ICO – Shadow Of The Colossus Collection Review – PS3, Shove Square

Review: ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection (PS3)

An impeccable, provocative and emotional affair, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection makes a strong argument in favour of interactive art, and does so with such a matter of fact, effortless mentality that it’s unlikely not to fall in love with the practice.

Despite being heralded as two of the finest games ever created, there’s an effortless manner at which both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus go about their business.

It’s with ICO that we begin. Originally released ten years ago, the game centres upon the relationship inbetween a youthful boy and an ethereal woman named Yorda. It emerges that the boy has been incarcerated in a vast castle after being considered a bad omen by the residents of his native village. Happening upon an escape route, the boy detects the mystical Yorda trapped in a box, and instantly sets about releasing the damsel from her restricts. Together the freshly liberated duo embark on an venture that sees them attempting to escape from the castle’s captivity. To say much more would be to spoil the game’s unparalleled sense of discovery, but what you’ll uncover is a narrative so devouring that it left us with goosebumps at numerous points during its running time.

What’s most staggering about ICO if you’re coming to it from a fresh perspective is just how much it’s influenced other games. The strongest comparison would most likely be to Playdead’s latest PSN downloadable, LIMBO, which has much in common with ICO’s level design. Elementary puzzles are at the heart of the game’s progression, but it’s in the relationship inbetween the two protagonists that the title indeed finds its lasting presence.

With a quick tap of R1 you’re able to clasp the palm of Yorda, dragging her through the environment with the subtlest of controller rumbles complementing your deeds. It’s perhaps the best implementation of rumble ever to emerge in a movie game, and its meaning is entirely up for interpretation. Some people believe that the rumble indicates the strain on the fragile Yorda as you pull at her brittle assets, but we happen to believe its more akin to the fluttering warmth that passes inbetween two human beings in spite of fine adversity.

ICO is a game scattered with fine imagery, but nothing appeals fairly like the very first time you haul the wistful Yorda across an epic bridge as the wind purrs in your ears. There’s truly nothing else fairly like it in games; it’s a spine-tingling moment that’s underlined by the sheer simpleness of it all.

While ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus aren’t technically connected, there are similarities that indicate they’re the brainchild of the same creator. Both games have a penchant for extravagant, Mayan architecture that represent the non-natural environments in the two campaigns. They also each love pulled out camera angles that emphasise the enormity of each game’s scale.

And no game does scale fairly like Shadow of the Colossus. Originally released in 2005, the game’s drawn-out opening centres on the journey of its protagonist Wander, a worn 20-something adventurer who’s travelled to a barred land in order to bring back the life of his deceased love. Resting her figure on an exuberant stone bed — which serves as a visual reminder of your plight across the game’s ten hour campaign — Wander is informed that he must defeat no fewer than sixteen Colossi in order to restore his companion. The Colossi are gigantic majestic animals that wander the prohibited land.

Like ICO, it’s the plainness of Shadow of the Colossus that underlines its brilliance. There are no mini-bosses, sub-quests or mini games: it’s all about you, your pony and the sixteen boss fights ahead of you.

You’ll need to find the Colossi before you can face them, but gratefully your sword is tooled with a nifty gadget that points you in the direction of each brute when held towards the sun. The game’s Hyrulian hub world is beautiful in its emptiness, spanning long horizons of nothing but fields, deserts and postcard-perfect blue skies. Pelting through the landscape invokes memories of ICO’s sense of loneliness, as there’s nothing to accompany you but the sound of your pony’s hooves hitting the turf below.

Fighting the Colossi is where the game most stuns. With each creature possessing a different look and style, you’ll need to cautiously consider your methods in order to bring the hulking monsters down. Fights are intense, white knuckle rails backed by one of the most powerful musical scores in movie games. The solutions for each boss battle are wonderfully creative too: one requires you to frighten the animal with a searing torch, while another has you hopping inbetween piles and runways in an attempt to crack the enemy’s armour.

Our favourite boss fight comes in the form of Colossus number five, a winged eagle-like foe that resides in a forgotten lake. Here you’ll need to clasp hold of the animal as it swoops down to attack you, and will find yourself clambering across its figure hundreds of feet into the air as the world flies by underneath you.

The game’s imagination is liberated from its technical limitations on the PlayStation Three, with the screen-tearing and framework rate inconsistencies that plagued the title’s original release now no longer a concern. The cleaned up textures don’t hurt either, providing the game’s outstanding art direction room to shine.

Both games are bona fide classics, ensuring ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection’s status as a must-own compilation. Stereoscopic 3D support, Trophies and a duo of behind-the-scenes movies (curiously absent from our review copy) help to round out the package, but it’s the inclusion of the definitive versions of two of the greatest games ever designed that makes this collection such a necessary purchase.

Conclusion

If movie games aren’t art, then ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is not a movie game. It’s a staggering compilation of two of the most creative, intimate and emotional lumps of interactive entertainment ever conceived. Bring on The Last Guardian.

ICO – Shadow Of The Colossus Collection Review – PS3, Shove Square

Review: ICO & Shadow Of The Colossus Collection (PS3)

An impeccable, provocative and emotional affair, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection makes a strong argument in favour of interactive art, and does so with such a matter of fact, effortless mentality that it’s unlikely not to fall in love with the practice.

Despite being heralded as two of the finest games ever created, there’s an effortless manner at which both ICO and Shadow of the Colossus go about their business.

It’s with ICO that we embark. Originally released ten years ago, the game centres upon the relationship inbetween a youthfull boy and an ethereal woman named Yorda. It emerges that the boy has been incarcerated in a vast castle after being considered a bad omen by the residents of his native village. Happening upon an escape route, the boy detects the mystical Yorda trapped in a cell, and instantly sets about releasing the chick from her restricts. Together the freshly liberated duo embark on an escapade that sees them attempting to escape from the castle’s captivity. To say much more would be to spoil the game’s unparalleled sense of discovery, but what you’ll uncover is a narrative so devouring that it left us with goosebumps at numerous points during its running time.

What’s most staggering about ICO if you’re coming to it from a fresh perspective is just how much it’s influenced other games. The strongest comparison would very likely be to Playdead’s latest PSN downloadable, LIMBO, which has much in common with ICO’s level design. Elementary puzzles are at the heart of the game’s progression, but it’s in the relationship inbetween the two protagonists that the title indeed finds its lasting presence.

With a quick tap of R1 you’re able to clasp the mitt of Yorda, dragging her through the environment with the subtlest of controller rumbles complementing your deeds. It’s perhaps the best implementation of rumble ever to emerge in a movie game, and its meaning is entirely up for interpretation. Some people believe that the rumble represents the strain on the fragile Yorda as you pull at her brittle assets, but we happen to believe its more akin to the fluttering warmth that passes inbetween two human beings in spite of superb adversity.

ICO is a game scattered with superb imagery, but nothing appeals fairly like the very first time you haul the wistful Yorda across an epic bridge as the wind coos in your ears. There’s truly nothing else fairly like it in games; it’s a spine-tingling moment that’s underlined by the sheer plainness of it all.

While ICO and Shadow Of The Colossus aren’t technically connected, there are similarities that indicate they’re the brainchild of the same creator. Both games have a penchant for extravagant, Mayan architecture that represent the non-natural environments in the two campaigns. They also each love pulled out camera angles that emphasise the enormity of each game’s scale.

And no game does scale fairly like Shadow of the Colossus. Originally released in 2005, the game’s drawn-out opening centres on the journey of its protagonist Wander, a worn 20-something adventurer who’s travelled to a barred land in order to bring back the life of his deceased love. Resting her assets on an exuberant stone bed — which serves as a visual reminder of your plight via the game’s ten hour campaign — Wander is informed that he must defeat no fewer than sixteen Colossi in order to restore his companion. The Colossi are ample majestic animals that wander the prohibited land.

Like ICO, it’s the simpleness of Shadow of the Colossus that underlines its brilliance. There are no mini-bosses, sub-quests or mini games: it’s all about you, your pony and the sixteen boss fights ahead of you.

You’ll need to find the Colossi before you can face them, but gratefully your sword is tooled with a nifty gadget that points you in the direction of each brute when held towards the sun. The game’s Hyrulian hub world is beautiful in its emptiness, spanning long horizons of nothing but fields, deserts and postcard-perfect blue skies. Pelting through the landscape invokes memories of ICO’s sense of loneliness, as there’s nothing to accompany you but the sound of your pony’s hooves hitting the turf below.

Fighting the Colossi is where the game most stuns. With each creature possessing a different look and style, you’ll need to cautiously consider your methods in order to bring the hulking monsters down. Fights are intense, white knuckle rails backed by one of the most powerful musical scores in movie games. The solutions for each boss battle are wonderfully creative too: one requires you to frighten the animal with a searing torch, while another has you hopping inbetween piles and runways in an attempt to crack the enemy’s armour.

Our favourite boss fight comes in the form of Colossus number five, a winged eagle-like foe that resides in a forgotten lake. Here you’ll need to clasp hold of the brute as it swoops down to attack you, and will find yourself clambering across its figure hundreds of feet into the air as the world flies by underneath you.

The game’s imagination is liberated from its technical limitations on the PlayStation Trio, with the screen-tearing and framework rate inconsistencies that plagued the title’s original release now no longer a concern. The cleaned up textures don’t hurt either, providing the game’s outstanding art direction room to shine.

Both games are bona fide classics, ensuring ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection’s status as a must-own compilation. Stereoscopic 3D support, Trophies and a duo of behind-the-scenes movies (curiously absent from our review copy) help to round out the package, but it’s the inclusion of the definitive versions of two of the greatest games ever designed that makes this collection such a necessary purchase.

Conclusion

If movie games aren’t art, then ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection is not a movie game. It’s a staggering compilation of two of the most creative, intimate and emotional lumps of interactive entertainment ever conceived. Bring on The Last Guardian.

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How to use blockchain to build a database solution, ZDNet

How to use blockchain to build a database solution

Why would you want to use blockchain to build a database solution? And how would you actually do that? BigchainDB has answers.

Very first Wall Street, then the database world. While most people are still attempting to wrap their goes around blockchain and its difference from Bitcoin, others are using it in a broad range of domains. Is it hype, a case of having a hammer and watching problems as tears up, or could blockchain actually have a purpose in the database world?

BigchainDB’s creators argue there is a reason, and a way, for blockchain and databases to live joyfully ever after.

Blockchain technology, put simply, is a type of digital ledger which records transactions, agreements, contracts and sales. The technology is decentralized, which means that information is stored in computers around the world, and is permanently updated in real-time to reflect switches in stock, sales and accounts by bringing records together into blocks before algorithms ‘chain’ these data stores together chronologically.

