Comic Sans used in a serious document? Even if it's just on the graphics, I would find it very hard to take them seriously. I know they have to make them accessible and easy enough to read... but THAT font is just a piss-take.
You'll happily take it until phone fabs start blaming Bitcoin (BC) for phone fires, in turn raising prices.
Seriously though, unless these browser miners are put under control, the entire currency will soon be considered malware. Maybe this should affect BC value more than people would like you to ignore this issue.
Ignoring the issue? Have you noticed that the big BC players only pay attention to growth? Hmmm, funny how BC has no negative issues to pay attention to.
It's not BTC, it's Monero (XMR).
Monero is designed to be as anonymous as possible, and thus could be viewed as being a deliberate attempt at a "dark" crypto coin.
AFAIK it's only profitable to mine on a CPU, 10-20 cents profit per core every 24 hours for a Ryzen 5, Xeon or i7. That's with something written in C run locally, no idea what the coinhive code runs like.
Paying for a website with coin-mining is an interesting alternative to ads, but only while crypto-coinage has value. And for crypto-currencies, even more than the traditional sort, trust is everything. If people don't trust them, value drops rapidly to zero.
So, how does the accidental erasing of $300 million of crypto-dosh affect trust in all other crypto-currencies? We shall find out.
If you're feeling mean, I hope that someone will come up with a piece of code that infects the allows the miner in turn, allows it to run but corrupts it, feeding subtly incorrect results so that the parasites responsible find that their effort *and* their time has been wasted.
exactly! I don't get why it's not an straightfoward option when you visit a site. Even have an added bonus for keeping your machine running and the page open - 1 free day of pornhub premium for every 24 hours' mining... or a different site that has adverts, I guess.
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