Razer, the multi-billion dollar production producer, released a new program that lets players easily utilize their idle GPUs for my cryptocurrency. The capture of this seemingly simple program is, however, that users are not actually going to keep the crypto course they mine.
Razer Releases Cryptocurrency Mining Software Called SoftMiner
The new program, called SoftMiner, allows PC users to use their expensive GPUs while not using the computers, whether they are at school, sleeping or at work, and In exchange, Razer rewards them with something called "Razer Silver."
San Francisco and Singapore-based tech company announced the program in a tweet earlier this morning, marketing their new program as a way to earn rewards to do "nothing at all."
"Has a Razer Silver Rigger Rig at Home? Here's a new way to score Razer Silver: Start Razer SoftMiner on your PC and start clearing Silver – one step closer to the reward you want for nothing to do."  Once downloaded, it will automatically activate your PC's GPU when your computer is not in use and will pay Razer Silver rewards depending on how much crypto currency is recovered over a certain period of time. Razer has not specified which cryptocurrency will be diluted.
A good deal for Razer but not a good deal for users
Although SoftMiner serves as an easy way for users to get rewards that can be exchanged for "sought after Razer rewards like our latest peripherals, games, discount coupons and more, "users can run mining software themselves and pay their crypto currency for fiat currency.
Razer claims that with proper setup, users can generate up to 500 Razer Silver Credits per 24-hour period, which basically amounts to $ 1.67 per day worth of rewards based on a Razer Reward of $ 5 that costs 1500 credits .
The comments of the Razer SoftMiner announcement on Twitter signal that nobody is too excited about this new program.
A user wrote "Seriously? This is a beginning of April last year, joke?" While another user referred to the high price of electricity incurred during minecryption, saying, "I'll just send you the power bill to you [Razer] Every month, and have you paid. "
Another user criticized" trade deal "Razer offers users, calls it the" worst trade deal in trade history, maybe ever. "
Asus and Quantumcloud have recently launched a similar Program that gives players to my cryptocurrency use their idle graphics card, although their program allows users to pay the proceeds (minus a fee) to either their PayPal or WeChat accounts.
Although it is clear that SoftMiner is not the best deal for users, it signals a growing trend for technology companies that want to generate additional revenue through minecryption.
Programs like SoftMiner and the one offered by Asus can also introduce more people to the crypto markets and can act as a gateway that brings players into the world of crypto-currency mining.Selected image from Shutterstock.