First, Cachers should know it’s on an opt-in only basis if it’s not for you then cool! Our goal is to make mining so easy that with just a click you can earn free games on our platform through the RC Client. It’s on a completely opt-in basis with proper disclosures (plus helpful tips on electricity costs, types of cards and an easy to understand explanation of how it works).
Like other videogame distribution platforms, you use real money to purchase games, but you can also use IRON.
So, how do you earn IRON? Once you click the button to start mining, we direct you towards optimized mining pools and in turn, you’re rewarded in IRON, which is our site’s virtual currency. IRON is not a cryptocurrency as it stays in the Robot Cache ecosystem. IRON can then be used to purchase games; it’s a great way to pay for your gaming habit. You receive 85% (or likely much higher through boosts and bonuses earned in our rewards program) and Robot Cache uses the remainder to operate our business.
It’s very possible that we’ll have one of the largest mining pools in the world and in addition to using it to operate our business and allow gamers to earn games, we have dreams of using our mining pool towards humanitarian efforts. There are so many interesting possibilities when you aggregate that kind of computing power towards difficult mathematical problems the world is trying to solve. Even using it to find aliens through SETI. They are out there!
Yes, the crypto markets are in flux and we’re paying a lot of attention as they will surely continue to ebb and flow and hopefully eventually rise again. That said, with the right card, favorable electricity rates, and our optimized system many gamers will be able to earn free games! It’s new territory and therefore we’re being cautious, but our community should know our intent is to make it as economically viable as possible, so everyone wins!