UNICEF Australia made headlines yesterday. The organization dedicated to humanitarian aid for disadvantaged children recently shined the spotlight on a good cause which is related to the cryptocurrency industry.
Ever since the agency launched The HopePage – a platform designed to use the CPUs of local website visitors for cryptocurrency mining – they saw a great opportunity in mining digital currencies like Bitcoin.
In the new plan, the platform would mine Monero to generate money and fund the UNICEF Australia organization. Every user will be given a chance to visit the site and ‘donate’ through their GPUs. The platform will use the GPUs of users to mine Monero and convert the cryptocurrency in cash, donating to the children who need that most.
According to reports, there are around 2,000 active participants in this cause so far. A member of the organization anemd Jennifer Tierney recently quoted UNICEF’s plan, stating:
“We wanted to leverage new emerging technologies to raise awareness about current humanitarian crises and raise funds to support children caught up in them. The HopePage allows Australians to provide help and hope to vulnerable children by simply opening the page while they are online,”
The HopePage will work in a simple way. It will ask for user permission to use the browser’s processing power in the crypto mining process. This is basically a courtesy that was lost on some companies that tried to generate profits from the browser-fueled digital currency mining.
UNICEF Australia, however, assures its visitors that “mining is perfectly safe for your computer”. The humanitarian organization also claims that the cryptocurrencies created from the mining process will be converted into real funds which will help children “get safe water, therapeutic foods and vaccines”.
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