Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency

  1. Brink's Avatar
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    Razer SoftMiner uses your GPU to mine cryptocurrency


    Yesterday I had a total what the heck moment when I received a message from forum user Angantyr informing me that Razer partnered with a company called "GammaNow", their plans are this, they want you to use their mining software. You mine for it, and Razer keeps the coins.

    You, however, would receive points in a loyalty program for some discounts. So let me reiterate, Razer wants you to dig crypto coins in exchange for a discount at the company. Users would use their computers to create digital coins, although they are not allowed to keep them themselves. The project is called Softminer. Users can download a program that uses the hardware of their system to extract cryptocurrency. These are coins that resemble Ethereum coins...


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  2. Cliff S's Avatar
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    This is gonna come back, and bite them in their ASIC(crypto humor)
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  3. ThrashZone's Avatar
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    Hi,
    Might as well have this thread here too
    Protecting yourself from In-Browser Miners Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    MS bought github and now is gitlab did that effect why list wasn't updated for a while ?
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  4. AndreTen's Avatar
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    ThrashZone said: View Post
    Hi,
    Might as well have this thread here too
    Protecting yourself from In-Browser Miners Solved - Windows 10 Forums

    MS bought github and now is gitlab did that effect why list wasn't updated for a while ?
    Don't thinks so, as the hosts (not hosts_browsers) list was updated several times, and it is on the same site. Maybe is just like others often point out, that mining protection is mostly part of the browsers this days.
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  5. Faith's Avatar
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    What was their motto again. For gamers... by.. gamers?
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    Cliff S said: View Post
    This is gonna come back, and bite them in their ASIC(crypto humor)
    Razer faces backlash after asking gamers to mine cryptocurrency for rewards | ZDNet

    You called it
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