What’s all this about Credits and Mining and Crypto?

So maybe you have noticed we have added a fun section on our website, called credits. Before you go there, you might want to read first what it’s all about.

So we know many users just love to get free stuff, free trials, free offers, free services, etc. Unfortunately, some things cost just a bit too much to just give away. That’s the case with our services. Although we would love to just have everyone download, transfer and view files without paying, it just is not practical, as someone has to take care of paying the bill. As you know, servers on the Internet are real computers that cost money to turn on, and consume power, cooling and bandwidth, and all those things costs money.

We have banged our minds on finding ways to offset these costs. One way is, of course, with advertisements. Unfortunately, the revenue it brings is minuscule, barely worth the effort of setting up, let alone cover server costs. Others have tried with surveys and covering every inch with banners, but in the long run it’s the same result, the services close down.

But now there is a fun way to do deliver enough value to be worth it. It’s called “Crypto-Mining”. That means that if you have some computer resources available, and are willing to put them to some use, you can put them to generate “digital currency”. To put it in easy terms, your computer can use it’s CPU to calculate all the math necessary to generate small digital tokens that can be used as “money”!

Now, you might ask, “Wait! Is it torrenting or using my bandwidth??”. The answer is, NO, it does communicate with a central server, but that is just get which calculations to run, it does not send any personal information about you, or your account. It barely uses any bandwidth at all, just a few kilobytes (less than an image).

What it DOES use, is your CPU, and it uses it heavily. So we put in a pair of buttons to control how fast this process runs. If you find that your computer is too slow to use, press the ‘Slower’ button, and the process will scale back it’s efforts.

Another question is, “Ok, but how long will it take”? We have done tests, and this process generates about 1 cent per day. Yes, we know, it’s not that much, but if you let it run for a while, and/or if you use multiple computers, it accumulates enough to pay for our services! But you do have to let it run for a while…

Now, in a more practical way it would be better that you just scrimp a bit of money and spring for a Basic account, which let’s you transfer a lot of files for a full month… but if you want to play around with generating digital money, here’s a good and easy way to let your computer work for a change!