Silicon Valley is hot on blockchain — the technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency — and its many potrential uses.Blockchain’s economic influence could be as significant as the Internet

Blockchain was introduced by Bitcoin, which despite its oft discussed issues has illustrated a novel set of benefits: decentralized control, where “no one” wields or controls the network; immutability, where written data is “forever” tamper-resistant; and the capability to create and transfer assets on the network, without reliance on a central entity.

The initial excitement surrounding Bitcoin stemmed from its use as a token of value, for example as an alternative to government-issued currencies. Now the separation inbetween Bitcoin and the underlying blockchain technology is getting better understood, the scope of the technology itself and its applications are being extended.

With this increase in scope, single monolithic blockchain technologies are being re-framed into building blocks at four levels of the stack:

Two. Decentralized (blockchain) computing platforms

Trio. Decentralized processing (wise contracts) and decentralized storage (file systems, databases) and communication

Four. Cryptographic primitives, consensus protocols, and other algorithms.

Blockchain operations work with data, and that data is also stored as part of the blockchain. For example, when transferring assets from one knot to another, the amounts transferred as well as the sender, receiver, and time of transfer are stored. So the option to leverage the benefits blockchain brings by using it as a database is tempting.

The problem is, the blockchain as a database is awful, measured by traditional database standards: throughput is just a few transactions per 2nd (tps), latency before a single confirmed write is ten minutes, and capacity is a few dozen GB. Furthermore, adding knots causes more problems: with a doubling of knots, network traffic quadruples with no improvement in throughput, latency, or capacity. Plus, the blockchain essentially has no querying abilities.

How could that possibly ever work? Trent McConaghy and his co-founders in BigchainDB have tackled this issue by turning it on its head: instead of using blockchain as a database, they are taking a database and adding blockchain features to it. Originally they commenced working with RethinkDB, the reason being that RethinkDB leveraged a clean and efficient knot update protocol.

BigchainDB works by building blockchain features on top of a DB, rather than using blockchain as a DB. Photo: BigchainDB

Under the bondage mask, BigchainDB utilizes two distributed databases, S (transaction set or “backlog”) and C (blockchain), connected by the BigchainDB Consensus Algorithm (BCA). The BCA runs on each signing knot, with signing knots forming a federation. Non-signing clients may connect to BigchainDB, and depending on permissions they may be able to read, issue assets, transfer assets, and more.

Each of the distributed DBs, S and C, is an off-the-shelf big data DB. BigchainDB does not interfere with their internal workings, so it gets to leverage their scalability properties, as well as features like revision control and benefits like battle-tested code. Each DB is running its own internal consensus algorithm for consistency.

At this point BigchainDB has moved towards using MongoDB, and is in fact in a partnership with them. But why MongoDB? It could have been any other open source distributed database. “We did consider a number of DBs, but we desired a document DB to begin with as we’re working with JSON at this point, and MongoDB is an demonstrable choice.”

But, again, isn’t BigchainDB afraid that combining the well known blockchain with the recently targeted MongoDB could raise numerous crimson flags in terms of security? McConaghy has openly acknowledged that the underlying DB may be a security vulnerability at this point, but is neither critical of MongoDB nor apologetic.

“MongoDB has been clear about providing ease of access by removing hard security, so it’s not their fault if people left their installations on the internet unsecured. As for us, at this point we are no better or worse than a centralized solution, and we will undoubtedly add improved security features before moving to production,” he says.

BigchainDB promises blockchain advantages, plus scalability. See also addendum. Pic: BigchainDB

BigchainDB works by suggesting an API on top of the underlying database, with the aim of acting as a substrate-agnostic layer that adds the key blockchain features of decentralization, immutability, and asset transferability. But that leads to some interesting issues.

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Even tho’ it may be the wrong device for the job, the years of development behind the relational database ensure its popularity — for the moment, says MongoDB’s Max Schireson.

For example, what if for some reason users would like to use a different database as a substrate? BigchainDB offers a Service Provider Interface that can be used to butt-plug in other databases. It is what has been used to integrate and operate on top of MongoDB, and according to McConaghy could also be used to do the same with any other database, be it relational or key-store or anything else.

Of course, that is lighter said than done, and brings up another issue: querying. Albeit BigchainDB’s querying support is not fully operational at this point, the aim is to suggest one unified querying interface over whatever underlying database knots BigchainDB may be using. That is a hard problem to solve, as not all databases have the same query languages or capabilities.

However, the current trend towards feature convergence in the database world, and in particular the renewed interest and turn to SQL as the standard for querying may suggest a way out of this. Even so-called NoSQL databases like MongoDB suggest SQL capabilities these days, so this is the most promising way forward for BigchainDB as well: a SQL interface.

At this point, BigchainDB queries are mostly done by directly using MongoDB’s API, but this is a sort of hack that tightly couples BigchainDB to MongoDB, so it is seen as an interim solution that will eventually give way to querying via BigchainDB’s own API.

As should be evident by now, BigchainDB is not a typical database by any measure. It is also not a typical startup run by a typical founder. McConaghy has a rich background in AI before it was cool and a hacker ethos: “doing AI in the 90s was one of the least popular things one could possibly do, so I certainly didn’t do it for the hype.”

McConaghy could have been part of the Facebooks of the world had he chosen to, as he has actually turned down such offers. This is not what drives him, and by extension BigchainDB. The drive behind BigchainDB is not getting to a successful exit or IPO, but rather reshaping the internet and the world at large.

McConaghy believes that centralization leads to concentration of power, citing examples such as social media ownership and control of data or the conundrum that both creators and consumers of art, and content in general, face on the internet.

This is what McConaghy’s previous venture, Ascribe, was about: helping digital artists transfer ownership of their work to customers. Albeit whether this is indeed applicable to everyday art like music or movies is unclear, Ascribe aims to provide a solution for digital artists with unique creations and collectors that want to own them, and uses decentralization to achieve this. At some point Ascribe’s evolution gave birth to BigchainDB.

Some might say this is an overly complicated solution, but McConaghy is not one to bashful away from complexity. When asked on his take on Numerai and the criticism that has been voiced towards it for example, he is adamant: “I don’t think it’s overly complicated, on the contrary, I think it’s brilliant, maybe the best combination of blockchain and AI out there. I think they are doing a truly good job of aligning incentives for founders, employees and users. Think of Facebook, what if it operated on the basis of providing its users a stake in the value it generates? This is what Numerai is doing, and in the process it is bringing a shift in the power structure and creating incentives for cooperation. So it is turning a zero-sum game to a positive-sum game.”

Where

So where on that long and winding road is BigchainDB at the moment? Berlin-based BigchainDB has raised a total of five million euros, with a latest series A of three million. It is working in close collaboration with a number of early adopter clients, including the likes of RWE and Internet Archive.

The Internet Archive, along other organizations such as Open Media or the Human Data Commons Foundation, are also the caretakers of IPDB, or Inter-Planetary DB: a public example of BigchainDB, used to collectively store and manage content in a safe and decentralized way. IPDB has an identically grand vision: its aim is to be a database for the internet.

For Internet Archive for example, it would mean moving away from traditional storage technology and towards the decentralized and cooperative storage model that BigchainDB stands for. As Internet Archive is looking into options such as moving its data to Canada to avoid data sovereignty issues, the potential of adding immutability on top of decentralized storage is appealing.

For RWE on the other mitt, the stakes are a bit different. Traditionally, large electrified utilities would connect the energy producers with the energy consumers. Deregulation switches things, as anyone can now connect to anyone. RWE is getting in front of that by exploring several blockchain projects, such as energy exchanges, electrified car charging, and billing.

BigchainDB has recently released version 0.9, and its roadmap for two thousand seventeen is to reach a stable version 1.0 in the summer and to have fully operational, production-ready open-source and enterprise versions available by the end of the year.

Whether that aim is feasible, or whether its grand vision is likely to be achieved remains to be seen. It certainly does not lack in ambition or abilities however.

Addendum, March 8th 2017: After the article was published, we received the following clarification from Bigchain’s CEO regarding scalability:

“When we very first released BigchainDB, we gave too strong of an impression that it was *already* doing 1M writes/s whereas that was actually just in the underlying database (RethinkDB at the time), tho’ we had designed the algorithm such that BigchainDB could eventually hit that (after more hardening and optimizations).

After feedback, we revised things to set a more adequate expectation: *towards* 1M writes/s. And we also discovered that users didn’t care as much about that benefit compared to other benefits, like high capacity and usability; so we spent more of our resources towards user asks than towards 1M writes/s so far. (That is however still in the roadmap; it’s just not a priority).

I wrote a blog post last May describing this journey; including an apology for setting the wrong expectations; and a commitment to be better about it, which I’m proud to say we’ve kept. It was the very first time in my career that I’d had misaligned expectations compared to what I was shipping; never again! :)”

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How To Embark Bitcoin Mining – The Bitcoin Miners Club

How To Embark Bitcoin Mining

If you were given the chance to playmate with Google when they very first launched, where would you have been today? The same screenplay is now playing out with Bitcoin. As with Google, if you miss the chance with Bitcoin, you are going to be very disappointed with your ‘past self’!

Let us look at the reality.

During the last five years from two thousand ten to two thousand fifteen the Rand has lost another 50% against the Dollar. The South African Rand lost 89% of its purchasing power inbetween one thousand nine hundred eighty and 2010. Since two thousand ten to August 2015, only five years, The South African Rand lost 50% more of its purchasing power. The forecast is that inbetween two thousand fifteen to two thousand sixteen it will liberate another 19% and two thousand fifteen to two thousand seventeen another 48% of its purchasing power.

If we gave you R1000 today and told you to go to your favourite supermarket, how many items would you be leaving with? Two bags? If we gave you the same R1000, five years ago, how many items would you have left with then? A entire trolley fountain?

But, if we gave you that same R1000, ten years ago. how many items would you have left with then? Most likely a boot utter! Plus you would have had to ask your kids to sit on each other’s laps to make space for more groceries on the backseat!

So, now that we have your attention.

What do I need and how do I begin?

Bitcoin mining requires a lot of processing power. You need special hardware, lots of electro-stimulation and time. For this reason, we club together. Everyone joining, pays for their own hardware. The hardware is installed and maintained by a team of professionals in our data centre. Once you purchase your mining contract, your hardware is then ordered and installed in our mine. This process takes from eight – twelve working days, before you can actively embark mining, even however your account is live upon purchasing the contract. The larger the contract you purchase, the more power you have to your availability and the more bitcoins you are able to mine.

This takes away the difficulty of setting up your own expensive hardware at home, then having to battle with setting up software, worrying about security, and unnecessary to say, saving you from a very hefty electro-stimulation bill at the end of each month. In most cases, wielding a single server setup at home, will cost you so much in electro-therapy, that it won’t be worth the come back on investment.

