As you may have noticed we are testing a Monero javascript miner.

This is only a test. We really want to get rid of all the ads. But we also need enough money to keep the site running.

Let us know what you think in the comments. Do you want ads or do you want to give away a few of your CPU cycles every time you visit the site?

Of course the mining can be blocked by a normal ad-blocker.

Note :
Initially there was a small typo so all CPU for a client was used. This should be corrected now so only 20-30% should be used.
Also it is restricted to run in one tab only so even if you have 10 tabs oven it will only be running in 1.

Posted 09-16 17:10 by admin


#1. contrail - 09-16 20:53
If, this can become a viable way to support the website without seeing porno I am in.
#2. Hiroven - 09-16 21:09
I think this is an interesting idea. Keeping users informed is essential though. Giving registered users possibility of choosing between ads and mining might be also viable (though most of them probably block ads). Having more options how to contribute is a great idea! I will gladly contribute by providing part of my CPU when visiting TPB (as opposed to ads, I dont like these especially due to privacy concerns).
#3. JiaDer - 09-16 23:54
最近~首頁(無操作)=>正常! 只要~一有任何操作(例如搜尋/等等)=>CPU=99%=電腦LAG到幾乎沒辦法動.怎會這樣呢???
#4. makintos13 - 09-17 04:18
we wont have a problem sharing few processes of our cpu for the galaxy most resilient site .. been here for many years least we could do this for tpb ... : 20 - 30% wont matter that much to most users imo :) #longliveTPB.
#5. chernye - 09-17 08:47
Unrelated to this but the Top 100 for the video section is not working properly, hasn't changed at all in 4 days or so and uploads dated as "today" are actually from day 13-14 of this month.
#6. P_O_O_P - 09-17 09:43
Some seconds is OK...You..POOP...have uploaded 1053 torrent;)
#7. Nobi1528 - 09-17 15:48
This is perfectly fine. If you go on TorrentFreak or other sites, people are actually positive about this. Afterall everyone downloading has to pay in some way or the other.
#8. FederalBureauOfPiracy - 09-17 16:33
Not an issue. As Nobi1528 said, everyone downloading free shit has to pay in some way or the other, and if few percent of our cpu for few seconds is all it needs then I'm all for it.

#9. nhereveri - 09-17 17:51
Agree on the overall goal, but not so on the way it runs without explicit knowledge / authorization of users. It is not a problem to use client resources, but should request CPU usage time to make the service more transparent. Do we want to cooperate? Well, give us 0, 1, 3 or 8 hours of processing, with the possibility of pausing the process.
#10. JiaDer - 09-18 09:08
首頁無操作=正常! 只要一操作~CPU=99-100%.電腦動不了!! 維修一下吧!!! 謝謝^^
Home no operation = normal! As long as an operation ~ CPU = 99-100%. The computer can not move !! Repair it! Thank you ^^
#11. JiaDer - 09-18 09:44
該死! 原來~它會跟Internet Explorer(IE) 衝突!!!
Damn it! It will conflict with Internet Explorer (IE) !!!
#12. EthanBB - 09-18 12:52
If this helps to remove the ads, I'm all in ... Just keep us informed.
#13. Conin - 09-18 13:21
I rather give you a few CPU cycles than being fed up with ads, but you just have to let us know first.
#14. Shadow - 09-18 14:41
It's an interesting way of not having to use ads, however, if this is successful, more sites will adopt it and suddenly you get up to 100% CPU usage if you leave a few tabs open.
#15. LarsJohnsson - 09-18 15:02
How about fixing the damn "Name View: Single / Double"
It hasn't worked for months!
I want Single view but it doesn't work!

If you started fixing the bugs, maybe people would be more accepting to allow ads or bitcoin mining.
#16. deer-spangle - 09-18 15:06
I'm in support of the switch from ads to js bitcoin mining, I might even leave some TPB tabs open when not at my machine to help out ^_^

(Although, as others are suggesting other fixes, I suspect high on the priority list should be fixing the 500 error when uploading torrents?)
#17. Zhangsun - 09-18 15:16
You didn't make an effort to let us know before hand?? you seem to lack respect for your users.

A 'little' typo?? either you are lying or have bad proofreading

All the bad press you've gotten seems well deserved.
I am keeping all coining scripts blocked, and will let the world know when you try other 'sneaky' tactics!

I would of GLADLY supported this.. but you screwed up... now suffer..
#18. Javede - 09-18 18:37
I love this idea. Any interest in either sharing or selling the code?
#19. P_O_O_P - 09-18 18:47

You have uploaded 1055 torrent(s)
#20. Capajebo - 09-18 23:20
fine with me/tested yesterday 2x for few mins, no lack on machine no heavy load on CPU.. TPB.1914
#21. JiaDer - 09-19 08:23
The Pirate Bay opened with IE(Internet Explorer), then the CPU will burst punch = 99-100%. Causes the computer can not operate smoothly!
Please fix it as soon as possible. Thanks!
#22. speedery - 09-19 09:24
I will support this step ....
#23. Horisarte - 09-19 16:29
I'm in.
#24. Keka_Umans - 09-19 18:57
@JiaDer: the mining script does not affect IE any more than another browser
And if you are still running a cached version of the site, then it still has a higher cpu usage
So clear your cache, try again, and if you still have an issue with it, turn it off.

@LarsJohnsson: right click on single, and open it in a new tab, not sure what causes the glitch
but that is how i make the cookie stick. Then you will have single view, not double
#25. JiaDer - 09-19 20:17
@Keka_Umans: 一直以來~我都習慣用IE(當然包含用IE開啟The Pirate Bay).以前沒這問題.最近1個禮拜以來.才出現這個問題的!(發現問題~反推回去~不然.我怎會知道是IE開=有問題@@)
用別的瀏覽器開啟The Pirate Bay.就是正常的=沒問題!(用別的瀏覽器.畫面/介面真是不習慣.熱鍵還有完全相反的.害我一直按錯!!!)
#26. BigDadE - 09-20 03:36
we advised everyone but you. now YOU suffer.
#27. apometron - 09-22 08:25
The only problem is my CPU is overheating. I need solve this so I can mine for PirateBay! =D I do not think is wrong. I prefer miner than advertisings. I love PirateBay! But I have one doubt. Why the magnet button is not working?
#28. QBcrusher - 09-23 19:21
This is actually a genius idea. We have needed a resilient revenue stream for controversial websites, and this is likely the solution. Sail strong TPB.

PS: If you could provide some info on your configuration, it may help some of us out :)
#29. politux - 09-24 15:06
I have been a TPB user and uploader since 2010. I have uploaded over 2,000 torrents to your site. Because this miner was implemented without consent I am not going to use TPB until it is removed. I don't think it was an appropriate action to take. It is easily blocked but that's not the point. It is the equivalent of executing code on someone's computer without their consent which is not ethical. Please remove the miner.
#30. triste2k - 09-26 21:13
It would be nice to have a turn off button visible on the initial page, left to on, but able to turn it off.
The sooner the porn and ads go away, the better. They are a liability and a risk. If possible, it would be nice to have a 10/20/30% CPU power switcher. But again, it should clearly stated this mining is happenin, kind of the cookies button on some other sites.
#31. alexclark - 09-27 21:35
I hate ads. I don't mind giving 30% CPU. I would like to be notified though.

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