In a post on Reddit, a crypto enthusiast tried seven different ways to earn “free” cryptocurrencies and tokens. Let’s see how it went …
1) Earn BAT Token Using Brave Browser
Brave is a great browser for a multitude of reasons, one of which is the possibility to get crypto from ads. Instead of being bombarded with ads that are irrelevant to you, Brave shows you only relevant ads and in return you get some free Basic Attention Tokens (BAT).
2) Use DeFi Search Engine Called Presearch
Presearch is a decentralised search engine which rewards you with PRE tokens when you search. Presearch is similar to Brave, but it pays you around 0.12 of its native tokens per search. This can be repeated up to 30 times a day, most likely to prevent scrapers abusing it – and you can claim your tokens once you’ve gathered 1000 of them. Although this might take a while, it’s also something that doesn’t take much effort.
3) Scrape GEO Data using COIN geominer
Coin is a social geoapp for your mobile phone. And Geomine is one of the main features of the app where “Geomining” is the act of locating and discovering valuable digital items or assets from a real, physical space. Kind of like Pokemon Go but instead of collecting pokemons you’re collecting crypto.
In exchange for in-app XYO tokens, this app will have you either fill out surveys for crypto or walk around the city scraping geodata in exchange for crypto.
I usually go for a walk each day, so I brought it with me and mined all the trails and parks in the area. I’d boot up the app, stick it in my hoodie pocket (can’t lock the screen) and a half-hour walk would drain about half my battery.Reddit user u/Llama_in_a_tux
4) Mine Crypto on your Phone with Stormgain Express
Besides being a crypto exchange, Stormgain also claims to allow you to mine crypto on your phone. However, apparently the mining is neither demanding, nor does it require an internet connection – which makes one wonder how this “mining” actually works, or if it’s mining at all.
If you know anything (and I mean anything) about bitcoin mining, this has to be a straight up lie. Mining on my phone (and a crappy one at that)? It works even when I turn off my wifi and data? And my phone doesn’t even overheat? I don’t know what’s going on here, but they claim it’s bitcoin mining.Reddit user u/Llama_in_a_tux
5) Mining Crypto with Pi
Ah yes, that pre-formatted message your old high-school acquaintance sends you that you pretend to be excited about. Pi allows you to “mine crypto” by clicking a button on your phone. Unfortunately, the project has been around for two years and still hasn’t launched – so it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth bothering with.
6) Filling out Captchas on Cointiply
Cointiply is an app and a website that gives you free BTC or DOGE every hour, as long as you fill out a captcha. Unfortunately, you get almost nothing for your efforts.
At this rate, it will take me 20 months to make a withdrawal. In that time I will have earned approximately US$5, which will then be converted into whatever the price of BTC is at that time.Reddit user u/Llama_in_a_tux
7) Participating in Crypto Faucets
Crypto faucets have been around since BTC launched – in fact, around the beginning, some BTC faucets were offering one whole BTC to everyone who stopped by, in order to raise awareness. Unfortunately, in spite of heartwarming stories about former 13-year-old gamers finding keys to wallets full of BTC, the amount of crypto paid out by faucets today isn’t really worth your time.
Although nothing is truly free, some things can get pretty close to it – so if you’ve got some time to kill, you may want to try out some of these methods. As always, however, Do Your Own Research (DYOR) – as some of these methods may be hiding the true extent of the data they collect from you.
For more ways to earn free Bitcoins and crypto, please check out our Guide: 10+ Ways How To Earn Free Bitcoins.
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