CoinLab’s Give a Goat program lets you donate your idle Graphics Card’s computational power to raise money to be donated a charitable organization.
We offer a small, downloadable Give a Goat client. You download it and let it run in the background to raise money to purchase goats, which are given to impoverished families.
By giving a goat to a family in need, you are providing them with path to lifting themselves out of poverty. The milk goats produce is nutritious and valuable, so the family can stay healthier themselves and sell extra milk as an extra source of income. Goat manure is also a useful fertilizer, so families can make their farmland more productive. Finally, the offspring of the goats can be kept to grow the family’s herd, or sold for additional income.
We believe in the phrase, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” When a family receives a goat from one of our partners, they are also educated about animal care, so they learn the skills needed to keep their goats healthy, happy, and productive.
Click here to download the Beta version of the CoinLab Give a Goat Client. If you have any problems, questions, or feedback, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequenty Asked Questions
What are the system requirements for the client?
- Windows (XP or greater)
- Internet Explorer 6 or higher (we recommend at least IE9 for the best experience)
- One or more Graphics Cards (AMD 5000 Series or higher recommended)
- Up-to-date Graphics card drivers. AMD Drivers, NVIDIA Drivers
What kind of computation are you doing?
At launch, all computation will be Bitcoin Mining, because it is the most valuable compute job today. We're currently working on getting other High Performance Computing work units on our network, such as Protein Folding, Gene Sequencing and Video Encoding.
Bitcoin is a distributed peer-to-peer value-transfer system. New Bitcoins are created by adding computational power to the network. Bitcoin transactions are irreversibly sealed into a permanent public record that the entire network shares and maintains. The last 10 or 20 minutes of the history of this ledger can only be undone with a greater amount of computational power than created it, which is exponentially harder the further back in history you try to undo. Because of this, the bitcoin protocol pays people to add computational power, making it harder and more expensive for people to attack the network. Part of why people think Bitcoins are valuable is because the Bitcoin network is now the world’s largest supercomputer.
CoinLab loves Bitcoin. If you’d like to learn more about Bitcoin, weusecoins.com is a great place to start.
Which Graphics Cards perform best?
Currently, AMD graphics cards tend to earn more than NVIDIA cards. We recommend an AMD 5000 series card or better.