What will happen to mining on smartphones and computers

According to Nick Nguyen, vice president of products for Mozilla, the new version of the browser will protect users from malicious scripts like Coinhive.

Fraudulent hidden-mining practices are becoming increasingly common. Such programs interfere with user experience and slow down devices. Our goal is to make browser and internet usage in general safe.

Nguyen added that automatic protection against hidden mining will appear in Firefox version 63 and will be included in all future updates of the browser.

At the end of June, Google banned applications for mining, including hidden mining, from the Google Play store. Two months earlier, extensions in the Chrome browser had suffered the same fate.

Mining is good, but the hidden use of a computer’s power raises a lot of questions, both from users and law enforcement agencies. Perhaps Mozilla’s decision will contribute to cleaning up the market from unscrupulous players.