Taiwan-based computer giant ASUS announced this week that it has partnered with Quantum Cloud, a platform that allows gamers to utilize idle GPUs to earn low-maintenance income through cryptocurrency mining.

According to the announcement, the new partnership will allow ASUS GPU owners, who are quite often gamers, to mine cryptocurrency when not using their rigs with automated cash out via PayPal or WeChat accounts.

This system is made possible via Quantum Cloud’s platform, which manages digital wallets, cryptocurrency mining (based on profitability), currency conversions and transfers. However, given that the current global hashrates for the majority of major GPU-friendly coins are astronomically high, gamers should not expect any real income from this activity.

Based on the nature of the payment system, it looks like ASUS is quietly making a play to begin accruing cryptocurrency, which is perhaps not the worst idea given most are down more than 80% in 2018.

However, this was likely designed as a PR stunt rather than a real revenue stream based on current mining economics.

More: ASUS Announces Partnership with Quantumcloud
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Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.