When it comes to Bitcoin Mining, we know our business. We’ve come up with two solutions. Our Retail Mining solution permits you to mine from our platform as soon as your equipment is installed. We have a selection of Bitcoin Mining contracts available to choose from. With our Networking option, you can buy larger Bitcoin mining contracts and get more ‘bang for your buck’ so to speak. Not only that, but you can also share in the revenue by introducing friends, family and colleagues to Bitcoin Mining. Everyone wins.

We explain each option in greater detail below.

1. Retail Mining Option

Retail mining gives the general public the chance to mine bitcoins from the most favourable bitcoin cloud mining operation platform.

Since the begin of our mining, we have taken our freshly generated bitcoins and compounded it back into brand fresh hardware in our Bitcoin mine.

Now that we have accumulated critical mass from our compounding side, this permits you to purchase a Bitcoin mining contract from as little as $25 up to $500. This enables you to buy GHs with which you will kickstart your mining.

Once you have paid for your bitcoin mining contract, your account will go live instantaneously and within eight – twelve working days you will actively embark mining. During this time the equipment is ordered, delivered and installed in our mine. This then gets delivered and installed in our Bitcoin mine. We install the latest and best equipment like S7’s and now S9’s.

Our equipment is paid for in Bitcoin. This is also the reason why when you purchase your mining contract, you will need to purcahse Bitcoins in order to pay for it.

You get a daily come back from your Bitcoin mining which is amazingly favourable. It is then up to you to determine how much you want to compound daily by purchasing more GHs.

We are in fact helping you to create wealth and cash flow.

Further down we will explain where you store your bitcoins and how your cash flow will be available at your disposition.

As a Retail Miner you will receive your own private link, which means that you can share this chance with your friends and family.

Once you have experienced our product, become comfy with mining your bitcoins and familiarized yourself with moving bitcoin around, then you can determine to upgrade to the Revenue Sharing Networking Option whereby you will be purchasing your GHs at wholesale price. You will also commence earning daily comes back of 3% from the mining of your retail miners.

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How to set up a secure offline savings wallet – Bitcoin Wiki

How to set up a secure offline savings wallet

Why Set up an Offline Savings Wallet?

Modern operating systems are very complexity, leading to a large attack surface. They also permanently leak information without the user’s skill or consent.

No matter how many precautions you take, it is very hard to ensure your wallets is reasonably secure on an Internet connected computer.

Because Bitcoins can be stored directly on your computer and because they are real money, the motivation for sophisticated and targeted attacks against your system is very high. Previously, only large organizations had to worry about advanced attacks.

Overview of existing solutions

The bitcoin ecosystem is still relatively youthful and unluckily not many user friendly and very secure wallets have been developed yet.

Today these are the two best ways to secure your bitcoins against theft:

A hardware wallet has two functions – it stores your Bitcoins in a hardened device that is designed to be elementary and very resistant to the usual range of attacks (viruses, hackers, keyloggers).

Cold storage wallets generates and stores private wallet keys on a clean air-gapped computer.

Used correctly, an air-gapped wallet is safe from all online threats, such as viruses and hackers. It is however still exposed to offline threats, such as hardware keyloggers, extortion, or people looking over your shoulder.

To spend funds from cold storage securely, an unsigned transaction is generated on an Internet connected computer. An unsigned transaction is akin to to an unsigned check. The unsigned transaction is then transfered to the air-gapped computer to be verified & signed with the wallet keys.

Using a cold storage wallet on an air-gapped computer may seem tedious, but recall that security almost always comes at the cost of convenience.

Security warning

When you deposit money at a bank, you let them worry about security. Bitcoins, however, are stored on your computer and that means you are fully responsible for securing them.

Unluckily, most people are not security experts, which means it’s very hard for them to fully understand the risks. They usually don’t. This increases the risk of making a fatal mistake that will result in Bitcoin theft.

For example, paper wallets are typically generated by potentially compromised PCs connected to the Internet, then printed for offline storage. This is not enough as malware running on the computer may steal your private keys and then later steal any Bitcoin you send to that address. Many Internet connected printers also save printed documents to memory.

Setting up an offline wallet from scrape

There used to be no other way to setup an offline wallet than to do it from scrape. Today there are solutions such as BitKey that can help simplify the process.

If you’re still interested in doing things the hard way, the rest of this guide will instruct you on how to create an offline wallet by palm.

How to Deposit Funds

  1. Sign up for a few different cloud drive accounts such as Dropbox or Google drive.
  2. Create a strong and unique passphrase offline (by hand). This passphrase should be TRUELY random. Diceware is a good way of generating the passphrase. It should be at least twelve words long.
  3. Never use this passphrase elsewhere, especially not on the web.
  4. Do not leave behind this passphrase. Recite it several times a day. It is effortless to overestimate your capability to recall a passphrase several months in the future. To be on the safe side, write it down and store the chunk of paper in a safe deposit box.
  5. Download Bitcoin-Core Linux binary and save it on a USB drive.
  6. Verify the software’s release signatures from an alternative device and internet connection (eg. your smartphone). This makes sure you are not using a malicious program that poses as the bona fide bitcoin-core client.
  7. Shut down your computer, and boot Ubuntu (or Linux distribution of you choice) from a liveCD. This will not affect your current operating system.
  8. Disconnect machine from the internet. Unplug any network cables and disable wireless. Verify that wireless is disabled in the icon on the upper right corner (Ubuntu). Dual check that machine is disconnected by opening the web browser.
  9. Run bitcoin while disconnected to the internet. The client will showcase zero connections and zero blocks, but it will still generate a wallet.dat file and a bitcoin address.
  10. Encrypt your wallet using the strong and unique password from step two above. (Bitcoin Client > Settings > Encrypt wallet)
  11. Copy wallet.dat (found in hidden folder .bitcoin in your home directory) to USB drive.
  12. Save bitcoin address to a text file and copy it to USB drive.
  13. Shut down system and turn off computer. Before switching your computer on again, liquidate all power sources for about one minute. Physically liquidate battery from laptop.
  14. Backup encrypted wallet.dat file in several places:
    • Send it to your five best friends by email attachment and ask them to save it for you.
    • Save it on your cloud drive accounts created in step 1.
    • Save it on several USB drives and CDs and store them in different geographic locations.
  15. Send bitcoins to the address saved on the USB drive. Dual check in the block explorer that they have been sent or you can add Witness Bitcoin Address in BlockChain Wallet.

How to Retrieve Funds

  1. Boot from Ubuntu liveCD, as in step five above.
  2. Insert USB drive.
  3. Run bitcoin client and close it again.
  4. Substitute wallet.dat in

/.bitcoin directory with wallet.dat from USB drive.

  • Connect to the internet.
  • Restart bitcoin client.
  • Wait for blocks to download (optional).
  • Send bitcoins.
  • How to Setup Observe Bitcoin Address

    Observe Bitcoin address is a way for you to check your cold storage balance online without exposing your private key.

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    How to invest in bitcoin without getting hurt by volatility

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    Do you think that bitcoin might be a good investment, but don’t want to rail the roller coaster of volatility? Do you wish you could invest in bitcoin while reducing the bite of unexpected swings in price? If so, this post is for you.

    Over the last eight years, bitcoin has made headlines for its violent movements in price. With unprecedented impulses, both upwards and downwards, bitcoin tests the emotions of people who own and trade the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. It feels good when your investment goes up 10% in a single day, but terrible when the market moves against you.

    We aren’t going to dwell on the reasons for this volatility, but suffice it to say that as bitcoin matures into a globally trusted store of wealth, its volatility should proceed to decrease. But even however the price is much less sensitive today than it was a few years ago, it still bounces around enough to make the average investor dizzy.

    Let’s begin by taking a look at an example of what can happen if you don’t have a disciplined strategy to treat volatility. Imagine that it is January 1st, 2013. Bitcoin is trading at about $13 per coin. You determine to speculate a little and buy ten bitcoin for $130. By October 30th, bitcoin is at $194 per coin, netting you a comfy $1,810 build up from your initial investment. Wow, what a rail! You wish you had bought more. You determine to be responsible and sell half of your bitcoin. But the joy isn’t over yet. Despite the incredible rise up to that point, bitcoin hasn’t even gotten began. By November 30th, 2013, bitcoin is now trading at it’s all time high of more than $1,100 per coin.

    You begin to fright. Maybe you shouldn’t have sold half of your bitcoin? You still have five BTC, or $Five,500 worth, plus the $970 in cash that you received when you sold the other half. But what if this is only the beginning? What if bitcoin is going to $Ten,000 next?

    So you buy. But this time, you empty your entire savings account, and scrape together $20,000. Bitcoin is going to the moon and you are going all in with more than eighteen BTC! Then December 1st rolls around and the price drops 10%. Uh oh. That doesn’t feel good. But the real agony is yet to come. Over the next eighteen months you witness your precious investment leisurely disintegrate, bottoming out at under $200 per coin. Congratulations, you’ve turned $20,000 into $Trio,600, a -82% comeback.

    We’ve all very likely heard stories like this one before. Some of us are unlucky enough to have lived through something similar. The bad news is that we can’t switch human nature: people will always buy and sell assets with some degree of emotion involved. The good news is that there is a elementary, time-tested strategy for combating high volatility known as dollar-cost averaging: investing the same amount of money on a regular basis (e.g. buying $50 worth of bitcoin each month, regardless of price). Using this technology permits you to dramatically reduce your risk, while providing up some potential comes back.

    Let’s take a look at a brief analysis to demonstrate just how powerful the effect can be. For our comparison, we’re going to model the finances of Jill and Bob. Both have an extra $50 every month that they would like to save or invest. Jill determines to put her money into bitcoin, and Bob, who is a little more risk reluctant, determines to keep his money in cash. We’re going to see who has more in savings after a duo different time frames, to determine whether dollar-cost averaging indeed protects us from troughs and spikes in the bitcoin price.

    We’ll examine two different embarking dates, and for our end date, we’re going to roll back the clock seven months ago to September 1st, two thousand sixteen when the price of bitcoin was $450. This is a good place to stop because since then, the price of bitcoin has skyrocketed and a bitcoin holder couldn’t lose money if they attempted.

    Very first, let’s have a little joy, and imagine that Jill and Bob began their parallel journeys on August 1st, 2010. The price of bitcoin on that day was $0.05 per coin, and for her very first contribution, Jill collected eight hundred eighteen BTC. No, that’s not a typo! Bob, meantime, stashed $50 under his mattress.

    So what happens when we rapid forward to our end date on September 1st, 2016? The bottom line: Jill has $1,540,587 in savings (Trio,432 BTC at $450 per coin), and Bob has $Three,300:

    Clearly Jill is the winner, but winning is effortless if we embark the experiment during the early days, when a single bitcoin was worth pennies. You’ll notice that her spectacle (shown in blue) is so good that Bob’s savings (shown in crimson) show up to be plane. But we’re attempting to figure out if dollar-cost averaging works in any situation, including times when the price completes lower than it commenced. Let’s take a look at what happens if Jill and Bob begin their competition at the absolute worst time possible, when bitcoin began its prolonged decline from $1,100 on November 30th, 2013. Here’s what the numbers look like:

    Here, the story gets a little more interesting. Instantaneously following the crash in bitcoin price, Bob pulls ahead of Jill, and proceeds to do better for almost two years. But because Jill was accumulating so much bitcoin at depressed prices, when bitcoin began to rise again, the value of her savings tripled. Kicking off at $1,100 per coin, railing the grind to $200 and ending at $450 per coin, Jill’s final balance actually strike Bob’s by $348!

