How to get bitcoin through your computer. Choose your wallet
Are your favorite websites mining Bitcoin? Here's how to find out Some websites might be using your CPU to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin without your knowledge.
Taylor Martin Feb. PT Mining of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be lucrative. But there's a catch: it requires time and a lot of computing power.
If you could somehow spread those computing demands out among hundreds — and sometimes even thousands or millions — of unknowing users, it would greatly reduce the cost and time of mining expensive coins. As nefarious as that sounds, it's exactly what several websites were discovered to be doing by IT security company ESET in September last year.