Distributed miner

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A Bitcoin miner made from the pooled efforts of multiple computers, possibly without the computer user's knowledge.

Overview[edit]

Usually, the theory behind distributed miners consists of dividing work into workunits and sending them to various computers, who all report back with their work to be submitted en masse by a central processor. Alternatively, though, the computers can coordinate themselves to submit without any central puppetmaster.

Distributed Miners in the Wild[edit]

Stealthcoin employs a method not unlike this, where unused computers act as bitcoin miners. It currently does not, however, coordinate between bots.

Bitp.it uses distributed mining through a small bit of javascript running on browsers viewing a website

Bitcoin Plus allows the distributing of works amongst friends using their client, or through an embeddable website script

See Also on BitcoinWiki[edit]

Source[edit]

http://bitcoin.it/