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Revision as of 06:23, 1 June 2011

Browser based mining is the practice of utilizing web browsers as bitcoin miners through means of plugins or scripts.


This concept was first reached by Bitcoin Plus, a cpu miner that is launched from the browser, requires no installation, and runs as a Java application. Additionally, this approach was done by Bitp.it as javascript which is designed to be embeddable in webpages to create a distributed server farm.

Bitcoin Plus Implementation

The miner connects to a pool and the payout method is pay-per-share. The pool's fee is 3%.

Requires Java 1.5 or higher. This miner app is not open source.

This software was announced on May 18, 2011[1].

Bitp.it Implementation

A user's computer is used by the website they are viewing, which has added Javascript to the <head> section of the site, as a distributed miner. Slush's pool is used as the pool which the distributed computer connects to.

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