- ASUS gamers can now mine blockchain-based virtual currency when not playing games
- The firm says gamers will be able to mine cryptoassets and cash out their earnings via PayPal or WeChat
- The firm is yet to specify which cryptos are mineable by users
ASUS, a Taiwan-based multinational company that manufactures motherboards, phone hardware, laptop computers and more, has joined forces with Quantumcloud, a startup that claims to make it possible for gamers to earn passive income with their idle GPUs, to enable ASUS users to make the most of their systems, reported TNW on November 29, 2018.
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To benefit from this innovation, users are required to install the Quantumcloud software on their systems.
Quantumcloud says its software works in compliance with the GDPR regulation, in essence, it doesn’t store users’ personal information.
While the ASUS-Quantumcloud crypto mining initiative may appear a forward-thinking maneuver, especially at a time when bitcoin mining profits have decreased significantly thanks to the ongoing cryptoassets price slump, the team has however reportedly failed to be explicit enough about their new system.
Neither ASUS nor Quantumcloud have mentioned the names of cryptos that will be mineable on their platform, the amount of money gamers can earn or even the commissions that come with the operation.
Quantumcloud has reportedly stated on its website that users should not expect to “get rich quick” with the system, but they will, however, “earn some easy money” with their idle GPUS.
Per a disclaimer reportedly shared with TNW, ASUS and Quantumcloud noted that they do not “guarantee that users will earn profits with the software,” adding that users’ are entirely responsible for “considering their own usage costs.”
It’s worth noting that ASUS has been creating innovative products targeted at making the firm a force to reckon with in the cryptocurrency mining space.
Earlier in May 2018, ASUS announced the launch of its H370 Mining Master Motherboard which the firm claims supports up to 20 GPUs on a single unit, giving bitcoin miners 20 times more mining power.