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   2995

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

Amberdata to Study Abnormal ETH Miners Rewards

As reported, unknown person mixed up the “gas price” field and “transaction cost”, left the workplace, and the bot did not work correctly
21 February 2019   55

The research startup Amberdata analyzed the activity of the Ethereum network in the last 24 hours and, like the media, found five transactions with an abnormally high commission.

It turned out that all five transfers were made from one address. Within four hours, the owner of the address paid the miners about $ 583,976 for processing transactions.

Note that the commission for block # 7,238,290 in the amount of 2103,1485 ETH, which was received by the Sharkpool pool, is the largest in the history of the network. Nevertheless, representatives of the pool temporarily froze funds in case the owner of the address made a mistake.

Amberdata is convinced that an unknown person mixed up the “gas price” field and “transaction cost”, left the workplace, and then the bot did not work correctly.