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May 07, 2011, 04:25:37 AM

If someone writes a WebGL bitcoin miner in javascript, web sites could require the user to submit getworks instead of solving captchas.

good idea?
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May 07, 2011, 04:32:30 AM


"The powers of financial capitalism had another far-reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent meetings and conferences. The apex of the systems was to be the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world's central banks which were themselves private corporations. Each central bank...sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

- Carroll Quigley, CFR member, mentor to Bill Clinton, from 'Tragedy And Hope'
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May 08, 2011, 12:33:20 AM

A little more detailed answer...

A proof-of-work plugin exists for WordPress and probably others that is based on hashcash, so the same idea.

You could extend this idea to Bitcoin mining. Unfortunately not using WebGL though, as OpenGL doesn't include the programmability that CUDA or OpenCL do to make things fast and provide for good two-way communication, as far as I know.

I'm sure someone's toyed around with making a js snippet that has all of the website visitors perform a bit of CPU-mining while they are visiting or just for commenting. For a high-traffic site it would certainly be workable if the visitors are up for it. It would probably even be less intrusive than banner ads or CAPTCHAs.
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