WHAT MANIFOLD DOES
(you'll like this bit)
Computer power to Crypto
You choose a charity or fundraiser you wish to support. When you're not using your computer, Manifold Miner puts your computer to work using cryptocurrency mining (usually mining a cryptocurrency called Monero) to generate or "mine" cryptocurrency.
Crypto to USD
The cryptocurrency your computer generated is deposited into our secure offline accounts (called cryptocurrency wallets). We then periodically exchange the mined cryptocurrency for U.S. dollars on U.S. cryptocurrency exchanges.
USD to Charity
The appropriate amount of money is sent to selected charity at predetermined intervals (often around every two weeks).
Manifold was built and designed for user convenience and ease. It only begins running when it detects that there has been no user activity for at least five minutes. The second you move your mouse or use your keyboard, it stops working, keeping your computer at full speed. If the "power saver" setting is enabled, Manifold won't run unless your laptop is plugged in, guaranteeing that your battery life is exactly what you're accustomed to. Essentially, you'll never even notice the difference.
Performance and Battery
Security and Privacy
Manifold will never access any of your computer's data, or collect personal information. The only thing Manifold needs to run is raw processing cycles and secure connections to cryptocurrency mining networks. This is seamlessly integrated into Manifold, all while maintaining a small, lightweight interface.
In the early days of cryptocurrency, the general consensus was that mining would damage, and potentially even kill people's computer hardware after extended periods of time. Fortunately, in the many years since the inception of cryptocurrency, computer hardware has become resilient to sustained usage. Modern computer parts are often rated for 10+ years. Let's face it, your hardware will be obsolete long before you even have to worry about those concerns. Basically, it would be a complete waste not to donate your computer's idle processing power.
WHO TO SUPPORT
Support a local cause with Manifold by entering a 6-digit code given to you by the fundraiser you wish to support. If your preferred cause doesn't currently use Manifold, you can ask us to get in touch with them here.
Support a featured cause from our predetermined list:
Habitat for Humanity International
Samaritan’s Purse International
Youth for Christ USA, Inc.
American Heart Association
American Cancer Society
Leukemia Research Foundation
Your computer was made from a wide variety of raw materials and parts that have their origins all over the world. According to several major manufacturer's reports, the production of even just a laptop produces around 175 to 240 kg of CO2e in manufacturing alone. To put this into perspective, that's more than 70% of your laptop's emissions for its entire lifespan, including all the emissions it will produce while in use. We're not saying you ought to throw your laptop away or refuse to buy electronic products. We simply believe that your laptop ought give back to the environment it took from.
Every day we lose loved ones to disease. One in six deaths in the world is due to cancer, second only to cardiovascular diseases. Consider it a future investment for yourself, your family, and the rest of humanity. If you allow your computer to donate with Manifold, you can be part of the greater solution. Problems like Cancer don't have an easy cure. That's why it's imperative that we dedicate a steady stream of resources to disease research, because the only way we rectify a problem this massive is if we solve it together.
What if you were living in poverty right now? What if you did not have clean water to drink? Just think about it for a moment. How would your life be different? Would you still be worried about the things you're worried about right now? There are billions of people not too different from you living in poverty right this second. Over half a billion lack access to clean water. It would simply be irresponsible not to give what you don't use to the people who need it.
1. CO2e numbers were based on 15 inch MacBook Pro in Apple's May 2019 Environmental Report and a Dell XPS 13 9360 Laptop in Dell's December 2018 report.
2. Statistics based on the global, regional, and national age-sex specific mortality for 264 causes of death, 1980-2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 by Global Health Metrics.