in this SidAlpha Video, SidAlpha talks about how Valve may be doing something that could stop or interrupt Steam Trading Card Farming Generators by preventing them from generating keys.
This got me thinking. from my understanding you get Trading Cards either playing the game which gets you only so many, the rest you then need to create booster packs with Gems or buy them from the marketplace with your own funds. but what i don't get is
1) the name for this practice implies using Steam Trading Cards to make money, however i can't see how "developers" can make money as,
- you have to originally own the card you're selling on the market place
- when it's brought it goes to your wallet which you can't transfer Steam wallet fund off Steam
and i wouldn't think Valve would allow "developers" to create any number of trading cards for their games at will then sell them because this is obviously very easily abused
2) in the video SidAlpha mentions that reducing/blocking Key generation may have an impact to those who use Steam Trading Card Farming Generators, noting that a certain user base is actually worried it. but i'm not sure how key generation fits in to the scam.
So my question is how is money made from Steam Trading Card Farming Generators? and how do Steam Keys fit in to this?