The Minter browser allows users to mine cryptocurrencies to earn carbon credits while they browse the web. Minter also provides a free virtual private network (VPN) and ad-blocker. Minter offers users a safe, secure, fast and private online experience with the opportunity to earn carbon credits to offset their carbon footprint.
A VPN lets a user access the web safely and privately by routing his/her connection through a server and hiding any online activity. The use of VPNs has grown considerably in recent years as public awareness and applications continue to rise. In fact, one quarter of all Internet users have accessed a VPN in the last month.
Users may turn on the VPN at any time while using Minter. When the VPN is activated, the user is required to elect the desired level of computing power that the user is willing to allow BlockMint to use through the browser for its crypto mining activities. Users can select between low, medium and high, with each level corresponding to an increasing level of processing power.
When the VPN is turned on, which will allow BlockMint to utilize the user’s computer processing power for its mining activities, the user will earn carbon credits based in part on the amount of processing power that the user elects to allow BlockMint to use.
Minter also includes an ad-blocker. Like VPNs, ad blockers are growing in popularity. About 27% of U.S. internet users were employing ad blockers in 2020. Minter offers a faster browsing experience by automatically blocking intrusive third-party trackers.
The current version of Minter has been initially launched for use on desktops and laptops with a Windows operating system. Support for additional operating systems (MacOS, Linux) will be added later this year. This will be followed by versions of Minter for smartphones and tablets.