UNICEF wants you to mine cryptocurrency for charity
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UNICEF has launched a page that lets you donate to its Australian branch without giving any money at all. All you need to do is give away part of your computing power to let it mine cryptocurrency.
Over 2,600 people have already donated through what UNICEF calls The Hopepage. Users are able to set what percentage of processing power theyre willing to give the website out of a max of 80 percent. (Be careful not to set the percentage too high.) The longer they stay on the site, the more cryptocurrency theyre helping to mine on UNICEFs behalf. The site says the cryptocurrency will go toward giving children life-saving supplies like safe water, therapeutic food, and vaccines.
Once you click Start Donating, a pop-up in the browser…