Feature Request: Edge Javascript CryptoMining Blocker

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With the rise of JavaScript cryptocurrency miners, websites have started to use the visitor's browser to mine coins. This can put unnecessary strain on the processor leading to decreased battery life and a potential slowdown of the visitor's computer. Hackers have even gone as far as inserting these scripts into credible company's websites Ex: Blackberry.com. 

 

The blocker would show a warning screen to the user that the site they are about to continue to uses their browser to mine coins. This would notify them of the risk and give them the option to continue if they desired.

 

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Good idea... third parties like minerBlock and NoCoin can be added as extensions, but s/b something Edge can natively add as easily.