UNICEF Allows Gamers to Mine for Children in Syria

Game Chaingers allows gamers to lend their powerful GPUs and help the humanitarian fund mine Ethereum for the Syrian children
02 February 2018   1998

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) launched a platform called Game Chaingers where gamers can lend their powerful GPUs and help the humanitarian fund mine Ethereum for the Syrian children.

To participate in this operation, all you need to do is to install Claymore, a mining software. You will be able to start or stop mining when you want and generate Ethereum right in UNICEF’s electronic wallet.

 

The Game Chaingers website statement

At the moment of writing, the fund has raised €16 with 4 active contributors sharing 188.44  MH/S. There are only 9 contributors in total so far.

UNICEF also said that contributor's PC will not consume more electricity than usual and it will still use the same amount of electricity that it usually does since it's not exactly the same as mining for bitcoins on your own. It is stated that Game Chaingers’ mining efforts will continue until March 31.

UNICEF has also posted the address of its Ethereum donation wallet on the official Game Chaingers website for those who want to contribute to this initiative but lack the computing resources.

We have recently reported that the UNICEF Innovation Fund is planning to invest $50 - 90 thousand to provide early-stage finance to blockchain technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity

Iceland Mining Farms Thief to be Caught in Amsterdam

Sindri Thor Stefansson,  suspected of stealing 600 mining computers, was detained in the evening of April 22 in the center of Amsterdam
24 April 2018   48

The Dutch police detained Icelander Sindri Thor Stefansson, suspected of stealing 600 computers used for mining crypto-currency. This is reported by the Iceland Monitor.

According to law enforcers, the suspect was detained in the evening of April 22 in the center of Amsterdam. The police refused to disclose details of the special operation. The prosecutor's office is working on his extradition to his homeland.

Sindri Thor Stefansson
Sindri Thor Stefansson

Since December 2017 in Iceland, a series of robberies occurred, which resulted in the abduction of about 600 farms for the mining of bitcoins and other crypto-currencies in the amount of almost $ 2 million. As part of the investigation of the incident, 11 people were arrested, including Stefansson.

In April, he managed to escape from prison to Sweden. He jumped thru the window and flew to Europe without any documents. Policemen believed that he had a person, who helped him. Another interesting fact is that this aeroplane reportedly carried the Icelandic prime minister.

Bitcoin mining farm heist was one of the biggest heist in modern history of Iceland.