The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has launched "The Hope Page" - a website that mines cryptocurrency with the help of visitors' computer processing power. The site will allow Australians to provide help and hope to vulnerable children by simply opening the page while they are online.
The Hope Page allows visitors to select how much processing power they want to contribute to the mining process. The longer they stay on the site, the more cryptocurrency is mined.
Mining is perfectly safe for your computer. If you're ever worried about power consumption, turn down the amount of processing power you're donating.
All mined cryptocurrency is converted into fiat and donated to UNICEF Australia to be used for help vulnerable children worldwide with life-saving supplies such as safe drinking water, food and vaccines.
Jennifer Tierney, director of fundraising and communications for UNICEF Australia, said that the organization had been seeking to use emerging technologies to raise awareness about current humanitarian crises and collect donations to support affected children.
The browser miner is powered by an opt-in version of the Coinhive API, AuthedMine, and mines the monero cryptocurrency. At press time, over 1,950 people were seen donating computer power to aid the organization.