After witnessing the success of the GameChaingers campaign, which began in February of 2018, UNICEF France has now gone a step further in offering crypto holders the ability to make crypto donations in support of aid programs for children.
This announcement was made on the official website of the organization on September 18. The initiative’s drive is to renew the organization’s sources of funding and expand its circle of donors.
The organization will now accept nine cryptocurrencies. The coins include BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, EOS, XLM, LTC, XRM, and Dash. One can make crypto donations by visiting the organization’s official website.
Donors will have the ability to make donations by mining one of the accepted crypto coins on the UNICEF France electronic wallet.
Commenting on this move to accept crypto donations, Sebastien Lyon, the UNICEF France executive director said:
“Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for charitable purposes offer a new opportunity to appeal to the generosity of the public and continue to develop our actions with children in our country of intervention. It is an innovation of solidarity and fundraising that we are still few to propose, but which tends to become more democratic.”
It seems UNICEF France has borrowed the idea of accepting computing power to mine crypto-coins from UNICEF Australia. In April, the organization set up a UNICEF Australia initiative where crypto mining takes place by visiting the HopePage website. The site was set up to mine Monero.
Jennifer Tierney of UNICEF Australia at the time said:
“The HopePage allows Australians to provide help and hope to vulnerable children by simply opening the page while they are online.”
Unlike crypto jacking cases where scammers design a malware that exploits the computing resources of a user without their knowledge, the HopePage first asks visitors for permission. Donors can set up the amount of processing power they are willing to set aside to aid with the mining.
The amount of donations is determined by the amount of processing power set aside and the time spent on the website. Also, donors are assured by accepting to donate their computer’s mining power; their PCs will suffer no harm.