Donate Your Tab

Mine Crypto in your browser to help people in need

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#4 Product of the DayOctober 20, 2017

Donate Your Tab is mining Monero (XMR), in your browser, and donating money to worthy causes.

  • Kashish Sharma
    Kashish SharmaVenture Hacker @ AngelList India

    Simple UI, first donation medium which actually makes sense to me!


    Nothing overarching - I'd still use this regardless.

    Absolutely love the concept! The fact of the matter is that people want to do "good" but with the daily routine etc, it becomes impossible to contribute. Big believer of block-chain and I felt this application is a great step in utilizing this technology in a positive light.

    Kashish Sharma has used this product for one day.
  • Siddharth Nahar
    Siddharth NaharTrying to find my #Chi

    Enabling people to make contributions with the existing resources. Clean UI/UX...helps you get started in a click.


    Need for a better explanation about the working.

    It is an interesting concept but still skeptic on the functionality of the system? Mining takes time and if my tab is closed while mining and the mining is not finished, what happens to all the processing done at my end? Is it additive or wasted?

    Anyway, I am using it daily and while I see it running, it gives a sense of pride that I am contributing for a cause.

    Siddharth Nahar has used this product for one week.
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Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
Love the idea, but do you make it easy to track the crypto to the wallets of the actual causes? Trust but verify etc. :) How can someone be sure the money is going where it should?
Duane Wilson✌️
Duane Wilson✌️HunterPro@helloduane · Product : Design & Development
Hey @Mikebodge - This is a really cool idea, curious how you came up with it. I like that a bunch of underutilized laptops running through the night could generate significant cash for some awesome causes! 🙌
Mike Bodge
Mike BodgeMaker@mikebodge · Delete Yourself
@helloduane Hi, thanks! My reason for making it is two fold: 1. I'm super interested in cryptocurrency these days (and I know I'm not alone). Silk Road and malware miners being installed on hacked sites don't help its reputation so I thought about how I could do something for good. The site is intentionally simple so anyone can dive into mining and hopefully get interested in it too. 2. A lot of people are feeling helpless these days with all that's going on in the world. This is literally the lowest barrier of entry to helping a cause. Just load up a website and let it sit there. For some people spending 1 minute to call their senator is too much of a barrier of entry.
Joshua Dance
Joshua Dance@joshdance · Engineer, Product, athlete, indie hacker
How many users and how many hours of the tab open does it take to mine a dollar? Because this morning when I turned it on, it was at 28.57$ and it still is 8 hours later?
Shivek Khurana
Shivek Khurana@shivekkhurana · Storyteller - Wanderer
@joshdance @mikebodge : I also have the same question, given the massive compute capacity available in the miner network (ex. the slush pool), how many hours of of collective tab sessions are required to generate significant hashes and actually generate donations ? Is there an empirical or a mathematical formula to it; f(hours) = number bitcoins generated or number of hashes solved. Great product btw !
Archit Khode
Archit Khode@ark1ts · San Jose State University
@joshdance @mikebodge @shivekkhurana According to you need 58000 H/s at the moment to mine 1 XMR per day. I was getting around 70 H/s on my i7 6700k. So running it for an entire day would generate XMR 0.001220 which is around USD 0.10795. On my end, I'll be at a deficit of USD 0.576 for the electrical power spent mining.
Aldo Beqiraj
Aldo Beqiraj@uxaldo · Digital Architect
Hey Mike, Great idea. With the release of Coin Hive, I actually started brainstorming about the exact same thing a few days ago. I also wanted to keep it super simple, but what held me back was that it would get *slightly* more technical than I wanted it to (time that I couldn't commit right now), and that factor comes down to creating a transparency mechanism. How do users knows that The Hispanic Federation is actually getting their well-deserved charity hashes? Do you see smart contracts coming into play in the future, in order to preserve said transparency? Additionally, thank you for sparing us all, and not doing some sort of shitty, not-thought-through token sale scheme around your product. Which, I'm sure next week, thanks to Coin Hive's new platform, we will get hit with a wave of "ICOs" that are bound to make the world a better place :P I'll definitely be setting my tab to your product, and I hope it catches on. The math (and assumptions, more importantly) provided on your FAQ page are exactly correct, and having the ability to give that kind of money to the right cause for a mere ⌘T is incredible 😎
Evan Besser
Evan Besser@evan_besser · Product @HavenLife
Hey @mikebodge - Very cool idea, but wouldn't it be cheaper and waste way less energy for most people to just donate vs. using electricity to mine?
Mike Bodge
Mike BodgeMaker@mikebodge · Delete Yourself
@evan_besser The best way to help charities is of course donating directly (whether that's with money or time). You're using your computer already, so why not just leave a tab open and passively help?
Mary Palfray-Fabro
Mary Palfray-Fabro@marylise · Hostme CMO
@mikebodge @evan_besser Maybe but since we are all keeping our computer on all the time, why not help charities instead of just wasting energy!
Nischal Shetty
Nischal Shetty@nischalshetty · Founder & CEO, Crowdfire
@mikebodge @evan_besser @marylise if you can come up with a simpler way then definitely! More than "I don't want to donate", it's the friction in donation that causes many to not donate. What donate your tab seems to be doing here is remove that friction. Which I think is brilliant! @mikebodge 👏 🃏
Evan Besser
Evan Besser@evan_besser · Product @HavenLife
@mikebodge Completely agree and I didn't mean to oversimplify getting people to actually donate. My understanding of using CPU to mine cryptos, however, is that the electricity required to mine on your usual laptop is actually more costly than the crypto itself. I'm curious if there's some way around this.