- NortonLifeLock has launched a new feature dubbed Norton Crypto
- Norton Crypto will enable users to safely mine crypto, specifically Ethereum
- Select users will be invited to mine Ethereum beginning today
- Norton Crypto aims at easing the process of mining crypto by providing a secure platform to do so
NortonLifeLock, the parent company of the globally trusted antivirus of Norton, has announced a new feature that will allow users of its Norton 360 platform to mine cryptocurrency. According to the official press release, the new feature, aptly named Norton Crypto, will invite select users of Norton 360 to start mining Ethereum as soon as today June 3rd.
The CEO of NortonLifeLock, Vincent Pilette, went on to explain that the new Ethereum mining feature will provide a secure avenue for the company’s customers to mine digital assets using a brand they trust. Gagan Singh, the Chief Product Officer at NortonLifeLock, also added that Norton Crypto will allow users to easily turn the idle time on their PCs into an opportunity to mine digital assets with just a few clicks.
Ethereum Wallet Stored in the Norton Cloud
Norton Crypto goes a step further by offering wallet services thus removing the additional risk of potentially losing a personal hard drive with Ethereum earnings. The team at Norton Crypto explained the workings of the wallet service through the following statement.
Earnings are commonly stored directly on miners’ hard drives, where their digital wallet could be lost should it fail.
Norton Crypto delivers a secure, reliable way for consumers to mine for Ethereum without opening themselves and their devices up to these pitfalls. Once cryptocurrency has been earned, customers can track and transfer earnings into their Norton Crypto Wallet, which is stored in the cloud so it cannot be lost due to hard drive failure.
Norton Crypto to Be Available in the Coming Weeks, May Require Certain PC Requirements
The Norton Crypto Ethereum mining service will eventually be available to all Norton 360 customers in the coming weeks. In addition, the team at NortonLifeLock pointed out that Norton 360 customers may require certain PC hardware to run the new service.