Reply to post: Re: Because you can't be arsed

Hey girl, what's that behind your Windows task bar? Looks like a hidden crypto-miner...

d3vy Silver badge

Re: Because you can't be arsed

"Given that this coin mining software will need to be run across millions of devices to be worthwhile"

Actually with the curent trading price of monero you could probably get a fairly decent return from anything above 500 machines.

Generally I believe coinhive say that the to make it profitable vs adverts you need around 2000 users spending 10-20 mins on your site (Its been a while since I read this so it might not be accurate still) so if you can trick users into running the script for a few HOURS then you will need far fewer people.

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