Can I get sued when using an opt-in (prompt the user to accept before starting the miner) crypto miner like coinhive or mineralt on my website in the US/EU?

  • Why would the user accept that, unless they simply misunderstand the question and answer "Yes" for the sake of it?
    – Greendrake
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 12:41
  • @Greendrake "Thanks for using our site. We are trying our best to fund our service. Please help us by allowing us to mine cryptocurrency in your browser during your stay on our website"
    – Tom M
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 12:45
  • @Greendrake It is sometimes used in place of intrusive ads, or can be used as a proof-of-work system to prevent DoS in place of annoying captchas. Especially now that browsers are beginning to support asm.js, mining can be done at nearly native speeds even for brief periods.
    – forest
    Commented Feb 21, 2019 at 8:34
  • Related: law.stackexchange.com/q/27343 Commented Sep 17, 2020 at 11:42


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