Cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. One of the most popular cryptocurrency today is the Bitcoin. New units of cryptocurrency are generated by “mining” for them using miners. Users can do this on their own free-will utilizing self controlled hardware and software. Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and processors have been traditionally used to mine cryptocurrencies. Bitcoins are mined using specialized ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) hardwares. Monero, another cryptocurrency is special in the sense that it is ASIC resistant and hence can only be mined using a desktop CPU and GPU.
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These services can be implemented legitimately in a resource which will utilize computing and electrical resources of users who visit a webpage. Generally, these services share a part of the revenue generated via mining with the web site owners. This is one of the ways some web sites recently tried to ‘monetize’ their web sites.