Cryptocurrency enters each and every part of our daily lives. One area, which seems to have been lagging behind a little, is charity. This is now changing with the announcement made by UNICEF Australia.
The initiative allows users to donate some of their computer’s power to mine and donate cryptocurrency automatically. The digital brand and content of UNICEF Australia, Andres Tang, explained that they “are transparent in the fact [they] are borrowing a computers’ processing power, and provide the ability to choose how much power is donated” and added:
“The HopePage is entirely user initiated, and they have the ultimate power to decide whether to participate or not.”
The “How To” part of the website explains a little bit about the process. The visitors can learn that you can “turn down the amount of processing power you’re donating,” and that “mining is perfectly safe for your computer.”.
So what do they mine?
Tang didn’t want to disclose the software used for the mining “in the same way we wouldn’t disclose server setups or configurations,”, however reports point to AuthedMine, a variant of Coinhive, that gives users option to mine Monero (XMR).
Monero seems to be a popular choice recently. Last year the piracy site PirateBay was found to be mining Monero on visitors’ computers. Also, an American tv network, Showtime, revealed using Coinhive to mine the coin.
Do you think that mining on visitor’s computers is a good idea to increase revenue? Tell us what you think!