    That’s how dollar cost averaging protects you in the long run: you end up buying less of the asset when the price is high, and more of the asset when the price is low. Over time, the dips helped Jill to accumulate more bitcoin, and the deeper the dips, the more upside she realized when the price rebounded.

    This mechanism is superb for people who believe in the potential of bitcoin, but don’t want to make a mistake and time the market incorrectly. By setting a regular buy of a immobile dollar amount, you’ll be able to feel comfy with your bitcoin investment despite which direction the price goes in the brief run.

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    How to invest in bitcoin without getting hurt by volatility

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    Do you think that bitcoin might be a good investment, but don’t want to rail the roller coaster of volatility? Do you wish you could invest in bitcoin while reducing the bite of unexpected swings in price? If so, this post is for you.

    Over the last eight years, bitcoin has made headlines for its violent movements in price. With unprecedented impulses, both upwards and downwards, bitcoin tests the emotions of people who own and trade the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. It feels good when your investment goes up 10% in a single day, but terrible when the market moves against you.

    We aren’t going to dwell on the reasons for this volatility, but suffice it to say that as bitcoin matures into a globally trusted store of wealth, its volatility should proceed to decrease. But even tho’ the price is much less sensitive today than it was a few years ago, it still bounces around enough to make the average investor dizzy.

    Let’s begin by taking a look at an example of what can happen if you don’t have a disciplined strategy to treat volatility. Imagine that it is January 1st, 2013. Bitcoin is trading at about $13 per coin. You determine to speculate a little and buy ten bitcoin for $130. By October 30th, bitcoin is at $194 per coin, netting you a convenient $1,810 build up from your initial investment. Wow, what a rail! You wish you had bought more. You determine to be responsible and sell half of your bitcoin. But the joy isn’t over yet. Despite the incredible rise up to that point, bitcoin hasn’t even gotten began. By November 30th, 2013, bitcoin is now trading at it’s all time high of more than $1,100 per coin.

    You commence to scare. Maybe you shouldn’t have sold half of your bitcoin? You still have five BTC, or $Five,500 worth, plus the $970 in cash that you received when you sold the other half. But what if this is only the beginning? What if bitcoin is going to $Ten,000 next?

    So you buy. But this time, you empty your entire savings account, and scrape together $20,000. Bitcoin is going to the moon and you are going all in with more than eighteen BTC! Then December 1st rolls around and the price drops 10%. Uh oh. That doesn’t feel good. But the real ache is yet to come. Over the next eighteen months you see your precious investment leisurely disintegrate, bottoming out at under $200 per coin. Congratulations, you’ve turned $20,000 into $Trio,600, a -82% comeback.

    We’ve all very likely heard stories like this one before. Some of us are unlucky enough to have lived through something similar. The bad news is that we can’t switch human nature: people will always buy and sell assets with some degree of emotion involved. The good news is that there is a elementary, time-tested strategy for combating high volatility known as dollar-cost averaging: investing the same amount of money on a regular basis (e.g. buying $50 worth of bitcoin each month, regardless of price). Using this mechanism permits you to dramatically reduce your risk, while providing up some potential comebacks.

    Let’s take a look at a brief analysis to demonstrate just how powerful the effect can be. For our comparison, we’re going to model the finances of Jill and Bob. Both have an extra $50 every month that they would like to save or invest. Jill determines to put her money into bitcoin, and Bob, who is a little more risk reluctant, determines to keep his money in cash. We’re going to see who has more in savings after a duo different time frames, to determine whether dollar-cost averaging indeed protects us from troughs and spikes in the bitcoin price.

    We’ll examine two different commencing dates, and for our end date, we’re going to roll back the clock seven months ago to September 1st, two thousand sixteen when the price of bitcoin was $450. This is a good place to stop because since then, the price of bitcoin has skyrocketed and a bitcoin holder couldn’t lose money if they attempted.

    Very first, let’s have a little joy, and imagine that Jill and Bob began their parallel journeys on August 1st, 2010. The price of bitcoin on that day was $0.05 per coin, and for her very first contribution, Jill collected eight hundred eighteen BTC. No, that’s not a typo! Bob, meantime, stashed $50 under his mattress.

    So what happens when we quick forward to our end date on September 1st, 2016? The bottom line: Jill has $1,540,587 in savings (Three,432 BTC at $450 per coin), and Bob has $Three,300:

    Clearly Jill is the winner, but winning is effortless if we commence the experiment during the early days, when a single bitcoin was worth pennies. You’ll notice that her spectacle (shown in blue) is so fine that Bob’s savings (shown in crimson) emerge to be plane. But we’re attempting to figure out if dollar-cost averaging works in any situation, including times when the price completes lower than it began. Let’s take a look at what happens if Jill and Bob begin their competition at the absolute worst time possible, when bitcoin began its prolonged decline from $1,100 on November 30th, 2013. Here’s what the numbers look like:

    Here, the story gets a little more interesting. Instantaneously following the crash in bitcoin price, Bob pulls ahead of Jill, and resumes to do better for almost two years. But because Jill was accumulating so much bitcoin at depressed prices, when bitcoin began to rise again, the value of her savings tripled. Kicking off at $1,100 per coin, railing the grind to $200 and ending at $450 per coin, Jill’s final balance actually strike Bob’s by $348!

    That’s how dollar cost averaging protects you in the long run: you end up buying less of the asset when the price is high, and more of the asset when the price is low. Over time, the dips helped Jill to accumulate more bitcoin, and the deeper the dips, the more upside she realized when the price rebounded.

    This mechanism is excellent for people who believe in the potential of bitcoin, but don’t want to make a mistake and time the market incorrectly. By setting a regular buy of a immobilized dollar amount, you’ll be able to feel comfy with your bitcoin investment despite which direction the price goes in the brief run.

    If you loved this post and want to be notified about significant developments in the bitcoin world, subscribe to our mailing list.

    How to invest in bitcoin without getting hurt by volatility

    The bread blog

    Do you think that bitcoin might be a superb investment, but don’t want to rail the roller coaster of volatility? Do you wish you could invest in bitcoin while reducing the nibble of unexpected swings in price? If so, this post is for you.

    Over the last eight years, bitcoin has made headlines for its violent movements in price. With unprecedented impulses, both upwards and downwards, bitcoin tests the emotions of people who own and trade the world’s most popular cryptocurrency. It feels good when your investment goes up 10% in a single day, but terrible when the market moves against you.

    We aren’t going to dwell on the reasons for this volatility, but suffice it to say that as bitcoin matures into a globally trusted store of wealth, its volatility should proceed to decrease. But even however the price is much less sensitive today than it was a few years ago, it still bounces around enough to make the average investor dizzy.

    Let’s begin by taking a look at an example of what can happen if you don’t have a disciplined strategy to treat volatility. Imagine that it is January 1st, 2013. Bitcoin is trading at about $13 per coin. You determine to speculate a little and buy ten bitcoin for $130. By October 30th, bitcoin is at $194 per coin, netting you a comfy $1,810 build up from your initial investment. Wow, what a rail! You wish you had bought more. You determine to be responsible and sell half of your bitcoin. But the joy isn’t over yet. Despite the incredible rise up to that point, bitcoin hasn’t even gotten began. By November 30th, 2013, bitcoin is now trading at it’s all time high of more than $1,100 per coin.

    You embark to fright. Maybe you shouldn’t have sold half of your bitcoin? You still have five BTC, or $Five,500 worth, plus the $970 in cash that you received when you sold the other half. But what if this is only the beginning? What if bitcoin is going to $Ten,000 next?

    So you buy. But this time, you empty your entire savings account, and scrape together $20,000. Bitcoin is going to the moon and you are going all in with more than eighteen BTC! Then December 1st rolls around and the price drops 10%. Uh oh. That doesn’t feel good. But the real ache is yet to come. Over the next eighteen months you see your precious investment leisurely disintegrate, bottoming out at under $200 per coin. Congratulations, you’ve turned $20,000 into $Three,600, a -82% come back.

    We’ve all very likely heard stories like this one before. Some of us are unlucky enough to have lived through something similar. The bad news is that we can’t switch human nature: people will always buy and sell assets with some degree of emotion involved. The good news is that there is a elementary, time-tested strategy for combating high volatility known as dollar-cost averaging: investing the same amount of money on a regular basis (e.g. buying $50 worth of bitcoin each month, regardless of price). Using this technology permits you to dramatically reduce your risk, while providing up some potential comebacks.

    Let’s take a look at a brief analysis to demonstrate just how powerful the effect can be. For our comparison, we’re going to model the finances of Jill and Bob. Both have an extra $50 every month that they would like to save or invest. Jill determines to put her money into bitcoin, and Bob, who is a little more risk reluctant, determines to keep his money in cash. We’re going to see who has more in savings after a duo different time frames, to determine whether dollar-cost averaging indeed protects us from troughs and spikes in the bitcoin price.

    We’ll examine two different kicking off dates, and for our end date, we’re going to roll back the clock seven months ago to September 1st, two thousand sixteen when the price of bitcoin was $450. This is a good place to stop because since then, the price of bitcoin has skyrocketed and a bitcoin holder couldn’t lose money if they attempted.

    Very first, let’s have a little joy, and imagine that Jill and Bob began their parallel journeys on August 1st, 2010. The price of bitcoin on that day was $0.05 per coin, and for her very first contribution, Jill collected eight hundred eighteen BTC. No, that’s not a typo! Bob, meantime, stashed $50 under his mattress.

    So what happens when we quick forward to our end date on September 1st, 2016? The bottom line: Jill has $1,540,587 in savings (Three,432 BTC at $450 per coin), and Bob has $Trio,300:

    Clearly Jill is the winner, but winning is effortless if we begin the experiment during the early days, when a single bitcoin was worth pennies. You’ll notice that her spectacle (shown in blue) is so good that Bob’s savings (shown in crimson) show up to be vapid. But we’re attempting to figure out if dollar-cost averaging works in any situation, including times when the price completes lower than it began. Let’s take a look at what happens if Jill and Bob begin their competition at the absolute worst time possible, when bitcoin began its prolonged decline from $1,100 on November 30th, 2013. Here’s what the numbers look like:

    Here, the story gets a little more interesting. Instantaneously following the crash in bitcoin price, Bob pulls ahead of Jill, and proceeds to do better for almost two years. But because Jill was accumulating so much bitcoin at depressed prices, when bitcoin began to rise again, the value of her savings tripled. Embarking at $1,100 per coin, railing the grind to $200 and ending at $450 per coin, Jill’s final balance actually strike Bob’s by $348!

