Welcome to “Who Is Mining?”

๐Ÿ˜ƒ What is whoismining.com?

Who is Mining is a simple tool where you can check whether a website is mining crpytocurrencies using your browser.

There is a specific name for this activity, and it’s called Cryptojacking ๐Ÿค”

What is Cryptojacking anyway?

Cryptojacking is defined as the secret use of your computing device to mine cryptocurrency.

Cryptojacking used to be confined to the victim unknowingly installing a program that secretly mines cryptocurrency.

In-browser cryptojacking doesnโ€™t need a program to be installed. ๐Ÿ’ป Doing currency mining on your own machine is perfectly legit. Basically, youโ€™re solving gnarly math problems to verify transactions; in return, you get some new coins. But the Showtime cryptojacker tapped into the CPUs of unsuspecting viewers and used their spare cycles to do the spadework ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Jackers pick so many pockets at once that the cost per victim is minimal: a fraction of a cent in electricity and only a slight dip in computer performance (if done right). Whatโ€™s more, browser-based mining isnโ€™t all bad: The script was created by a company called Coinhive as a revenue alternative to ads on websites.