CI providers like GitLab, TravisCI, and Shippable are all worsening or shutting down their free tiers due to cryptocurrency mining attacks.

@Echedenyan
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Starts the era of decentralized communal invitation-only free CI?

Ephera
316d

Honestly, I’m surprised that it went mostly fine so far. If you can build source code, you can calculate anything you want. And cryptomining is certainly not the first task that could utilize strong hardware.

@Anachron
216d

I’ve said it before on https://lemmy.ml/post/61812:

I can only agree here. The problem with the current implementation is that they encourage hacks, exploits and all that stuff.

This can only be combated with another approach imo: Mining is not resource but time intensive. As in: No matter how many resources you throw at it, it doesn’t matter whether you run the “miner” on one or 200 computers, it will still generate the same sum.

On how to exactly implement this would be open to discussion, but it at least combats the current issues cryptocurrencies cause to the whole industry at large.

@phil_m
114d

Well partly true, it is resource intensive, the more resources you throw on it the more likely it is that you’ll win the next block (because you’ll have a higher hashrate compared to others) and thus more rewards.

Subversivo
115d

So, their run many parallel miners on a single machine and get the Dane result.

@Anachron
114d

That’s exactly my point. There should be a system that only allows one user/party to compute once, no matter how many instances of miners they spawn, no matter if on one computer or one hundred.

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