    That’s how dollar cost averaging protects you in the long run: you end up buying less of the asset when the price is high, and more of the asset when the price is low. Over time, the dips helped Jill to accumulate more bitcoin, and the deeper the dips, the more upside she realized when the price rebounded.

    This mechanism is fine for people who believe in the potential of bitcoin, but don’t want to make a mistake and time the market incorrectly. By setting a regular buy of a motionless dollar amount, you’ll be able to feel convenient with your bitcoin investment despite which direction the price goes in the brief run.

    If you loved this post and want to be notified about significant developments in the bitcoin world, subscribe to our mailing list.

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    How To Get 300% Monthly Comebacks On Bitcoin: Bitcoin Trading, Its Blockchain

    How To Get 300% Monthly Comes back On Bitcoin? : Bitcoin Trading

    How to get 300% Monthly comebacks on bitcoin

    Cryptocurrency is the best space to get into if you are looking to get some quick investment comebacks. Many companies has took advantage of it by began suggesting investment services, mainly in bitcoin mining segment. Bitcoin is a historical success of this mankind, it has provided unbelievable comebacks to investors. Nowadays, More and more people wants to get into bitcoin investment and they want to dual/triple their Bitcoin investment in shortest time possible, So there are options available that comes in form of bitcoin mining pool contracts, They usually suggest 10-12% monthly come back on Bitcoin investment. It sounds good and Many people have invested into such schemes in past few years, 90% of them went dishonest and investors lost their money too. Bitcoin brought trust in our mitt, we are providing the trust to other people who promises to manage our asset and give us comebacks, Don’t leave behind the fact that Trust can be violated here by these companies. Once BTC used to have around 95% market dominance, now its decreased to 66% that clearly shows bitcoin is not now that fruitful in term of comebacks, which it was earlier. Bitcoin mining also going through community splat, Difficulty level has been enlargened that clearly shows getting comes back through mining contracts is not a viable option these days. Here comes altcoin market emerges as a king in cryptocurrency investment, Its more volatile than bitcoin, has more promise for quick comes back , all you need trading abilities which can be learned.

    In this article, I am going to showcase how you can get around 300% monthly comeback on your bitcoins. All you need is an account with any popular cryptocurrency exchange, I recommend poloniex. You just need to go after these steps:

    1. Buy bitcoins from any Bitcoin exchange, For indian customers buy it from Zebpay, For others buy it from Bitstamp.
    2. Create an account with poloniex.
    3. We will be going to trade in Ripple, You can also trade in monero, litecoin, dash and ethereum.
    4. Ripple and other said coins, Goes +-10% each and every days.
    5. Similar to Share trading, poloniex provides an option for stop buy and sell.
    6. You need to analyze the Ripple chart history, Last week, Last month and Determine the buying/Selling price according to that. The current best buying price is 0.00002200 BTC. The current best selling price is 0.00003200 BTC.
    7. Now you need to use stop buy option, Set stop to 0.00002300 BTC and Limit to 0.00002200 BTC, An order will be automatically placed for buying ripple when it touches 0.00002200 ( Note buying price can be different according to chart)
    8. Once you setup Stop Buy option, setup stop sell option: Stop: 0.000033000 BTC and Limit: 0.00003200 BTC, An order will be automatically placed for selling ripple when it touches 0.00003200 BTC
    9. By doing this practice you can lightly get 10% daily come back on your bitcoin investment, Don’t rely on ripple solely, You can also buy other coins like ETH,Monero,Dash,Decred etc.
    10. The Fundamental is elementary, Buy when the price is low, Sell when it is high, Do daily trading on 10% come back
    11. Always read about coin very first, Its services, Technical capability, Supply, media release before making a decision. Don’t go after any XYZ Coin, Check credibility and past spectacle before investing.

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    How To Earn Bitcoin – ten Ways – one hundred one Websites

    How To Earn Bitcoin: ten Ways & one hundred one Websites

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    Today there are almost as many ways to earn bitcoin as there are ways to earn any other kind of money. In one sense that makes this an effortless article to write – its not difficult to learn how to earn bitcoins. In other ways it makes it very raunchy to write, because there is no ‘one-size fits all’ reaction which is going to suite everybody who might end up on this page.

    In all honesty the best way to earn bitcoin is just to stop thinking about it as something different from the regular fiat money that you use everyday. How do you get money usually? Well, that is most likely how you should go about earning digital currency as well. But of course I do realize that its not always that elementary. Perhaps you just want to get hold of a puny amount of Bitcoin to attempt it out before buying some. You may also be fighting to earn money at all, and are interested in exploring fresh opportunities within this arousing fresh economy, or using it to supplement your income. And, of course,not very many bosses are going to be blessed to pay you in BTC, so you may not think it is possible for you to earn bitcoin the same way you earn fiat money (hint: it is possible). If any of those screenplays apply to you, then hopefully this page can be of some help, at least pointing you in the right direction.

    Because there are so many different opportunities out there, my guide on how to earn bitcoin will not provide a comprehensive list of every single website. Instead I will introduce you to around ten general strategies with some links to a few of the best websites for each one and information about how to find more. The one hundred one websites from the title includes sites listed in other Cryptorials articles which this page links to.

    Get Rewarded in Bitcoin for Your Crypto Investment Intelligence

    KoCurrency offers cryptocurrency investors the chance to pledge intelligence on intelligence contracts which ask users elementary yes / no investment questions. The platform, amongst other things, acts as a predictions platform that zero’s in on the prediction patterns of the smartest members of the crowd. Users who continuously pledge intelligence correctly will earn Intelligence Tokens which can later be converted into Bitcoin. Users can pledge intelligence on many different subjects including bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and more. Essentially, KoCurrency permits users to sell the value they create within the platform in exchange for bitcoin. Take their cyptocurrency predictions platform for a spin.

    Get Bitcoin Tips

    You’ll find some other tipping platforms further down the page, but I thought it was worth pointing you to the Cryptorials reviews of BitForTip and Zapchain to kick things off. BitforTip is a Q&A site where the best reaction gets a bitcoin peak, and Zapchain is a reddit style social network where you can earn tips for posting and commenting.

    Earn Bitcoins From Faucet Websites

    If you are just looking for a quick and effortless way to get a puny amount of bitcoin then faucets might be exactly what you are looking for. A faucet is just a website which gives free coins to every visitor. You will have to pack out a captcha to prove you are a real life human being and not an automated bot attempting to game the system, you may need to let your balance build up to a threshold level before the coins are sent (so they aren’t all eaten up by transaction fees), and there will usually be a limit on how often you can claim from each site; but apart from that its just as ordinary as providing your wallet address and asking for some free coins to be sent to you. Some of these site are set up by enthusiasts who just want to introduce fresh people to digital currency, but today most faucets support themselves using advertising placed on the site.

    You are certainly not going to earn a living using faucets – even if you are living in a basic wooden hut in the very cheapest location in the world you would most likely not be able to do that. But you can quickly and lightly get a few coins to get yourself began and make a test transaction or two to get familiar with using digital currency without needing to buy any coins.

    Here are some of the best faucet websites:cet

    1. Moon Bitcoin – You can choose to claim every five minutes to maximize your earnings over the day, or claim once per day for the highest payout per claim.
    2. FreeBitco.in – One of the longest running faucet sites around, with a generous hourly payout.

    Bitcoin Mining

    Unless you have access to the best wholesale tens unit prices in the world, you most likely aren’t going to make a profit from buying mining hardware to run at home, albeit some people still like to do it as a joy way to earn bitcoins which also contributes something to running the network.

    For others cloud mining is a more realistic alternative – but beware, there has been a number of instances of con artists setting up a fake cloud mining business which is actually just taking people’s money only for the business’s owners to vanish overnight with all the coins. To help you out with finding the real ones and side-stepping the scams we’ve compiled a comparison of what we think are the best cloud mining sites. Using one of these won’t assure you a profit, there are many factors which influence your earnings including the price per coin, hash rate, electrical play price and so on, so make sure you do your homework, but it should give you the best possible embark. There are also some offers and bonuses listed, such as a free welcome bonus you can get just for registering.

    GPT Websites and ‘Microtasks’

    One step up from faucets are GPT websites where you ‘get paid to’ do various quick tasks, sometimes called ‘microtasks’. Again, you are not going to make a decent living for yourself by using these websites, but if you have time on your forearms and you are looking for something you can embark straight away and proceed to do whenever you have a few spare minutes, and which will earn you a few more coins that you can get from just claiming from faucets, then these sites may be worth a look.

    Typically tasks can range from watching youtube movies that somebody is paying to promote, to clicking ad links and spending thirty seconds on a website, to packing out surveys and completing offers, or even doing a little bit of basic data entry.

    Here are some of the best sites to ‘get paid to’ do plain tasks:

    1. CoinBucks – A broad range of surveys as well as various promotional offers, some of which require you to make a purchase and some of which just want you to do things like accept a free thirty day trial or download some free software. You may not find a lot of offers you want to finish, but you do get a truly good amount of BTC per suggest.
    2. CoinAd – Get paid to click advert links and spend a certain amount of time on each site (usually thirty seconds or less). I’ve tested out a few similar services and this one seems to have the highest payments.
    3. BitcoinYellowPages – This directory service pays for the microtask of submitting business listings. If you can do a little bit of research and data entry then it might be worth a look.

    Earn Bitcoins as a Content Producer

    If you can create premium digital content then you will find that Bitcoin provides the flawless way for you to sell it over the internet.

    1. Bittit – If you have photographs or other pictures to sell then you could do worse than to take a look at this site, which provides a market for both stock photos and pornographic photos.
    2. See My Bit – Upload your movies to this site and select your own ‘pay per view’ price.
    3. Streamium – Stream live movie to your fans, charge per 2nd, and get paid directly via the blockchain with no middlemen.
    4. Pastecoin – You can sell any text paste with this service, but it is most commonly used as a market for code snippets and plain website scripts.

    Make A Website to Earn Bitcoin

    Of course if you are going to produce digital content then you may choose to create your own website rather than permitting somebody else to publish it for you. There are explosions of fine ad networks and affiliate programs that will help you to generate bitcoin revenue from your site. Take a look at these articles for more information and ideas about publishing your own website:

    Earn Bitcoins on Social Media

    You don’t even need to have your own website to embark generating an income – if you are have a strong social media presence or you fancy yourself as a bit of a marketing guru, you can earn some free coins through social media. Here are some of the best websites that may help you do that:

    • Changetip – This is the most popular platform for tipping across many different social media sites, and even provides you with a custom-built link that you can add to your profile page to receive tips. Post fine content, make yourself useful, and wait for the tips to embark rolling in.
    • Coinurl.com – If you are a prolific link sharer who gets a lot of clicks on everything you share then interstitial ad services like Coinurl suggest you a way to earn coins from every link you share with your followers by placing an ad before the content you are sharing.
    • ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ – Check out the referral / affiliate programs mentioned in the previous section – you can promote these and earn using social media too!
    • Re 2et in – Get paid in BTC for retweeting sponsored tweets.

