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Today, while I was watching a video on YouTube, I found the video on the bitdigger extension that mine bitcoins with chrome browser. I just want to know if it is fraud or legit? Is it possible to mine via JavaScript?

Edit: My computer is always turn on, let's say at least 20h in a day. Is it bad if I leave bitdigger run in a part?

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I just want to know is it fraud or legit?

I have never used it. But: It's not profitable. Big mining pools use ASICs to mine bitcoins. In the past, people used GPU. But mining in your browser means mining with CPU which is completly unprofitable as you will probably never be the first one with a hash of 20 zeros but you'll waste energy.

Is it possible mining via Javascript?

Yes. There is Coinhive. They offer a script you can implement in your website. And if a user with activated Javascript visits this site, the mining starts. But it's not bitcoin what is mined. It's Monero because it's much more profitable.

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Bitdigger extension is just launched for Google Chrome. Well, for me it seems to be a fraud as when we use use it, it internally calls coinhive.com which is a Java based Monero miner - not a "Bitcoin" miner. Then, how could they provide us Bitcoins for Monero. Monero is much cheaper than Bitcoin! Further, their putting up of condition that you will be paid only after gaining 0.0001BTC also increases the suspect.

Then, for the users of Coinhive, it is not profitable to do mining on your own computer, they provide very less pay per hash rate (your electricity and internet bill will be much more than you would earn!). If you have a bigger base and community then you can freely embed it to your website, otherwise it is not suggested. Moreover, this increases the chance of losing subscribers, as you try to use their CPU power for your own profit. I personally think AdSense is a better option to earn money than AuthedMine (Coinhive's official miner that says the opposite!).

  • TIP: Do not use these miners and all. They all are detected as viruses and blocked!

  • JOKE: AuthedMine says that it is not blocked by any ad-blocker. Just visit the site with your ad-blocker enabled - you will see the truth!!!

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no, this is totally fake.it only generate number not generate satoshi because bitcoin mining process used internet to create pool, but in bitdigger if you disable internet from router then mining process not stop, so i think this totally fake. don't install it...

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..This is very imformative and at the same time very disappointing for me, cause im a user of bitdigger for almost three months. that's why i shifted to pool mining. it's really fishy right now for me cause i checked their site and Monero (XMR) is the only one they "include" in their offers and i can't see any Bitcoin either.

  • I checked bitdigger extension.. and gauss what? they mined Monero. If bitdigger is not fraud then I think after you have mined 0.005xmr (as mentioned in extension) and they convert XMR into BTC and maybe transfer to your given wallet. – Phoenix404 Jan 28 '18 at 14:40

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