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[–]renlok 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

These browser based miners are terrible they are very inefficient at the moment so the pay outs are crazy low. I run a pretty active site and tried one out for a a few weeks in the end it brought about 1 cent worth of the cryptocoin.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Were you using JSMiner? I just looked into Salon's mining, they are using the Coinhive miner which uses WebAssembly and they're claiming it's 65% as performant as a non-javascript miner. 1 cent seems awfully low.

[–]pitterpatterwater[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yeah, remember that both services make money from a small commission; if that was the case wouldn't they be out of business? However both companies are doing fairly well.

[–]renlok 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

I just checked my coinhive account and I lowed balled it quite a lot I actually ended up with about 0.005XMR which is worth about 1 USD but thats still a fair bit less from what I would expect to earn from ads. For the 65%, thats fair enough, but at the end of the day its still a CPU miner which are notoriously bad at the best of times.

I mean do what you want to pay for the site but I just feel that generally they're not worth using because of the low payout plus the negative stigma that they developed.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Totally fair. Thanks for the feedback.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (4 children)

Thanks for offering man that's awesome. I'd like to see this rolled out soon too. It's definitely on our radar.

[–]pitterpatterwater[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (3 children)

Seems pretty decent; perhaps you could give Saidit gold for a certain ammount of mining? Like an exchange rate for a few dollars' worth of mining and the equivalent amount of Saidit gold if you had just purchased it?

You'll have to tinker around so that the optional mining doesn't use much CPU; if this takes off users will be fine with running a low CPU-usage miner while they browse. If the site takes off people will be spending a couple hours each day browsing as a habit, so the lower rate of mining per user shouldn't matter much.

[–]d3rr 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (2 children)

Seems pretty decent; perhaps you could give Saidit gold for a certain ammount of mining?

Cool idea, if we're able to see which users ran the miner. Might take some custom code but gold sounds like a great free to us incentive.

I was imagining mining happening in a secondary tab rather than as you browse the site, but maybe you're onto something.

[–]pitterpatterwater[S] 3 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 0 funny4 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

You'll have to make sure that the mining stays constant despite the number of tabs, though, so like if you have two tabs open that isn't doing double the mining and thus double the cpu; perhaps make mining only happen in the active tab, or do something with JS workers so that only one mining process runs regardless of how many tabs are open.

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

I was imagining mining happening in a secondary tab rather than as you browse the site, but maybe you're onto something.

I think this'd be fine as long as users know it's happening and can easily turn it off. Or both could be an option. I like having it as a separate tab, that way it's super easy to control. But it might be cool to integrate it as a background task too.

[–]d3rr 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

You still around? Do you still want this feature? Prices are so low these days, I donno.

[–]pitterpatterwater[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Yeah, it'd help people contribute to Saidit.