Taiwan-based tech giant ASUS has partnered with GPU mining platform Quantumcloud to allow users to mine crypto via their graphic cards, multinational tech media TechRadar reported Thursday, Nov. 30.
According to the agreement, ASUS graphic cards owners will be able to mine crypto through Quantumcloud software and withdraw earnings using PayPal or Chinese app WeChat.
The new partnership allows gamers to monetize idle GPUs when the units are not occupied by graphic-consuming processes by mining cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BTC).
However, Quatumcloud does not guarantee specific profits or outcomes for users, stating that users have to consider usage costs on their own, according to U.K.-based tech publication HEXUS.net. The GPU-mining startup claims to provide high standards of customer data protection compliant with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Earlier in November, ASUS teamed up with California-based semiconductor supplier AMD and other major tech companies to produce eight new crypto mining rigs. Partner companies reportedly include Sapphire, ASROCK, and MSI, among others.
In July, Cointelegraph reported that GPU prices were declining along with sinking prices in crypto markets. Other GPU manufacturers like Nvidia have been negatively affected by the current bear market. When the firm announced its Q3 results earlier this month, it revealed a “crypto hangover” due to disappearing sales to crypto miners.
Meanwhile, major crypto mining firms in China have reportedly started selling off their mining hardware by weight, following a recent collapse of crypto markets that began in mid-November.