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Rosh
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Crytomining web

Post by Rosh » Tue May 22, 2018 2:34 am

It just a thought I had, and I ask:

is viable a web in or outside ReactOS website, that uses visitor´s CPU with his/her consent to do bitcoint mining?
New web mark as bitcoins mining use for volunteer that would donate their CPU power.
Could be useful to get some bitcoins to ReactOS project?

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by Julcar » Wed May 23, 2018 9:04 am

You could instead mining the crypto on your pc and then donate your earns, ReactOS itself cannot get involved in these activities because is a foundation behind the development, and as a foundation, only can be maintained with third parties donations

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by erkinalp » Wed May 23, 2018 8:17 pm

Julcar is right, otherwise ReactOS Foundation become a bank and ReactOS would became a banking software.
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Re: Crytomining web

Post by Rosh » Thu May 24, 2018 12:09 am

So how dificul is to do a criptomining web that uses visitor`s CPU power?

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by binarymaster » Thu May 24, 2018 1:16 am

Rosh wrote:So how dificul is to do a criptomining web that uses visitor`s CPU power?
I think web cryptomining is useless, because the CPU performance is too low, comparing with GPU.

Also you couldn't execute arbitrary CPU instructions in browser, so it will slow down even more. And no matter how many people visit the site at the moment.

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by EmuandCo » Thu May 24, 2018 1:22 pm

I vote against doing that. I would tend to verbally kill anyone doing that on my CPU because I decided to visit a website. If you want donations, ask for em and nothing else is allowed.
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Re: Crytomining web

Post by middings » Fri May 25, 2018 12:42 am

I agree with EmaundCo. The cryptomining idea does not fit the Foundation's legal purposes. Running cryptomining software on the PCs of visitors to ReactOS.org will instantly give ReactOS a bad reputation in the FOSS developer community.

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by karlexceed » Fri May 25, 2018 3:00 pm

I've seen these things embedded in websites before and it's not something that happens automatically; you need to "OK" the thing to start, IIRC.

That said, I don't think the possible pennies-per-year payout is worth risking ROS's reputation, especially since it's an international project and not all nations are 100% cool with cryptocurrencies.

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by erkinalp » Fri May 25, 2018 9:30 pm

Financing an OS by doing reserve banking is not something doomed to succeed. Donations are voluntary. Reserve banking (even in cryptocurrency) implies force and unconsensual crypto mining can be considered levy in many jurisdictions.
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Re: Crytomining web

Post by Julcar » Tue May 29, 2018 11:59 am

As I said before, everyone is free to do the mining on his computer and then donate the earnings to ReactOS

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Re: Crytomining web

Post by Rosh » Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:24 am

Does ReactOS project accepts other cryptocurrencys than bitcoin: etherium for example?
Only bitcoin is listed in donate page.

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