While we offer high value rewards and an easy way to monetize your idle processing power, there are some definite limitations to Salad right now. We want to be as transparent about these limitations as possible, so our users can make an informed decision about choosing Salad.
The first, and biggest, issue for Salad is the profitability of Ethereum mining rates vs. the electricity cost to run your GPU. Be sure to check your local electricity rates against your earnings in Salad. While the profit may be slight, we try to offset this with discount rewards in the carousel that inflate the value of your earnings. Luckily, electricity cost will not be nearly as detrimental to earnings once we get lucrative Distributed Computing jobs for the network.
However, Distributed Computing won’t be a cure-all. While running these tasks may net significantly more in earnings for users, they won’t always be available. Each job will only run for a set amount of time, and might not require the entire user-base to run its course. We imagine it would be exceedingly frustrating to run Salad and not get any jobs during that time frame, that’s why we’re using ETH mining to establish a base earning rate and ensure that so long as you’re chopping Salad, you’re making money.