Donate cryptocurrency in Aussie charity first

Tuesday 8 May 2018
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The Shaker

In an Australian charity first, UNICEF Australia has launched a website that allows you to easily generate funds to help the world’s most vulnerable children – by mining cryptocurrency.

By simply opening The HopePage on their web browser, and by sharing their computer processing power, Australians will allow an advanced donation mechanic to mine for cryptocurrency. The digital money is then converted into life-saving funds to support UNICEF’s work for children globally.

UNICEF Australia’s director of fundraising and communications Jennifer Teirney said the HopePage allows Australians to provide help to vulnerable children.

“We wanted to leverage new emerging technologies to raise awareness about current humanitarian crises and raise funds to support children caught up in them,” Jennifer said.

The HopePage is an easy, effective way to raise money and help make a difference at a time when more children and their families are in need than ever before.

An individual can also select how much computer power they are willing to donate to the mining, safe in the knowledge the process will not store any personal information.

Right now, The HopePage is directly supporting UNICEF’s response to the Rohingya crisis, one of the fastest growing humanitarian crises in the world.

Currently UNICEF Australia’s biggest appeal, all funds raised through The HopePage will help provide life-saving supplies to Rohingya children who fled their homes in Myanmar and are now living in one of the world’s largest refugee camps in Bangladesh.

An estimated 720,000 Rohingya have been driven into Bangladesh since August 2017, with over half of them children. Emergency supplies include safe water, therapeutic food, medicine and immunisations.

Access The HopePage here.