We also offer a captcha-like service as well as a shortlink solution that is easy to implement on your site. These services, while fully supported, should only serve as an example of what’s possible. We are excited to see how you will use crypto lib service. We dream about it as an alternative to micro payments, artificial wait time in online games, intrusive ads and dubious marketing tactics.
They will pay you with just their CPU power. Will This Work On My Site? This prevents spam at an inconvenience that is comparable to a classic captcha. All with the added benefit of earning you money.
For an example, have a look at our signup page. See the detailed implementation guide in the documentation. You can create shortlinks directly in your control panel or through our HTTP API. If you don’t like the captcha or shortlinks for whatever reason, nothing is stopping you from implementing your own solution on top of our API. Users can solve hashes on your behalf in return for benefits you provide.
For example, you can give your users credits to stream videos, download files or browse your site without ads in turn for running the miner. See the documentation for the details. To mine Monero, you have to calculate hashes with an algorithm called Cryptonight. There are solutions to run the Cryptonight algorithm on a GPU instead, but the benefit is about 2x, not 10000x like for other algorithms used by Bitcoin or Ethereum. We’d like to further close this gap and are working on solutions to do so.