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Pirate Bay is Mining Cryptocurrency Again But Forum Staff Aren’t Worried

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:43 pm

Story : https://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-is-mining-cryptocurrency-again-but-forum





Last year The Pirate Bay caused controversy by embedding a cryptocurrency miner to generate revenue. The site has experimented off and on since and has recently established another miner. While users might prefer for it not be there, a TPB moderator says it's easily blocked and anyone spending more than a couple of minutes on the site "is doing it wrong."

With pirate sites finding themselves squeezed by initiatives designed to deprive them of advertising cash, many have turned to more creative ways of generating revenue.

Last September, users of The Pirate Bay complained that their CPU usage increased dramatically when they browsed certain Pirate Bay pages. It was later revealed that the site had implemented a Monero cryptocurrency miner provided by Coinhive.

The development generated negative publicity which nudged the site’s operators to issue a statement.







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