While reading stuff about Bitcoin, I learned that Bitcoin is not the only virtual currency out there. There are many more virtual currencies available, and one of them seems to be Litecoin. At the time of writing 1 Litecoin (LTC) is worth about $2,14 USD according to CryptoCoinCharts.
If I am informed correctly, mining of Litecoins on your consumer-PC should be easier than Bitcoins these days.
Quote from Litecoin.org:
One of the aims of Litecoin was to provide a mining algorithm that could run at the same time, on the same hardware used to mine bitcoins. With the rise of specialized ASICs for Bitcoin, Litecoin continues to satisify these goals. It is unlikely for FPGA or ASIC mining to take over Litecoin until the currency is widely used.
I was looking for a Litecoin donate button, but couldn’t find one that fast. So I started Photoshopping, and made one myself based on the Bitcoin donate button.
Feel free to save this picture/button and post it on your own blog/website by right-clicking and selecting “Save image as..” or something similar. :-)
Credits go to homepage of Leo Bogert for designing this snippet :-)