Most Mac users will prefer to pay money for access to all functionalities of the app than get them for free in exchange for mining cryptocurrency. This poll conducted by 9To5Mac among its readers. According to the results, the number of respondents nepriemyshi mining on their computers, very close to 80%.
The remaining 20% said they generally approve of the idea of mining cryptocurrencies on their Mac if it saves them from having to pay for a subscription. “I have the two dozen premium apps that I open a couple of times a week for 5-10 minutes. I would prefer to allow them mine bitcoins instead to pay such money”, — writes a user by the name of Jake Stevens.
This survey has ripened in connection with a recent incident provoked by the developers of the Studio Qbix. They suggested that the users of branded applications Calendar 2 not to pay a cent for access to all its functions, agreeing to mining cryptocurrency Monero on the capacity of their Mac. Thus for two days it was mined coins for a total amount of $ 2,000.
Showing promise the experiment was terminated due to massive user complaints. According to them, the app is excessively loaded, the processor of the computer and not turning off when you try to ban mining. On the news of the abuse responded censors Apple and deleted Calendar 2 from the Mac App Store, explaining the low energy efficiency of the application.
To discuss a new model of monetization, invented by Qbix, in an official Telegram chat AppleInsider.ru. To learn more about the blockchain and crypto-currencies offer to visit the resource friendly 2bitcoins.ru.