NortonLifeLock to Finish Antivirus Crypto-Mining Resulting from Ethereum Merge

NortonLifeLock is shutting down a cryptocurrency miner that runs on its antivirus product. 

The corporate is citing Ethereum’s change to a “Proof-of-Stake” mannequin, which can section out GPU-based mining for the cryptocurrency. The approaching transition, also called the Merge, is slated to happen as quickly as Thursday, Sept. 15. 

“On account of the upcoming Ethereum Merge(Opens in a brand new window) altering how Ether might be mined, GPU mining will not be doable, which is why Norton/Avira Crypto mining can be disabled on our platform on September 14 at 9 am EST,” an organization spokesperson instructed PCMag. 

The spokesperson

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