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UNICEF Asks PC Gamers to Mine Cryptocurrency for Syrian Children

“You can more easily ‘mine’ the Ethereum coins via your computer and that money will go directly into the UNICEF wallet.”

Reportedly, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has launched a new fundraising program, aiming at helping finance the needs of Syrian kids.

The program was called Gamer Chaingers. It uses cryptocurrency mining to raise funds instead of asking for monitory donations. People who desire to participate in the program can visit its website, download the mining software and receive simple instructions on how to operate it.

As of the time of this writing, the program already has 249 mining participants.

The website explains that: “Cryptocurrencies are an opportunity to raise funds differently. Have you heard of Bitcoin? Ethereum is the same. You can more easily ‘mine’ the Ethereum coins via your computer and that money will go directly into the UNICEF wallet.”

Professional GPU miners have their systems running without any down time, however, gamers have to eat, study, sleep and work once in a while, and thus have plenty of spare cycles to contribute. UNICEF hopes that they will be willing to lend their powerful gaming devices during their spare times and thus support the charity.

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