Reading the headline made me think that there’s a business opportunity here. The ‘Freemium’ model usually relies on advertising to pay for the entry level, with upgrades to advert-free and feature enhanced models. Maybe some budding entrepreneur could add crypto-mining as an option and/or other distributed workloads so that users could opt-in to use their own compute power to pay for applications and content.
In effect, rather than advertising $$ powering the internet, it would be a slice of your energy and ISP bills that gets used to reward content creators.
Just a thought…
New public cloud security report detects a spike in cryptojacking, mismanaged cloud storage, account takeover, and major patches getting overlooked.