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Don’t want to browser mine? Don’t agree and go back to watching ads or other activities. Again, we get more money from the video ads and surveys so please do that instead. This is simply an option for people with gaming rigs that hate watching advertisements and taking those said surveys and still earn points for gift cards and game points. We can’t state this enough you aren’t one of those people, go back to watching ads. (link to page)
Yes, if you use Malwarebytes or other software the following page after this will cause them to fire up alerts. However, we hate Malware as much as the next person and have done a lot of scans on our gaming computers to make sure this wasn’t infecting them with something. As far as we can tell it does not install anything according to Hitman Pro, but it does complain about Amazon Music app for some reason.
The difference between cryptojacking and cryptomining is that cryptojacking does not inform the user of the use of the miner nor allows the user to control how much.
Consider this our informing and of the end user yes, we give points for Coinhive hashes mined by the end user. If you see a silent miner anywhere on our site, please inform us as something has gone wrong.
Also UNICEF (yes one of the highest rated charities in the world) runs Coinhive on one of their sites to accept donations of CPU power for children in need.
From UNICEF’s TheHopePage.org:
“The longer you stay on the page and the more processor power you donate, the more algorithms get solved, which earns cryptocurrency. Mining is perfectly safe for your computer. If you’re ever worried about power consumption, turn down the amount of processing power you’re donating.”
If Charities have gone rogue then I suppose what are they doing with the real donations?
Also Salon.com also uses it for people who use block ads.
This is simply an option for people with gaming rigs that hate watching advertisements and taking those said surveys and still earn points for gift cards and game points. We can’t state this enough you aren’t one of those people, go back to watching ads.
The following is the formal disclaimer which you agree to if you hit agree:
We are pioneering a new way to monetize content by using Coinhive. Instead of just showing advertising in exchange for points, you can use some of your CPU power to help the site earn money through the mining of Monero which the site will use to fund development, pay expenses, and put towards creating monetization for the content creators.
To do this, VidYen would like to use your computing power and we want your consent for doing so. This is completely voluntary and not required to receive points as you can always earn points organically by publishing content. We strive to ensure this process is transparent and inform you when our site is using this method to monetize the site.
Again, this action is not required to access any part of the site and you can still earn VidYen through other means..
Note: If you are on a mobile device, this may drain your battery and/or if you run the miner at 100%, it may cause your computer to overheat so we recommend only using low settings unless you are sure that you have proper cooling for your computer. By default, we have set the usage at 10% of your CPU which is less than an intensive video game.You need to be logged in to consent!
The above disclaimer is GPLv2 so anyone using Coinhive with the VYPS plugin on their own WordPress site may use this disclaimer as long as they use Coinhive ethically and with consent.