It took them some time to figure it out, but eventually the software stabilized and started making huge profits to webmasters with lots of visitors. And that’s what makes it so interesting:
With such practicality, a wise webmaster can easily spot this is an ads alternative. And depending on the type of content and number of visits- this can be a much more profitable alternative.
I think JS mining is a great idea. I don’t use it on this website since it’s still new, but I think this can be a perfect earning strategy for websites that offer streaming and/or tons of visitors(like the news Bitcoin sites).
Plus, you’re using the user hardware and bandwidth to display him your ad, while trying to persuade him to click on it and bring you a profit.
How to make JS mining Ethical
There will always be haters, but if you think about it, this is easily achievable:
- Get a user consent. The user consent is one and only thing required for JS mining to become ethical. If you explain to your visitors that by proceeding to your website they are going to mine with their web browser, then there is nothing unethical about JS mining on your website.
- Don’t be greedy. For me personally this is a very important one, although you may feel different. Most JS miners provide the intensity parameter, allowing you to set a percentage of visitors CPU power usage. This gives you the freedom in choosing how much you’re going to affect their performance. My rule of a thumb is up to 50% on non-greedy(light websites) that are primarily text based, while I like to go as low as 20% on resource hungry websites like streaming.
If you’re serious about your visitors satisfaction, you can even make something like a donation system. It’s not hard to get a user consent + allow him to choose how much of his hardware power you can use.