PC gamers can now help raise funds for Syrian Children through the UNICEF’s charity drive, and all they need to do is mine Ethereum and donate their earnings.
Launched in February 2, Game Chaingers is a two-month long charity campaign that aims to make use of gamers’ high level graphics cards and turn them into “humanitarian tools.” Said the organization, “Today, humanitarian collections often solicit the same people with the same methods, but cryptocurrencies and their revolutionary approach are an opportunity to raise funds differently. Have you heard of Bitcoin? The 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.”
More specifically, gamers need only to turn and leave on the UNICEF’s Ethereum mining program while they take a break from their computers, or even as they sleep, so that they can mine Ethereum and make a donation. Essentially, therefore, they are only capitalizing on their computer power to help the charity campaign. “Through the use of mining we create an opportunity for those who cannot give or have never had the opportunity to do so,” said UNICEF’s website.
So far, Game Chaingers have some 360 contributors who have already raised as much as 900 euros. The UNICEF website indicates that there are 8.3 million Syrian children, as well as those from nearby borders, who are in need of vital emergency help. The mined Ethereum will be used to help give these children access to water, health and hygiene, and education services.
The organization has been integrating the use of cryptocurrencies into its methods for delivering humanitarian aid since last year. In January 2017, they launched “Donercoin” at the London Blockchain Week, which essentially aimed for better transparency in global aid through digitization of donation records. Then in August of the same year, a UNICEF branch, Ventures, also began usuing Etherum for contracts to supposedly improve asset transfers transparency.