Crypto Currency Mining
I’m using this blog post to announce that I’ve installed a new plugin on this on this WordPress site. The plugin will mine some crypto currency for me, with your CPU. The plugin is configured to only use a very small amount of your CPU, you should not notice it. However, if you feel the load to be too heavy, or just don’t want to support me by giving a few CPU cycles for me, you can stop the mining code with just a click.
Mining with the plugin
You’ll find the link a the bottom of the page you’re on, just under the comments section:
If you choose to not support this site, your cookie should remember your choice, and on your next visit, the mining should not start. Although, you can trigger it if you changed your mind:
Mining with the page
I also created a new page that you can use to mine for me as well, but this time, you’ll have access to some parameters:
- Number of threads
You can use this to mine more efficiently if you wish to do so.
Crypto Currency Mining Technical Details
For those of you who owns WordPress site and are interested in this monetization method for combining with ads, or maybe completely remove ads, I will share how to implement this.
First, you need a CoinHive account. Then once logged in, you need to create a site, this site will help you track down statistics if you have multiple mining places. I have two, one for the plugin, and another one for the page, this will allow me to know how people mine on my site.
Each site has its own key, you’ll use one in the plugin settings, and the other one, in the page:
You can find the plugin here. You can navigate through the tabs to configure other options.
For the page, you need to use the code provided by CoinHive in their documentation.
I’m trying it to see if it can be a real alternative to ads. I think it’s less intrusive, less invasive, and it won’t track your to display ads based on your history.