UNICEF Australia is asking people to donate their computers’ processing power to help raise money for the fund’s causes, iTnews reports.
The charity recently announced its Hopepage, which allows users to choose to donate their computers’ power to in-browser cryptocurrency mining.
The page’s source code reveals that it is powered by AuthedMine, an opt-in version of the Coinhive API, iTnews reports. The API is used to mine monero (XMR) cryptocurrency from inside a browser.
The cryptocurrency is turned into traditional funds that are used for life-saving supplies such as a safe water, food and vaccines, the Hopepage says. Early Tuesday morning, the Hopepage said that 4,233 people were donating processing power.
UNICEF Australia said users can “select how much compute power they are willing to donate to the mining, safe in the knowledge the process will not store any personal information.” Read more here.