Cryptocurrency mining works by using a computer’s hardware to perform complex calculations in return for a reward, normally bitcoins. These days, so much processing power is needed that only the largest server farms set up for this purpose are likely to return a significant profit, where the rewards far outweigh the cost of the huge amounts of electricity needed to power the hardware.
So it’s maybe a surprise to see that Norton 360 customers will soon be able to tap into the Ethereum mining feature. Norton are promoting the idea as a safe and easy way to start crypto mining, “an important parts of our customers lives”, by using your computers idle time. The Norton Crypto feature will include a secure crypto wallet feature.
You can read their press release here, and it will be interesting to see the take-up.