It was decades ago when Peter Norton published a column in which he shared small pieces of code for users (this was a different age in which almost every computer user in the world was a programmer) that were short, efficient, reliable, and that made computers much more helpful.
Norton’s efforts were rewarded with a profitable entrepreneurial career. His software became available for sale to the public as the very famous Norton Utilities, a must-have piece of software for every power user in the world.
Norton’s software’s focus has always been to enhance both security and practicality for users, and it’s managed to stay current throughout the decades in a market that evolves exceedingly quickly. Because of Norton’s omnipresence in the digital universe (the corporation evolved into Symantec), its absence from the cryptosphere seemed unusual, even a tiny bit suspicious Well, not anymore.
The corporation formerly known as Symantec, NortonLifeLock, known as a pioneering software technology always providing users with efficient and valuable programs, is now providing the world with its own way to mine cryptocurrency: Norton Crypto. The new product allows its users to take advantage of the Norton 360 platform to mine Ethereum safely.
Always concerned with digital security issues, Norton says that the new Norton Crypto software helps miners to stay safe since cybercriminals have been known to plant ransomware during the mining process, thus endangering the miner’s earnings.
According to NortonLifeLocks’ CEO, Mr. Vincent Pillette “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”.
Users can store their earnings in their hard drives and transfer them to their Norton Crypto Wallet while tracking the whole process. The wallet is stored in a cloud so that any local hardware failure won’t result in a loss of mining earnings.
Norton Crypto is not available to the public in general yet but for a select few among Norton 360 customers. It’s in the early adoption stage.
Norton’s user base’s reaction to this new software will be fascinating to behold. It will open the mining process to an entirely new user base that is not necessarily very involved with cryptocurrencies in general nor with Ethereum in particular.
It’s good to see the former Symantec corporation keeping current with the digital times by entering the blockchain and cryptocurrency world. It took them a while to take this step, but we expect that the Norton’s heirs’ work will leave a mark as with everything else in its past. And this could also revive some interest in the Ethereum mining process, which has somehow suffered in the last few months because of the network’s overload that has still not been addressed by the project’s leadership.