Asus Game Users Can Now Mine Cryptocurrencies
December 1, 2018 1:13 pm
Asus, the Taiwan based electronics company is now allowing the gamers to use their graphics cards to earn profits from cryptocurrency mining. On Thursday, the company announced that it has partnered with mining app provider Quantumcloud. The partnership aims to allow gamers to earn income by allowing access to their Asus graphics cards (or GPUs). The earnings will be paid out via PayPal or WeChat.
The application will use gamers’ GPUs to power cloud-based mining to generate profit collectively. The Quantumcloud’s website says that the app will also provide owners with a percentage of profit based on the amount of power they have earned.
Asus said that the privacy of customers’ financial data on the app is protected under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
“As part of its pledge to protect user data, Quantumcloud launched with GDPR compliance in place and does not require customers to create a unique login. Instead, customers use their existing PayPal or WeChat account to log in and collect their earnings.”
The announcement added that Quantumcloud does not guarantee that its software will make a profit for users. Earning rates may change based on the performance of the digital currency market.
Cryptocurrency miners will use their GPUs to mine cryptos individually or collectively in pools, using the software on their systems. Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin can’t be effectively mined with GPUs as it requires dedicated processors called ASICs.
Recently, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), one of one of the world’s popular computer graphics hardware firm has announced that it’s focusing on the crypto mining business as well. The firm announced that its graphics cards could also be used to mine cryptocurrencies.