With Ethereum 2.0 or ETH2, Ethereum has changed how it can be mined. Ethereum transitioned its consensus mechanism from proof-of-work to proof-of-stake. With this change, GPU mining is no longer possible.
As a result, we have disabled our mining feature while we evaluate alternatives.
Any balance you have already earned is available in your Avira Crypto wallet. You can withdraw the balance to your Coinbase account at any time.
To help you understand what this halt to mining means and what your options are, we have provided answers to some frequently asked questions.
With Ethereum 2.0 or ETH2, Ethereum has changed how it can be mined. GPU mining is no longer possible. As a result, we have disabled our mining feature while we evaluate alternatives.
Any earned balance is available in your Avira Crypto wallet. The accumulated balance in your Avira wallet will remain safe. You can withdraw the balance to your Coinbase account at any time.
With mining disabled, you’ll no longer be able to mine ETH. Your current earnings will be reflected in your Avira wallet. You can transfer your Avira wallet balance to your Coinbase account at any time.
We will continue to support your Avira wallet. Your available balance will stay safe.
Currently, we have no plans to close Avira wallet. Your Avira wallet will remain accessible to you. We’ll notify you of any change of plan.
Yes, the Avira Crypto program will be automatically removed from your Avira product through LiveUpdate.
We do not have any plans to restart mining in the near future.
We’re still evaluating alternatives to ETH. We’ll let you know if we choose an alternative cryptocurrency.
We have no plans to close Avira wallet. It’s your choice whether you want to keep a balance or not.
Cryptocurrency transfers may result in transaction fees (also known as “gas” fees) being paid to the users of the cryptocurrency blockchain network who process the transaction. In addition, if you choose to exchange crypto for another currency, you may be required to pay fees to an exchange facilitating the transaction. Transaction fees fluctuate due to cryptocurrency market conditions and other factors. These fees are not set or collected by Avira.
Please note that Avira makes no statements or guarantees on the financial benefits that you can derive from using the product given the many variables involved including factors like the volatility in the value of the currency, the time and effort required to mine a particular block, the equipment utilized and its cost, the amount and cost of additional energy consumption, and associated fees.
You can see your Avira wallet balance in your My Avira Account. Use the Withdraw option to transfer your accumulated earnings to Coinbase when you’re ready to do so.
You can access your Avira wallet by going to: