Is cryptocoin mining allowed ?

July 20, 2014 3.1k views

Well digitalocean service is like a treasure I already setted couple of droplets for my friends.

But, I wonder am I allowed to load my droplet cpus 100% ? (for mining)

I want to try some digital coin mining, I read somewhere here that it is not allowed but if I am purchasing a service is not it confusing that I cant fully use my service ?

Also there are couple of blog posts over the internet explaining how to use digitalocean for mining it means people are using it kind of.

I really appreacate digitalocean as it is cheapest yet virtual server hosting and I am totally having fun when configuring droplets.

1 comment
  • I've noticed that there isn't a definite answer here.

    On this page, it's noted that in the TOS section 12.1 ..."violation of any of these Terms of Service or any law, or if you misuse system resources, such as, by employing programs that consume excessive network capacity, CPU cycles, or disk IO."

    It's still an ambiguous response, as to what entails " programs that consume excessive network capacity, CPU cycles, or disk IO" isn't really defined.

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Guys the idea of mining less known digital coins is still actual and fun as they may get fame and value one day. For example two years ago litecoin cost was 1 cent per unit now it is 8 USD and there are nearly 60 different cryptocoin systems other then bitcoin and litecoin still waiting for their time to shine.

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You're a few years too late, CPU mining is useless now its all ASIC's and GPU's don't waste your time. Also yes you pay for X account cores you can do what you like with them.

Someone else asked this question a while back. The answer seemed to indicate that it would still cost you more than you would stand to make.

i personally believe u may do anything u want unless it's illegal
which is clearly not in your case, so go on

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