Razer just launched an application called "Softminer" that "utilizes your idle GPU processing power to supplement distributed network needs for the mining process." They stop short of detailing what the program actually "mines," but instead of rewarding you with cryptocurrency like a regular cryptomining pool or app, Softminer rewards users with Razer Silver, which in turn can be used to buy items from the Razer Silver catalog. According to a report by VentureBeat, the software is actually powered by Gamma's distributed computing platform, and the company says they are excited to see that "blockchain and gaming are coming together in a natural way." While not specifically mentioned, Gamma's website and statements suggest that their platform could potentially be used for more than just mining crypto. Thanks to Dahkoht for the tip. I asked Schillinger if the crash in the cryptocurrency market has hurt the proceeds that gamers can get from mining. He said in an email, "There are still earnings to be made on crypto mining (closer to $10-$12 month), just not the same as this time last year. The future of distributed compute will come from other use cases like computer-generated imagery (CGI) rendering and AI/machine learning processing. These use cases provide a stable higher return than mining."