Cryptojacking campaigns have been a major problem for people who unknowingly find themselves mining cryptocurrency. But after March 8, these campaigns will have scaled down although not for long.
The drop in harsh rate after the last Monero hard fork hit us hard. This and the announced hard fork and algorithm upgrade of the Monero network on March 9 has led us to the conclusion that we need to discontinue Coinhive. Mining will not be operable anymore after March 8, 2019. Your dashboard will still be accessible until April 30, 2019, so you will be able to initiate your payouts if your balance is above the minimum payout threshold.
Cryptojacking campaigns have not only affected computer browsers but they have found their way into applications on Google Play and Windows Store. With Coinhive officially shutting down their service and Monero upgrading its network, the cryptojacking campaigns relying on Coinhive will also have to shut down.
However, a cryptojacking free environment will be hard to maintain since there are Coinhive alternatives in existence.
Do you think it’s possible to completely eradicate cryptojacking campaigns?
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