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ASUS wants gamers to mine cryptocurrency when they don’t play games

ASUS is the latest technology giant to hop on the cryptocurrency mining bandwagon. The Taiwanese architect is now auspicious gamers to mine cryptocurrency when they’re not arena games.

Putting to use their idle clear cards, ASUS gamers will be able to mine cryptocurrency and cash out their balance through PayPal or WeChat. The aggregation has partnered with blockchain technology provider Quantumcloud, which has developed the mining software.

Details about which cryptocurrencies will be accessible to mine are cautiously missing from the announcement. According to ASUS though, the whole operation is GDPR-compliant, which means Quantumcloud doesn’t store any acute chump information.

There is also no acknowledgment of how much gamers can earn – and whether ASUS or Quantumcloud will keep any cut from their mining profits. We’ve asked ASUS about this and we’ll update our piece when we hear back.

In any case, gamers shouldn’t expect to make a affluence from this activity. “You won’t get rich quick, but you can earn some easy money with your idle GPUs,” Quantumcloud says on its website.

A abnegation in a press appear shared with Hard Fork notes that ASUS and Quantumcloud do not “guarantee that users of its software will make any balance or profit,” admonishing that users are amenable for “considering their own usage costs.” It’s funny how companies always hide those in the small print, right?

Hardware manufacturers entering blockchain

For the record, ASUS is hardly the only architect attractive to profit from the cryptocurrency hype.

Not so long ago, rival AMD launched a committed blockchain explainer page. But really, the whole thing was an busy business stunt to get people to buy its mining hardware.

It seems ASUS is simply arena catchup here.

Published November 29, 2018 — 14:11 UTC

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