Getting Into Crypto Currencies

I’m embarrassed to say that it took me this long to finally get into the Crypto Game – but I’m here now, and working on mining some Monero, on Matt Forney‘s advice.

And you’re helping me.

I have just finished installing the Coinhive plugin which borrows some of your CPU’s spare processing power any time you’re visiting this site.  It should be unnoticeable – just a bit of activity in the background – I have it throttled to the default setting of 70%.  In addition, I’ll be testing it out myself (why not mine my own coins, right?) so if there are any issues, hopefully I’ll notice them first.

If it causes any trouble, there’s a widget on the left-hand sidebar where you can disable it – alternatively, you can disable javascript for (and if you have NoScript as a plugin for your browser, you’ll need to enable it for the miner to work).

I’m also taking payment and donations in cryptocurrency – I currently have a Litecoin and Monero wallet – and will be updating the “Donations” page to reflect that.

For now, I just wanted to inform everybody of what’s going on, and thank you again for visiting my site.


Davis M.J. Aurini

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Davis M.J. Aurini

Trained as a Historian at McMaster University, and as an Infantry soldier in the Canadian Forces, I'm a Scholar, Author, Film Maker, and a God fearing Catholic, who loves women for their illogical nature.

6 Responses

  1. Dismal Farmer says:

    You should talk to a priest about this. Someone who understands Church teaching as regards financial transactions. There’s a…pretty strong argument out there that dealing in cryptocurrency is probably sinful. (Accepting payment by itself probably isn’t, but doing what you’re doing…eh. Talk to a priest you trust. If he says it’s ok…hey maybe those saying it’s sinful are wrong.)

  2. I don’t see how mining crypto using math is any different than mining gold using one’s muscles.

  3. NIdahoCatholic says:

    Can a person exchange crypto currency for regular fiat currency, aka dollars?

    Ann Barnhardt has some interesting comments on Bitcoin in recent podcasts.

  4. I’ve missed those, I’ll have to check them out.

    What I like about cryptos is that they’re designed to deny usury – there’s no central manipulation possible since nobody controls them. They’re even harder to control than a commodity market (see deBeers and diamonds). The fact that they’re mainly used for immoral purposes is a sign of their value; a good currency, like a good knife, does not make value judgments. Money is money is money, no matter who’s spending it, or what they’re spending it on. Anything else is slavery, forcing others to be good by restricting their choices.

  5. my only complaint is that these new coins and forks seem to be another form of money printing . rather than just bitcoin there are 1000+ of these coins and there are 20+ bitcoin forks

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