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Discussion on: Mining cryptocurrencies instead of having ads?

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I think the massive drain of battery & resources without consent will probably be a turn-off for the majority of users. They'll either use adblock to block this or just avoid sites that use coinhive. I do see this being a good opt-in alternative for ads for the minority of users that'll be OK with it. If that fits economically then I don't really see a reason not to offer that option to users.