Norton has added a cryptocurrency mining feature to its antivirus software. Users will be able to mine Ethereum while their computers are idle. Miners can track and transfer their crypto earnings to their Norton crypto wallet.
Antivirus software can mine crypto
NortonLifeLock (NASDAQ:NLOK), a global cybersecurity company, on Wednesday announced the launch of Norton Crypto, a cryptocurrency mining facility, on the Norton 360 platform. The company explained:
Norton Crypto provides a secure, reliable way for consumers to own Ethereum… Once the cryptocurrency is earned, customers can track and transfer earnings to their Norton Crypto Wallet, which is stored in the cloud, So it cannot be lost due to hard drive failure.
According to Norton Crypto’s terms and conditions, the crypto feature “allows you to use the computing power of your personal computer for low volume cryptocurrency mining while maintaining the high level of security provided by your subscription.” Mining software will run whenever the computer is idle.
“We will periodically transfer your allocation of crypto, if any, to a digital wallet that we create for you,” Norton explained. “Each of these transfers (commonly referred to as ‘payouts’) is subject to our fee for providing Norton Crypto mining software. Our fee is currently 15% of the crypto transferred to you.” Norton owns and operates its own mining pool.
Norton LifeLock CEO Vincent Pillett commented: “As the crypto economy continues to become an important part of our customers’ lives, we want to empower them to own cryptocurrency with Norton.”
Gagan Singh, Chief Product Officer, NortonLifeLock said:
We are proud to be the first consumer cybersecurity company that provides coin makers the ability to securely and easily convert idle time on their PC into an opportunity to earn digital currency.
The company further clarified that starting Thursday, “Norton 360 customers will be invited to Ethereum in Norton’s early adopter event,” adding that “Norton Crypto is expected to be available to all Norton 360 customers in the coming weeks.” have hope.”
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