While there’s been a rise in illicit cryptocurrency mining, UNICEF has started a campaign for good that enlists gamers to use their GPUs to mine Ethereum for Syrian children.
When most people think of cryptocurrency mining, they think of major outfits in China with a vast array of machines working around the clock. However, cybercriminals have been slipping in code onto websites and even YouTube ads to get the average person’s computer to secretly mine crypto. This results in a huge drain upon a person’s computing resources. However, people can now choose to mine crypto for a good cause in a new program by UNICEF.
Cryptocurrency Mining for a Cause
UNICEF is asking people, especially gamers, to use their powerful graphics card to help mine Ethereum, which will be used to raise money for children in war-torn Syria. Accordingly, the organization has launched a project called “Game Chaingers” to get fundraising going.
The process is simple. Visit the project’s website and click on the mining button. You will enter some details about your computer’s system. The site will then configure the Claymore mining software, which you will then download and use. Mined Ethereum will be sent directly to UNICEF’s wallet.
UNICEF believes that the increasing use of cryptocurrency can also contribute to a good cause. The humanitarian organization believes that this project will greatly widen their donor pool, which is vital as most of their benefactors are over 50. While eSports fans and other gamers might be short of funds, they can contribute to a worthy cause by just having their machine mine crypto whenever they wish to do so…