ASUS is partnering with Quantumcloud, a startup with a software solution that allows gamers to use their idle graphics cards to mine cryptocurrency and receive a digital cash payout through PayPal or WeChat.
Asus says that Quantumcloud "stands apart from other mining apps by keeping customer data safe" and being easy to use. The company did not disclose which cryptocurrencies will be available to mine. However, it said that user data is protected and that no personal data will be logged. Quantumcloud launched with GDPR compliance in place and does not require customers to create a unique login. Instead, customers use their existing PayPal or WeChat account to log in and collect their earnings. To simplify the user experience, digital wallet management, cryptocurrency mining mix, currency conversions, and fiat transfers are all integrated into the back-end of the Quantumcloud software.
It is uncler how much gamers can earn – and whether ASUS or Quantumcloud will keep any cut from their mining profits.
On its webpage, Quantumcloud desribes a typical scenario - a gaming PC with a GTX 1070. "This system could generate more than 30000 Quantum dots every day, which would result in approximately USD$15 deposited in your account over the course of a month," the company says. Of course, the company says that "daily earnings fluctuates and is depending on your network environment, CPU/GPU and the level of usage."
In addition, both ASUS and Quantumcloud do not guarantee that users of its software will make any earnings or profit, warning that users are responsible for considering their own usage costs.
Quantumcloudc currently supports Geforce GTX1000/RADEON RX400 or later graphics cards. The software requires Windows 10 64bit with 4GB or above graphics card installed.
AMD has also launched a dedicated blockchain explainer page in order to get people to buy its mining hardware.