credit: USA today
Norton antivirus software will now allow people to mine their own cryptocurrency.
Mining for cryptocurrency up to now has been only for the more initiated users. It usually requires users to turn off antivirus software. Norton has decided to make this process a lot easier by allowing mining while also protecting machines.
What do we mean by mining?
To put it simply, it means that your computer completes a series of puzzles, linking bits of data around the world, thereby creating a new digital coin. It requires heavy machinery but your computer could do it slowly in the background and earn you some money. The faster your system, the faster and more profitable your mining will be.
Norton’s system will allow users to mine for Ethereum, not Bitcoin. Norton will then store the coins that are mined in a Coinbase wallet, which is also protected by Norton. This program will be available to a small group at first and to all users in the coming weeks.
Crypto mining is popping up in unusual places. Recently a carmaker announced an electric vehicle that can mine Dogecoin. What will they think of next?