The service made the headlines across the years because it was used by crooks to abuse computational resources of the victims that were visiting compromised websites hosting the
When unaware users visit compromised websites, the script starts using their computers’ processing power to mine
The company explained its decision with a statement published on its website, it argued that the mining process via internet browsers is no longer “economically viable.”
“We will discontinue our service on March 8, 2019. It has been a blast working on this project over the past 18 months, but to be completely honest, it isn’t economically viable anymore.” reads the announcement published by Coinhive.
“The drop in hash rate (over 50%) after the last Monero hard fork
Users’ dashboards will remain accessible until April 30, 2019 to allow users to withdraw the funds from their accounts if they are above the minimum payout threshold.
Cyber criminal organizations abused the service in many campaigns, in response to their fraudulent activities tech giants started banning