The Australian branch of UNICEF announced a website aimed at making donations to the organization as easy as browsing their website. The program, dubbed “The Hopepage”, utilizes the browser-bases Coinhive script to mine cryptocurrency that is donated directly to the charity. The Coinhive script mines Monero (XMR) while the user has the webpage open.
This isn’t the first charity to accept cryptocurrency for donations, but this is the first high profile charity to give browser mining a spin. As of this writing there are more than 2000 visitors donating online. The announcement was made via the official Twitter account yesterday.