Recently some websites have been in the news for deploying CoinHive without making their users aware of it. They have since pulled it down. Here are some articles about it:
- Showtime websites secretly mined user CPU for cryptocurrency
- CBS's Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers' web browsers
JSECoin describes itself as "cryptocurrency mined by webmasters built for everyone". JSECoins are supposed to be worth approximately $1 USD right now each, but no one knows the real value until they do an ICO after which point they will be listed on an exchange. Their ICO is planned for Q2 of 2018. Those who begin to mine JSECoin have no assurances that their rewards will be worth anything.
What the Heck