Change.org has announced the launch of a special screensaver program that will mine Monero on website visitors' computers. The money will be spent on charity.

Change.org, online platform for petitions, announced that it launches a screensaver with a built-in mining script. A screensaver will consume resources only when users do not use a computer.

After installing the screensaver, it starts mining cryptocurrency every time when a user is away from his computer.

Currently, the program runs only on computers running Windows.

The mines cryptocurrency will be transferred to the charity fund of Change.org.

On the website of the program, cryptocurrencies are called "values traded directly among users within a network and not linked to central banks and/or governments."

"This is legal, safe, simple and has nothing to do with hacker activities, viruses or any other digital threats. It's actually an alternative economic system that has the potential to revolutionize the way money circulate in the society."

The organization estimates that if 10 thousand computers will run the screensaver for 12 hours a day, then the charity fund will be replenished with $10,000 monthly.

Earlier similar charitable mining programs were launched by two projects of UNICEF. So, in April, the Australian unit of UNICEF launched a charity mining project The Hopepage. The website mines cryptocurrency using the computing power of its visitors, and the proceeds are sent to help children in difficult life situations.