It is not a secret that blockchain as a phenomenon can be used for various purposes and different fields of human lives. In particular, UN program UNICEF, which provides children all over the globe with humanitarian aid, also recently jumped on the cryptocurrency bandwagon. From February 2, it has started helping to utilize the mining power for charity purposes.
Blockchain For Good
For the past seven years, Syrian children have been suffering from the war. Around 9 million of them are on the verge of losing all essential emergency help due to the lack of resources. To help these children, UNICEF decided to launch a unique project. With its support, crypto enthusiasts could contribute to the process of making Syrian children’s lives safer.
Giving the project a name “Gamer Chaingers,” UNICEF set it to collect funds, avoiding asking for cautionary endowments, but with the help of mining. The program hopes to raise money for Syrian children’s vital needs, catching the wave of blockchain innovations.
How Does it Work?
According to the data on the project’s website, anybody who wishes to assist it is free to download the mining software and to obtain mere guidelines about how to make it work. Currently, there are already 394 contributors to the project, who have collected nearly 900 euros for children’s needs. The project is set to close at the end of March.
The program urges all the gamers to take part in the fundraising when mining bitcoin's young brother – ethereum.
“Have you heard of Bitcoin? Ethereum is the same, except that you can more easily ‘mine’ the Ethereum coins via your computer and that money will go directly into the UNICEF wallet,” it is stated on the website.
One may wonder why UNICEF calls mostly gamers for the participation. The answer is pretty clear: such people possess enough of resources to do the crypto mining, like potent graphics cards and so on.