...still Very Clever and still not for me... by The Nutty Columnist

This week I received a text message from a dear friend, inviting me to this new crypto-based web browser with which we can earn Bitcoin. Running Brave myself, I hesitated to click the link to check the website, let alone try the browser! Though I was curious, priorities have to be set.


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Days passed before I gave in to my curiosity

Today was the day. While listening to a 24hrs album "Route One" by the Icelandic electronic band Sigur Ròs, I surfed to the main page of CryptoTab.

Album at Spotify: click me

Expecting a kinda clone to Brave, I was in for a surprise!

Yes, we can earn cryptos!

Sounds the same as Brave.

But what? We can mine as well?

Browser mining by good actors; Ones that give us the money for mining instead of going stealth mode to steal our computer resources! Wonderful!

But wait.... What?

We receive Bitcoin but we mine Monero?

Must be a Monero mining team trying to get some cheap compute power. Cleaver! Very very clever! I wouldn't be surprised whatever the team distributes to the miners, is a fraction of what they earn with the Monero miner. Though I wouldn't be surprised as well if their own margin is minimal. The world has so many faces. To learn the face of this team, one must do extensive research. Something I tend to leave to others, as much as I can :)

Affiliate income? Partnership Dashboards?

Fancy names for what turns out to be a referral program. One modelled after pyramids. Not that this pyramid has the chance of falling over. It's one of the more stable kinds. Interested? Just browse to the FAQ of CryptoTab or click me.

Time for some more - over the top - research.

FAQ tells us: "You need to earn at least 0.00001 BTC which is our minimum amount for withdrawing. It won't take long and you can probably reach this amount right on the first day! And it will take even less time if you invite friends to your mining network."

Really?
0.00001 BTC is like what...half a US dollar?

With a large pyramid down below us, it may be multifold, but still. A few dollars to let my beloved 3k$ laptop run wild all the time while sucking in lots and lots of electrons from the energy grid for the cost of a cup of coffee a day?

Feeling Nostalgic

Back in the days In the times of the early adopter PC's owners.

For the young readers: PC is Personal Computer

In those days, I provided my PC resources to the earliest of the earliest distributed computing project: SETI. SETI's goal was simple, searching for extraterrestrial life by scanning and processing the entire universe. In between, I was supporting the search for the next biggest prime number of the type: Mersenne. Another distributed compute project.

No crypto's on offer those days. No fiat. Not even some loyalty or game points. Nothing, Nada, Noppes. Contributions to these projects were plain and simple: a donation! Nothing more, Nothing less than that.

...SOOOOO much fun, I had!

For as long as two years I gave all my available compute resources while making the energy company very happy.

Back to Cryptos and Mining

The fun in providing compute resources for some decentralised project is gone. When money compensation comes into play, I leave it to others to provide compute resources for mining purposes.

Added to that, I like my Brave, and Safari, Firefox, Opera, Chrome bowsers too much; Five altogether. Can't handle another one :)

And last but not least: I LOVE a quiet house! The next laptop will be one without a fan altogether. Like a phone, but then with a big screen and a proper operating system. Hopefully, M2 chip-enabled.

You know what laptop I'm talking about?


in case you wanna know...

Did You Know?

Our own Trumpman got his own token! A bit of a shame he created one with another crypto-based social network. Bitclout, or something like that. Read his Tweet this afternoon. Too lazy to search for his post. It's in his blog: @trumpman.

To the LEO team

Apparently, LEO whales like Bitclout for the fact it gives each user its own token. Wouldn't it be a great idea to make such a feature available with LEO as well? Bridging Leo Finance with Leo DEX? Glueing both services with some code and voilá! When applying some glue between Bitclout and our side, we make it super easy for those users to walk the bridge to LEO and HIVE. Pretty cool huh?

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