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Razer wants to use your PC to mine cryptocurrency

Razer will reward you with its digital currency in exchange for using your GPU to mine crypto.

Published Wed, Dec 12 2018 6:14 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Razer's new revenue scheme gives you premium currency if you let it use your GPU for blockchain mining.

Razer wants to use your PC to mine cryptocurrency | TweakTown.com

Today Razer announced SoftMiner, a new way to indirectly monetize gamers while rewarding them with digital goods. Essentially Razer is asking to use your GPU to slowly mine crypto with a new program, and in exchange it'll give you Z Silver based on how many blocks you let it mine per day. Z Silver can be used to buy apparel, gift cards, and Razer peripherals like keyboards. The tech is powered by Gamma's technology that rewards you for tapping idle GPU power.

"When your computer is idle, the Razer SoftMiner desktop application utilizes your idle GPU processing power to supplement distributed network needs for the mining process. You will be rewarded with Razer Silver, which varies depending on the amount of idle time and strength of your hardware or graphics card," Razer wrote on the announcement page.

Let's take a quick look at the economics. Razer says users can earn up to 500 Z Silver a day. Unlocking a premium keyboard like t he Razer Huntsman Elite, which costs 196,000 Z Silver (retailing for $199), would take about 392 days to unlock. Ouch.

NEWS SOURCE:razer.com

Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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