Cryptocurrency mining has been criticized by many parties as it uses an enormous amount of energy just for one’s own benefit. But now you can mine cryptocurrencies in the name of good.
Unicef Australia has just launched their newest addition to their mission to help those in need, Thehopepage. This page allows individuals share their computers processing power in order to mine cryptocurrencies for Unicef. The cryptocurrency Unicef earns from this page is then automatically donated to Unicef Australia.
This kind of browser mining has previously been associated with website owners abusing their users’ computing power for profit without the users’ knowledge or consent. This is quite a different approach to the application of browser mining.
At the time of writing, 2297 people are deligating their computing power to this cryptocurrency mining operation in order to donate to charity.
Picture source: https://www.thehopepage.org/