browser Extension…