How does this work?Wait, what is this thing?
Good question. You've heard of Bitcoin? Well this is the same concept except you can easily "mine" the coins through your browser and we donate that money to charity. Leave the site open and turned on to your cause of choice and donate your spare CPU cycles to making them money.Why would I want to use this?
We obviously think you should contribute your time, voice and cold hard cash to your favorite charity. But this site is a good start. You're already on your computer, why not use that time to make money for causes you support? These days we often feel guilty like we can't change anything but this allows you to do something even when you're just sitting on the internet scrolling through your newsfeeds.How do you choose where the trees go?
We are currently focusing in the southern California area as that is where we are located, but we are going to expand as the project growsWhat are we mining?
Monero (XMR), which has a market cap of over $1.3 billion. Coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum need significant GPU processing to mine where Monero can be effectively mined through using the CPU on your computer. This lends itself to browser-based mining.How does the mining work?
We use a service called Coin Hive, which is an API that allows browser-based cryptocurrency mining. All of the hashes you compute in-browser go into their pool and once we reach a certain dollar amount Coin Hive sends us the money. We then cut a check to each charity based on how much was generated. I make ZERO dollars off this. Coin Hive takes 30% of all proceeds for running the mining pool and providing the mining services. We're exploring ways to make that number lower by using a different or homegrown solution. We also use money raised to cover fees to run this site (hosting, taxes, etc.)
How much money can we raise on this thing?
Good question. Mining cryptocurrency isn't profitable unless you do it over an extended period of time and have lots of people contributing.
Let's say you can make $0.05 for leaving this thing running in a browser tab all day. $0.05 x 100,000 users x 365 days = $1,825,000 to charity. Not bad! Spread the word so we can get there.
The fan on my computer is going nuts. What do I do?
Mining cryptocurrency is pretty processor intensive. Use the "mining speed" slider to lower your hash rate. It'll instruct the miner to use less of your processor's power.
Is there a political point of view on this site?
I want to fight climate change, teach people about food, grow forests.Who is running this site
Me :) Chris French, ask anyone who knows me I plant trees. I am hoping to expand.