NiceHash promises refund

A group of international investors will help NiceHash to refund stolen fund
21 December 2017   1559

Service for cloud-based mining NiceHash resumes work and promises to recover the stolen funds from hackers. 

Additionally, on 20th of December, users of the platform received coresponding email message.

NiceHash email
NiceHash email

NiceHash reports on the restoration of access to its service and preparation for compensation for damage suffered by users as a result of a hacker attack that occurred on December 6.

It is expected that the funds will be credited before January 31, 2018. An international group of investors will help NiceHash. In the near future, the project team intends to address legal issues.

As a result of the hacking attack, 4,700 BTC or about $ 80 million were stolen at the current exchange rate.

Change.org to Mine for Charity

According to the calculations, if 10k computers will run the minning screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will receive $10k monthly
18 July 2018   99

Social platform for petitions Change.org announced the launch of a screensaver that mines Monero on users' computers. All tokens will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org. This is reported by Coindesk.

This initiative was launched in partnership with the marketing agency Tracelocke Brazil.

Representatives of Change.org report that the screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use the computer. According to their calculations, if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, the charity fund will be transferred $ 10 thousand monthly.

At the moment the program is available only for Windows users and the platform did not report on the release plans for the version for macOS.

Note that at the end of April, a similar action was launched by the Australian unit of the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund; (UNICEF). The website "Page of Hope" mines Monero cryptocurrency.