There are a lot of web miners - based on WebAssembly. Most of them mine Monero. Is there any special reason for that?

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Monero is one of the coins which use an ASIC resistant PoW algorithm (Cryptonight), which means ASICs for it are expensive to make, so CPU have a good shot at mining it, contrary to most other coins, where ASICs and/or GPUs leave CPUs with pretty much no chance.


Two reasons I can think of: addresses aren't traceable and its still (though barely) profitable/mine-able.

  • And dou you think, maybe because of its algo? Because it's based on cyrptonight. That's mean; Monero can be mined with CPUs and GPUs?
    – Cenk Ten
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 9:48
  • I think the 'being profitable' fills that. 3 1070's and a i7 here and its barely profitable at current difficulty.
    – Dave
    Commented Feb 14, 2018 at 17:25

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