Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 01, 2013

E-Sports League Mined Bitcoins with Subscribers' Computers

Distributed computing is cool...except when it is done without your permission by some asshat...that was mining Bitcoin. roll eyes (sarcastic)

ESEA League, one of the largest PC gaming leagues, has admitted to putting code into the league's client software to "mine" bitcoins, the open-source Internet currency now exchanging for around $130 per. Further inspection, Thunberg said, discovered that the code had been running for more than two weeks and that about 29 bitcoins had been mined, worth $3,600.