Why was Compute for Humanity created?
Using your computer to make the world a better place should be:
- Easy—no registration, no password, no price tag,
no complicated installation process.
- Unobtrusive—you shouldn't even notice it's running.
'Cause you need your computer for other stuff too!
- Universally useful—not all causes care about
finding prime numbers or folding proteins. Some causes just need
good old-fashioned money, to provide life-changing medical treatment
or help a family lift itself out of poverty.
- Fun! 😊
That's what technology is supposed to be about. Compute for Humanity is
the first and only tool
Isn't this a waste of electricity?
Most cryptocurrency mining uses a lot of electricity, costing you more
your electricity bill than you produce. That's because most miners try
to get as much out of each computer as possible. Compute for Humanity
takes the opposite approach: do a
very very small
amount of work (so small
you won't even notice it's running
on lots of different computers. There's no effect
electricity bill, and with enough computers running the program we can
have a real impact on the lives of many people since 100%
of the money goes to charity.
How do I know this is legitimate?
This project tries to be as transparent as possible. That means all of the
financial details are public
. All of the
code—even the code for this website—is
In addition, all Mac apps are cryptographically signed, which means
if there was any funny business
the app's "certificate" and you wouldn't even be able to install it.
How can I help?
- Download the app!
- Spread the word to your
More users = more money =
- If you're a coder,