I was wondering how to have visitors on my website mine monero for me and if it is legal or not. I know that if I don't tell them its illegal, but I plan on telling them in the footer of my website. Thanks in advance.

  • I'm not a lawyer but I can't imagine a reason why it should be illegal even if you're not explicitly asking for their permissions. They're visiting your website after all. Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 13:41

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As long as you ask for their permission I can't see why it could be considered illegal. Coinhive considers it a viable alternative to adverts thus not illegal. In addition I don't think mining on peoples computers using a webpage is any worse than reselling customer information to advertisers.

  • Are there any alternatives to Coinhive? Other web miner scripts that I can insert to my html page? Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 15:28
  • @AncientBehemoth Sorry not aware of any
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    Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 21:56

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