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Can public Bitcoin mining be a revenue stream?

Cryptocurrency mining has become the focus in the blockchain community after several high traffic sites were caught mining bitcoins with a user’s computer.

Latest reports have already revealed that there around 500 million computers unknowingly mining cryptocurrencies.

“Research by ad blocking firm AdGuard found 220 popular websites with an aggregated audience of half a billion people use so-called crypto-mining scripts when a user opens their main page,” a recent article by Newsweek revealed.

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Africa has not been left out. Memeburn, a tech news site, Business Daily Africa, an online business publication, and entertainment site Nairobi Wire have all been caught hosting crypto-mining scripts. Memeburn however denied that the company placed the mining script intentionally.

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Vincent Matinde is an international IT Journalist highlighting African innovations in the technology scene.

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