I’m sure a lot of you have read the news about Pirate Bay running a script on their website that uses its visitors’ computers to mine cryptocurrency for them. Here’s an article about it https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-website-runs-a-cryptocurrency-miner-170916/.
Basically, as far as I understand, if you visited the site, the script would use your computer’s processing and graphics card power to mine tiny amounts of cryptocurrency to the site’s wallet. A tiny amount individually but with thousands of visitors mining to one wallet, I imagine it adds up pretty quickly.
It got me thinking: what if I replace The Pocalypse’s ads with this script? I don’t know what kind of revenue it would produce or if it’d be worth it since visitors don’t stay for very long (a scene takes 5 minutes at most to view, right?). And, honestly, I don’t feel good about using your electricity to make revenue. Especially if I don’t tell you about it.
To be completely transparent, I don’t plan on using a script like this for The Pocalypse. But, it did pique my curiosity: what do you, as a visitor, think about script mining vs. ads? Would you be willing to use your computer to idly mine money for a site owner?
Thanks for your opinion and, again, I’m not gonna do it for the site and nothing’s changing :D Thank you for your support as always!
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