    Get A Job Which Pays in Bitcoin

    1. Coinality -Global jobs board and the option to upload your resume
    2. Bit Task – Mostly freelance work
    3. CoinDesk Jobs – Well paid total time positions, including listings from some major employers who are willing to pay you in BTC.
    4. BitcoinTalk Services Board – A good place to look for casual and freelance work within the digital currency industry.

    Get Your Regular Wage in BTC

    If you have a job then you can get paid in Bitcoin. It doesn’t even matter if your boss has never heard of cryptocurrency or even if they are a strident critic of it – you can get your regular wage paid to you in digital currency without your boss even knowing about it. The following services will take your paycheck and either convert the entire thing, or just convert a portion of it, and automatically send the coins to your digital wallet.

    1. BitWage – This is the best known company providing a service like this. They provide you with bank details to give to your employer, then when you get paid they convert whatever percentage you want and send your money to you the next day.
    2. Get Paid in Bitcoin – An Australian service provider which will work with your employer to let them lightly pay your wage the way you want it to be paid.

    Sell Stuff

    If you are looking for some spare cash to provide a one-off boost to your finances then digging through your old stuff and picking out a few things that you no longer need to sell on over the internet is a good way to go. But of course you can’t just go to eBay if you want to sell your stuff for BTC. Fortunately, there are some good alternatives out there which let you do exactly that. This may also be a fine way for you to embark off your own business if have something that people want to buy. Here are some of the best sites to earn bitcoin by selling stuff online:

    1. CryptoThrift – This site is amongst the most popular auctions sites which let you sell your things for either bitcoin or one of the supported altcoins.
    2. BidBit – Another good ebay-style auction website for bitcoiners.
    3. Shopify – If you want to go beyond just selling a few old things and actually look into setting up your own retail business then Shopify provides one of the world’s most popular ways to set up an online store, and will let you sell for either bitcoin, fiat, or both.
    4. Open Bazaar – This decentralized marketplace provides a way to buy and sell anything for BTC. Here’s why its better than eBay.

    Bitcoin Revenue Sharing

    Many website today are based around ‘user generated content’. That means they provide a platform, whether its a social network, a blog publishing site, an picture sharing site, or a thousand other things, and their users actually pack it up with useful stuff. To many people that doesn’t seem very fair, because the site’s users are providing most of the value but getting nothing in come back. Revenue sharing is a way to even out that imbalance by paying part of the advertising revenue generated by a lump of content (which could be anything from a social media post to a movie) o the person who originally posted it. There are fountains of revenue sharing sites out there which pay in bitcoin, but here is a selection of the best ones:

    1. BitLanders – A social media website where it truly does pay to share.
    2. Paste4BTC – Get a share of the ad revenue from your text pastes.
    3. Taringa – A Latin American social media site with digital currency revenue sharing

    Earn Bitcoins Playing Movie Games

    Yes, you read that right – you can get paid to play movie games. Of course you very likely aren’t going to earn all that much, but I can’t think of a more pleasurable way to get paid.

    There are actually dozens of sites in this category so if you are interested please take a look at the total list in our Get Paid to Play Movie Games article!

    Become A Bitcoin Broker

    If you have a bit of capital to commence off with (you don’t need a fortune, but >1 btc at least) then you can set yourself up as a broker, buying and selling coins with other users in your area. You can do this solo through a peer-to-peer marketplace such as local bitcoins, or you can sign up with LakeBTC which is looking for ‘Lake Bankers’ to operate as a kind of broker through their site.

    How To Earn Bitcoin – ten Ways – one hundred one Websites

    How To Earn Bitcoin: ten Ways & one hundred one Websites

    • Cash Poker Pro: Anonymous, Secure Online Poker [ICO crowdsale] – August 28, 2017
    • Iconomi: The Easiest Way to Invest in Cryptocurrency? – August Two, 2017
    • CoinLend: Earn Interest on CryptoCurrency (& USD) with this Fee Free Lending Bot – July Ten, 2017

    Today there are almost as many ways to earn bitcoin as there are ways to earn any other kind of money. In one sense that makes this an effortless article to write – its not difficult to learn how to earn bitcoins. In other ways it makes it very rough to write, because there is no ‘one-size fits all’ reaction which is going to suite everybody who might end up on this page.

    In all honesty the best way to earn bitcoin is just to stop thinking about it as something different from the regular fiat money that you use everyday. How do you get money usually? Well, that is very likely how you should go about earning digital currency as well. But of course I do realize that its not always that ordinary. Perhaps you just want to get hold of a petite amount of Bitcoin to attempt it out before buying some. You may also be fighting to earn money at all, and are interested in exploring fresh opportunities within this titillating fresh economy, or using it to supplement your income. And, of course,not very many bosses are going to be blessed to pay you in BTC, so you may not think it is possible for you to earn bitcoin the same way you earn fiat money (hint: it is possible). If any of those screenplays apply to you, then hopefully this page can be of some help, at least pointing you in the right direction.

    Because there are so many different opportunities out there, my guide on how to earn bitcoin will not provide a comprehensive list of every single website. Instead I will introduce you to around ten general strategies with some links to a few of the best websites for each one and information about how to find more. The one hundred one websites from the title includes sites listed in other Cryptorials articles which this page links to.

    Get Rewarded in Bitcoin for Your Crypto Investment Intelligence

    KoCurrency offers cryptocurrency investors the chance to pledge intelligence on intelligence contracts which ask users ordinary yes / no investment questions. The platform, amongst other things, acts as a predictions platform that zero’s in on the prediction patterns of the smartest members of the crowd. Users who continuously pledge intelligence correctly will earn Intelligence Tokens which can later be converted into Bitcoin. Users can pledge intelligence on many different subjects including bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and more. Essentially, KoCurrency permits users to sell the value they create within the platform in exchange for bitcoin. Take their cyptocurrency predictions platform for a spin.

    Get Bitcoin Tips

    You’ll find some other tipping platforms further down the page, but I thought it was worth pointing you to the Cryptorials reviews of BitForTip and Zapchain to kick things off. BitforTip is a Q&A site where the best response gets a bitcoin peak, and Zapchain is a reddit style social network where you can earn tips for posting and commenting.

    Earn Bitcoins From Faucet Websites

    If you are just looking for a quick and effortless way to get a petite amount of bitcoin then faucets might be exactly what you are looking for. A faucet is just a website which gives free coins to every visitor. You will have to pack out a captcha to prove you are a real life human being and not an automated bot attempting to game the system, you may need to let your balance build up to a threshold level before the coins are sent (so they aren’t all eaten up by transaction fees), and there will usually be a limit on how often you can claim from each site; but apart from that its just as ordinary as providing your wallet address and asking for some free coins to be sent to you. Some of these site are set up by enthusiasts who just want to introduce fresh people to digital currency, but today most faucets support themselves using advertising placed on the site.

    You are certainly not going to earn a living using faucets – even if you are living in a basic wooden hut in the very cheapest location in the world you would very likely not be able to do that. But you can quickly and lightly get a few coins to get yourself embarked and make a test transaction or two to get familiar with using digital currency without needing to buy any coins.

    Here are some of the best faucet websites:cet

    1. Moon Bitcoin – You can choose to claim every five minutes to maximize your earnings over the day, or claim once per day for the highest payout per claim.
    2. FreeBitco.in – One of the longest running faucet sites around, with a generous hourly payout.

    Bitcoin Mining

    Unless you have access to the best wholesale electro-stimulation prices in the world, you most likely aren’t going to make a profit from buying mining hardware to run at home, albeit some people still like to do it as a joy way to earn bitcoins which also contributes something to running the network.

    For others cloud mining is a more realistic alternative – but beware, there has been a number of instances of con artists setting up a fake cloud mining business which is actually just taking people’s money only for the business’s owners to vanish overnight with all the coins. To help you out with finding the real ones and side-stepping the scams we’ve compiled a comparison of what we think are the best cloud mining sites. Using one of these won’t assure you a profit, there are many factors which influence your earnings including the price per coin, hash rate, electrical play price and so on, so make sure you do your homework, but it should give you the best possible embark. There are also some offers and bonuses listed, such as a free welcome bonus you can get just for registering.

    GPT Websites and ‘Microtasks’

    One step up from faucets are GPT websites where you ‘get paid to’ do various quick tasks, sometimes called ‘microtasks’. Again, you are not going to make a decent living for yourself by using these websites, but if you have time on your forearms and you are looking for something you can begin straight away and proceed to do whenever you have a few spare minutes, and which will earn you a few more coins that you can get from just claiming from faucets, then these sites may be worth a look.

    Typically tasks can range from watching youtube movies that somebody is paying to promote, to clicking ad links and spending thirty seconds on a website, to packing out surveys and completing offers, or even doing a little bit of basic data entry.

    Here are some of the best sites to ‘get paid to’ do elementary tasks:

    1. CoinBucks – A broad range of surveys as well as various promotional offers, some of which require you to make a purchase and some of which just want you to do things like accept a free thirty day trial or download some free software. You may not find a lot of offers you want to finish, but you do get a indeed good amount of BTC per suggest.
    2. CoinAd – Get paid to click advert links and spend a certain amount of time on each site (usually thirty seconds or less). I’ve tested out a few similar services and this one seems to have the highest payments.
    3. BitcoinYellowPages – This directory service pays for the microtask of submitting business listings. If you can do a little bit of research and data entry then it might be worth a look.

    Earn Bitcoins as a Content Producer

    If you can create premium digital content then you will find that Bitcoin provides the ideal way for you to sell it over the internet.

    1. Bittit – If you have photographs or other photos to sell then you could do worse than to take a look at this site, which provides a market for both stock photos and pornographic pictures.
    2. Observe My Bit – Upload your movies to this site and select your own ‘pay per view’ price.
    3. Streamium – Stream live movie to your fans, charge per 2nd, and get paid directly via the blockchain with no middlemen.
    4. Pastecoin – You can sell any text paste with this service, but it is most commonly used as a market for code snippets and elementary website scripts.

