The Digital Trade-Off: Advertisements or CPUs?
Consider this. Most desktops are pretty bored all day long, humming along at just 20-30% utilization. Why not just steal some extra percentages and send that compute off to a provider that needs it? Think of it as crowdsourcing your CPU off to do… what exactly?
Recently a website called The Pirate Bay (often used for providing copywritten materials for free, something I don’t recommend) started using this tactic to steal CPUs and send it off for bit mining. Bit mining is the process of contributing the CPUs needed to keep cryptocurrency markets, like BitCoin, afloat.