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How lucrative is web-based cryptojacking?

August 31, 2018

1 out of 500 of the one million most visited websites according to Alexa contains a web-based cryptominer that starts mining as soon as the website has been opened in the browser, researchers from the Braunschweig University of Technology have found.

Still, despite not being rare, web-based cryptojacking is not hugely lucrative.

“Based on the configuration of typical desktop computers and statistics about website visits, we estimate the revenue generated by individual miners in the Alexa ranking at a range of a few cents up to 340 USD per day under the current price of the respective cryptocurrencies,” they say.

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