Screensaver fundraises for charity during idle periods

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At Springwise, we have seen charities use an increasingly wide variety of models for fundraising. These have included creating a feature film to encourage organ donations and a social media app that makes micro-philanthropy easy. Now, petition platform and marketing agency TraceyLocke Brazil have created a screensaver that mines Bitcoin for charity. The screensaver allows people and companies to turn their computer’s idle time into donations. Bitcoin ‘miners’ use special software to solve complex math problems. As the problems are solved, the miners receive a certain amount of Bitcoins in exchange. Usually, mining takes place on large networks of…

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