After a series of big names adopting Cryptocurrency, the famous antivirus company Norton has announced that it will allow its Norton 360 users to mine Cryptocurrency and store them online in Norton wallet. The company has taken this step to save users from a potential hack, as it claims many users have to turn off their antivirus programs when running a crypto miner program. Now the Norton 360 users will not need to shut down the antivirus but instead use inbuilt crypto miner of Norton to mine their favorite cryptocurrencies. For now, Norton has named only Ethereum for mining but has promised to add other popular coins in the future as well.
Apart from this, storing crypto in online wallets or locally is also risky when the computer is not secure. With the rise of the crypto industry, there has been a rise in hackers targeting systems for cryptocurrencies. To solve this, Norton has also come up with its “Norton wallet,” which will store your crypto assets in the secure cloud of Norton. And, of course, Norton will allow users to transfer the crypto to other wallets as well.
“As the crypto economy continues to become a more important part of our customers’ lives, we want to empower them to mine Cryptocurrency with Norton, a brand they trust. Norton Crypto is yet another innovative example of how we are expanding our Cyber Safety platform to protect our customers’ ever-evolving digital lives,” said Vincent Pilette, CEO of NortonLifeLock. Norton Crypto is currently in the testing phase and available to select customers but will soon be available to all Norton 360 customers in the coming weeks.