    Make A Website to Earn Bitcoin

    Of course if you are going to produce digital content then you may choose to create your own website rather than permitting somebody else to publish it for you. There are explosions of good ad networks and affiliate programs that will help you to generate bitcoin revenue from your site. Take a look at these articles for more information and ideas about publishing your own website:

    Earn Bitcoins on Social Media

    You don’t even need to have your own website to commence generating an income – if you are have a strong social media presence or you fancy yourself as a bit of a marketing guru, you can earn some free coins through social media. Here are some of the best websites that may help you do that:

    • Changetip – This is the most popular platform for tipping across many different social media sites, and even provides you with a custom-made link that you can add to your profile page to receive tips. Post superb content, make yourself useful, and wait for the tips to commence rolling in.
    • Coinurl.com – If you are a prolific link sharer who gets a lot of clicks on everything you share then interstitial ad services like Coinurl suggest you a way to earn coins from every link you share with your followers by placing an ad before the content you are sharing.
    • ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ – Check out the referral / affiliate programs mentioned in the previous section – you can promote these and earn using social media too!
    • Re 2et in – Get paid in BTC for retweeting sponsored tweets.

    Get A Job Which Pays in Bitcoin

    1. Coinality -Global jobs board and the option to upload your resume
    2. Bit Task – Mostly freelance work
    3. CoinDesk Jobs – Well paid total time positions, including listings from some major employers who are willing to pay you in BTC.
    4. BitcoinTalk Services Board – A fine place to look for casual and freelance work within the digital currency industry.

    Get Your Regular Wage in BTC

    If you have a job then you can get paid in Bitcoin. It doesn’t even matter if your boss has never heard of cryptocurrency or even if they are a strident critic of it – you can get your regular wage paid to you in digital currency without your boss even knowing about it. The following services will take your paycheck and either convert the entire thing, or just convert a portion of it, and automatically send the coins to your digital wallet.

    1. BitWage – This is the best known company providing a service like this. They provide you with bank details to give to your employer, then when you get paid they convert whatever percentage you want and send your money to you the next day.
    2. Get Paid in Bitcoin – An Australian service provider which will work with your employer to let them lightly pay your wage the way you want it to be paid.

    Sell Stuff

    If you are looking for some spare cash to provide a one-off boost to your finances then digging through your old stuff and picking out a few things that you no longer need to sell on over the internet is a good way to go. But of course you can’t just go to eBay if you want to sell your stuff for BTC. Fortunately, there are some superb alternatives out there which let you do exactly that. This may also be a good way for you to begin off your own business if have something that people want to buy. Here are some of the best sites to earn bitcoin by selling stuff online:

    1. CryptoThrift – This site is amongst the most popular auctions sites which let you sell your things for either bitcoin or one of the supported altcoins.
    2. BidBit – Another excellent ebay-style auction website for bitcoiners.
    3. Shopify – If you want to go beyond just selling a few old things and actually look into setting up your own retail business then Shopify provides one of the world’s most popular ways to set up an online store, and will let you sell for either bitcoin, fiat, or both.
    4. Open Bazaar – This decentralized marketplace provides a way to buy and sell anything for BTC. Here’s why its better than eBay.

    Bitcoin Revenue Sharing

    Many website today are based around ‘user generated content’. That means they provide a platform, whether its a social network, a blog publishing site, an photo sharing site, or a thousand other things, and their users actually pack it up with useful stuff. To many people that doesn’t seem very fair, because the site’s users are providing most of the value but getting nothing in comeback. Revenue sharing is a way to even out that imbalance by paying part of the advertising revenue generated by a chunk of content (which could be anything from a social media post to a movie) o the person who originally posted it. There are fountains of revenue sharing sites out there which pay in bitcoin, but here is a selection of the best ones:

    1. BitLanders – A social media website where it indeed does pay to share.
    2. Paste4BTC – Get a share of the ad revenue from your text pastes.
    3. Taringa – A Latin American social media site with digital currency revenue sharing

    Earn Bitcoins Playing Movie Games

    Yes, you read that right – you can get paid to play movie games. Of course you very likely aren’t going to earn all that much, but I can’t think of a more pleasurable way to get paid.

    There are actually dozens of sites in this category so if you are interested please take a look at the utter list in our Get Paid to Play Movie Games article!

    Become A Bitcoin Broker

    If you have a bit of capital to embark off with (you don’t need a fortune, but >1 btc at least) then you can set yourself up as a broker, buying and selling coins with other users in your area. You can do this solo through a peer-to-peer marketplace such as local bitcoins, or you can sign up with LakeBTC which is looking for ‘Lake Bankers’ to operate as a kind of broker through their site.

    How To Earn Bitcoin – ten Ways – one hundred one Websites

    How To Earn Bitcoin: ten Ways & one hundred one Websites

    • Cash Poker Pro: Anonymous, Secure Online Poker [ICO crowdsale] – August 28, 2017
    • Iconomi: The Easiest Way to Invest in Cryptocurrency? – August Two, 2017
    • CoinLend: Earn Interest on CryptoCurrency (& USD) with this Fee Free Lending Bot – July Ten, 2017

    Today there are almost as many ways to earn bitcoin as there are ways to earn any other kind of money. In one sense that makes this an effortless article to write – its not difficult to learn how to earn bitcoins. In other ways it makes it very raunchy to write, because there is no ‘one-size fits all’ response which is going to suite everybody who might end up on this page.

    In all honesty the best way to earn bitcoin is just to stop thinking about it as something different from the regular fiat money that you use everyday. How do you get money usually? Well, that is very likely how you should go about earning digital currency as well. But of course I do realize that its not always that plain. Perhaps you just want to get hold of a petite amount of Bitcoin to attempt it out before buying some. You may also be fighting to earn money at all, and are interested in exploring fresh opportunities within this titillating fresh economy, or using it to supplement your income. And, of course,not very many bosses are going to be glad to pay you in BTC, so you may not think it is possible for you to earn bitcoin the same way you earn fiat money (hint: it is possible). If any of those scripts apply to you, then hopefully this page can be of some help, at least pointing you in the right direction.

    Because there are so many different opportunities out there, my guide on how to earn bitcoin will not provide a comprehensive list of every single website. Instead I will introduce you to around ten general strategies with some links to a few of the best websites for each one and information about how to find more. The one hundred one websites from the title includes sites listed in other Cryptorials articles which this page links to.

    Get Rewarded in Bitcoin for Your Crypto Investment Intelligence

    KoCurrency offers cryptocurrency investors the chance to pledge intelligence on intelligence contracts which ask users elementary yes / no investment questions. The platform, amongst other things, acts as a predictions platform that zero’s in on the prediction patterns of the smartest members of the crowd. Users who continuously pledge intelligence correctly will earn Intelligence Tokens which can later be converted into Bitcoin. Users can pledge intelligence on many different subjects including bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and more. Essentially, KoCurrency permits users to sell the value they create within the platform in exchange for bitcoin. Take their cyptocurrency predictions platform for a spin.

    Get Bitcoin Tips

    You’ll find some other tipping platforms further down the page, but I thought it was worth pointing you to the Cryptorials reviews of BitForTip and Zapchain to kick things off. BitforTip is a Q&A site where the best response gets a bitcoin peak, and Zapchain is a reddit style social network where you can earn tips for posting and commenting.

    Earn Bitcoins From Faucet Websites

    If you are just looking for a quick and effortless way to get a petite amount of bitcoin then faucets might be exactly what you are looking for. A faucet is just a website which gives free coins to every visitor. You will have to pack out a captcha to prove you are a real life human being and not an automated bot attempting to game the system, you may need to let your balance build up to a threshold level before the coins are sent (so they aren’t all eaten up by transaction fees), and there will usually be a limit on how often you can claim from each site; but apart from that its just as ordinary as providing your wallet address and asking for some free coins to be sent to you. Some of these site are set up by enthusiasts who just want to introduce fresh people to digital currency, but today most faucets support themselves using advertising placed on the site.

    You are certainly not going to earn a living using faucets – even if you are living in a basic wooden hut in the very cheapest location in the world you would very likely not be able to do that. But you can quickly and lightly get a few coins to get yourself commenced and make a test transaction or two to get familiar with using digital currency without needing to buy any coins.

    Here are some of the best faucet websites:cet

    1. Moon Bitcoin – You can choose to claim every five minutes to maximize your earnings over the day, or claim once per day for the highest payout per claim.
    2. FreeBitco.in – One of the longest running faucet sites around, with a generous hourly payout.

    Bitcoin Mining

    Unless you have access to the best wholesale electro-therapy prices in the world, you very likely aren’t going to make a profit from buying mining hardware to run at home, albeit some people still like to do it as a joy way to earn bitcoins which also contributes something to running the network.

    For others cloud mining is a more realistic alternative – but beware, there has been a number of instances of con artists setting up a fake cloud mining business which is actually just taking people’s money only for the business’s owners to vanish overnight with all the coins. To help you out with finding the real ones and side-stepping the scams we’ve compiled a comparison of what we think are the best cloud mining sites. Using one of these won’t assure you a profit, there are many factors which influence your earnings including the price per coin, hash rate, electro-stimulation price and so on, so make sure you do your homework, but it should give you the best possible embark. There are also some offers and bonuses listed, such as a free welcome bonus you can get just for registering.

    GPT Websites and ‘Microtasks’

    One step up from faucets are GPT websites where you ‘get paid to’ do various quick tasks, sometimes called ‘microtasks’. Again, you are not going to make a decent living for yourself by using these websites, but if you have time on your mitts and you are looking for something you can begin straight away and proceed to do whenever you have a few spare minutes, and which will earn you a few more coins that you can get from just claiming from faucets, then these sites may be worth a look.

    Typically tasks can range from watching youtube movies that somebody is paying to promote, to clicking ad links and spending thirty seconds on a website, to packing out surveys and completing offers, or even doing a little bit of basic data entry.

    Here are some of the best sites to ‘get paid to’ do elementary tasks:

    1. CoinBucks – A broad range of surveys as well as various promotional offers, some of which require you to make a purchase and some of which just want you to do things like accept a free thirty day trial or download some free software. You may not find a lot of offers you want to finish, but you do get a indeed good amount of BTC per suggest.
    2. CoinAd – Get paid to click advert links and spend a certain amount of time on each site (usually thirty seconds or less). I’ve tested out a few similar services and this one seems to have the highest payments.
    3. BitcoinYellowPages – This directory service pays for the microtask of submitting business listings. If you can do a little bit of research and data entry then it might be worth a look.

    Earn Bitcoins as a Content Producer

    If you can create premium digital content then you will find that Bitcoin provides the ideal way for you to sell it over the internet.

    1. Bittit – If you have photographs or other photos to sell then you could do worse than to take a look at this site, which provides a market for both stock photos and pornographic pics.
    2. Witness My Bit – Upload your movies to this site and select your own ‘pay per view’ price.
    3. Streamium – Stream live movie to your fans, charge per 2nd, and get paid directly via the blockchain with no middlemen.
    4. Pastecoin – You can sell any text paste with this service, but it is most commonly used as a market for code snippets and plain website scripts.

