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[–]renlok 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

These browser based miners are terrible they are very inefficient at the moment so the pay outs are crazy low. I run a pretty active site and tried one out for a a few weeks in the end it brought about 1 cent worth of the cryptocoin.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Were you using JSMiner? I just looked into Salon's mining, they are using the Coinhive miner which uses WebAssembly and they're claiming it's 65% as performant as a non-javascript miner. 1 cent seems awfully low.

[–]renlok 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I just checked my coinhive account and I lowed balled it quite a lot I actually ended up with about 0.005XMR which is worth about 1 USD but thats still a fair bit less from what I would expect to earn from ads. For the 65%, thats fair enough, but at the end of the day its still a CPU miner which are notoriously bad at the best of times.

I mean do what you want to pay for the site but I just feel that generally they're not worth using because of the low payout plus the negative stigma that they developed.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Totally fair. Thanks for the feedback.