    Make A Website to Earn Bitcoin

    Of course if you are going to produce digital content then you may choose to create your own website rather than permitting somebody else to publish it for you. There are fountains of excellent ad networks and affiliate programs that will help you to generate bitcoin revenue from your site. Take a look at these articles for more information and ideas about publishing your own website:

    Earn Bitcoins on Social Media

    You don’t even need to have your own website to embark generating an income – if you are have a strong social media presence or you fancy yourself as a bit of a marketing guru, you can earn some free coins through social media. Here are some of the best websites that may help you do that:

    • Changetip – This is the most popular platform for tipping across many different social media sites, and even provides you with a custom-made link that you can add to your profile page to receive tips. Post fine content, make yourself useful, and wait for the tips to commence rolling in.
    • Coinurl.com – If you are a prolific link sharer who gets a lot of clicks on everything you share then interstitial ad services like Coinurl suggest you a way to earn coins from every link you share with your followers by placing an ad before the content you are sharing.
    • ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ – Check out the referral / affiliate programs mentioned in the previous section – you can promote these and earn using social media too!
    • Re 2et in – Get paid in BTC for retweeting sponsored tweets.

    Get A Job Which Pays in Bitcoin

    1. Coinality -Global jobs board and the option to upload your resume
    2. Bit Task – Mostly freelance work
    3. CoinDesk Jobs – Well paid utter time positions, including listings from some major employers who are willing to pay you in BTC.
    4. BitcoinTalk Services Board – A good place to look for casual and freelance work within the digital currency industry.

    Get Your Regular Wage in BTC

    If you have a job then you can get paid in Bitcoin. It doesn’t even matter if your boss has never heard of cryptocurrency or even if they are a strident critic of it – you can get your regular wage paid to you in digital currency without your boss even knowing about it. The following services will take your paycheck and either convert the entire thing, or just convert a portion of it, and automatically send the coins to your digital wallet.

    1. BitWage – This is the best known company providing a service like this. They provide you with bank details to give to your employer, then when you get paid they convert whatever percentage you want and send your money to you the next day.
    2. Get Paid in Bitcoin – An Australian service provider which will work with your employer to let them lightly pay your wage the way you want it to be paid.

    Sell Stuff

    If you are looking for some spare cash to provide a one-off boost to your finances then digging through your old stuff and picking out a few things that you no longer need to sell on over the internet is a good way to go. But of course you can’t just go to eBay if you want to sell your stuff for BTC. Fortunately, there are some superb alternatives out there which let you do exactly that. This may also be a fine way for you to begin off your own business if have something that people want to buy. Here are some of the best sites to earn bitcoin by selling stuff online:

    1. CryptoThrift – This site is amongst the most popular auctions sites which let you sell your things for either bitcoin or one of the supported altcoins.
    2. BidBit – Another excellent ebay-style auction website for bitcoiners.
    3. Shopify – If you want to go beyond just selling a few old things and actually look into setting up your own retail business then Shopify provides one of the world’s most popular ways to set up an online store, and will let you sell for either bitcoin, fiat, or both.
    4. Open Bazaar – This decentralized marketplace provides a way to buy and sell anything for BTC. Here’s why its better than eBay.

    Bitcoin Revenue Sharing

    Many website today are based around ‘user generated content’. That means they provide a platform, whether its a social network, a blog publishing site, an pic sharing site, or a thousand other things, and their users actually pack it up with useful stuff. To many people that doesn’t seem very fair, because the site’s users are providing most of the value but getting nothing in come back. Revenue sharing is a way to even out that imbalance by paying part of the advertising revenue generated by a lump of content (which could be anything from a social media post to a movie) o the person who originally posted it. There are fountains of revenue sharing sites out there which pay in bitcoin, but here is a selection of the best ones:

    1. BitLanders – A social media website where it indeed does pay to share.
    2. Paste4BTC – Get a share of the ad revenue from your text pastes.
    3. Taringa – A Latin American social media site with digital currency revenue sharing

    Earn Bitcoins Playing Movie Games

    Yes, you read that right – you can get paid to play movie games. Of course you very likely aren’t going to earn all that much, but I can’t think of a more pleasurable way to get paid.

    There are actually dozens of sites in this category so if you are interested please take a look at the utter list in our Get Paid to Play Movie Games article!

    Become A Bitcoin Broker

    If you have a bit of capital to begin off with (you don’t need a fortune, but >1 btc at least) then you can set yourself up as a broker, buying and selling coins with other users in your area. You can do this solo through a peer-to-peer marketplace such as local bitcoins, or you can sign up with LakeBTC which is looking for ‘Lake Bankers’ to operate as a kind of broker through their site.

    How To Earn Bitcoin – ten Ways – one hundred one Websites

    How To Earn Bitcoin: ten Ways & one hundred one Websites

    • Cash Poker Pro: Anonymous, Secure Online Poker [ICO crowdsale] – August 28, 2017
    • Iconomi: The Easiest Way to Invest in Cryptocurrency? – August Two, 2017
    • CoinLend: Earn Interest on CryptoCurrency (& USD) with this Fee Free Lending Bot – July Ten, 2017

    Today there are almost as many ways to earn bitcoin as there are ways to earn any other kind of money. In one sense that makes this an effortless article to write – its not difficult to learn how to earn bitcoins. In other ways it makes it very raunchy to write, because there is no ‘one-size fits all’ reaction which is going to suite everybody who might end up on this page.

    In all honesty the best way to earn bitcoin is just to stop thinking about it as something different from the regular fiat money that you use everyday. How do you get money usually? Well, that is very likely how you should go about earning digital currency as well. But of course I do realize that its not always that ordinary. Perhaps you just want to get hold of a puny amount of Bitcoin to attempt it out before buying some. You may also be fighting to earn money at all, and are interested in exploring fresh opportunities within this arousing fresh economy, or using it to supplement your income. And, of course,not very many bosses are going to be glad to pay you in BTC, so you may not think it is possible for you to earn bitcoin the same way you earn fiat money (hint: it is possible). If any of those screenplays apply to you, then hopefully this page can be of some help, at least pointing you in the right direction.

    Because there are so many different opportunities out there, my guide on how to earn bitcoin will not provide a comprehensive list of every single website. Instead I will introduce you to around ten general strategies with some links to a few of the best websites for each one and information about how to find more. The one hundred one websites from the title includes sites listed in other Cryptorials articles which this page links to.

    Get Rewarded in Bitcoin for Your Crypto Investment Intelligence

    KoCurrency offers cryptocurrency investors the chance to pledge intelligence on intelligence contracts which ask users elementary yes / no investment questions. The platform, amongst other things, acts as a predictions platform that zero’s in on the prediction patterns of the smartest members of the crowd. Users who continuously pledge intelligence correctly will earn Intelligence Tokens which can later be converted into Bitcoin. Users can pledge intelligence on many different subjects including bitcoin, ethereum, litecoin, ripple and more. Essentially, KoCurrency permits users to sell the value they create within the platform in exchange for bitcoin. Take their cyptocurrency predictions platform for a spin.

    Get Bitcoin Tips

    You’ll find some other tipping platforms further down the page, but I thought it was worth pointing you to the Cryptorials reviews of BitForTip and Zapchain to kick things off. BitforTip is a Q&A site where the best reaction gets a bitcoin peak, and Zapchain is a reddit style social network where you can earn tips for posting and commenting.

    Earn Bitcoins From Faucet Websites

    If you are just looking for a quick and effortless way to get a petite amount of bitcoin then faucets might be exactly what you are looking for. A faucet is just a website which gives free coins to every visitor. You will have to pack out a captcha to prove you are a real life human being and not an automated bot attempting to game the system, you may need to let your balance build up to a threshold level before the coins are sent (so they aren’t all eaten up by transaction fees), and there will usually be a limit on how often you can claim from each site; but apart from that its just as plain as providing your wallet address and asking for some free coins to be sent to you. Some of these site are set up by enthusiasts who just want to introduce fresh people to digital currency, but today most faucets support themselves using advertising placed on the site.

    You are certainly not going to earn a living using faucets – even if you are living in a basic wooden hut in the very cheapest location in the world you would very likely not be able to do that. But you can quickly and lightly get a few coins to get yourself commenced and make a test transaction or two to get familiar with using digital currency without needing to buy any coins.

    Here are some of the best faucet websites:cet

    1. Moon Bitcoin – You can choose to claim every five minutes to maximize your earnings over the day, or claim once per day for the highest payout per claim.
    2. FreeBitco.in – One of the longest running faucet sites around, with a generous hourly payout.

    Bitcoin Mining

    Unless you have access to the best wholesale violet wand prices in the world, you most likely aren’t going to make a profit from buying mining hardware to run at home, albeit some people still like to do it as a joy way to earn bitcoins which also contributes something to running the network.

    For others cloud mining is a more realistic alternative – but beware, there has been a number of instances of con artists setting up a fake cloud mining business which is actually just taking people’s money only for the business’s owners to vanish overnight with all the coins. To help you out with finding the real ones and side-stepping the scams we’ve compiled a comparison of what we think are the best cloud mining sites. Using one of these won’t ensure you a profit, there are many factors which influence your earnings including the price per coin, hash rate, violet wand price and so on, so make sure you do your homework, but it should give you the best possible embark. There are also some offers and bonuses listed, such as a free welcome bonus you can get just for registering.

    GPT Websites and ‘Microtasks’

    One step up from faucets are GPT websites where you ‘get paid to’ do various quick tasks, sometimes called ‘microtasks’. Again, you are not going to make a decent living for yourself by using these websites, but if you have time on your palms and you are looking for something you can begin straight away and proceed to do whenever you have a few spare minutes, and which will earn you a few more coins that you can get from just claiming from faucets, then these sites may be worth a look.

    Typically tasks can range from watching youtube movies that somebody is paying to promote, to clicking ad links and spending thirty seconds on a website, to packing out surveys and completing offers, or even doing a little bit of basic data entry.

    Here are some of the best sites to ‘get paid to’ do ordinary tasks:

    1. CoinBucks – A broad range of surveys as well as various promotional offers, some of which require you to make a purchase and some of which just want you to do things like accept a free thirty day trial or download some free software. You may not find a lot of offers you want to accomplish, but you do get a indeed good amount of BTC per suggest.
    2. CoinAd – Get paid to click advert links and spend a certain amount of time on each site (usually thirty seconds or less). I’ve tested out a few similar services and this one seems to have the highest payments.
    3. BitcoinYellowPages – This directory service pays for the microtask of submitting business listings. If you can do a little bit of research and data entry then it might be worth a look.

    Earn Bitcoins as a Content Producer

    If you can create premium digital content then you will find that Bitcoin provides the ideal way for you to sell it over the internet.

    1. Bittit – If you have photographs or other photos to sell then you could do worse than to take a look at this site, which provides a market for both stock photos and pornographic pics.
    2. See My Bit – Upload your movies to this site and select your own ‘pay per view’ price.
    3. Streamium – Stream live movie to your fans, charge per 2nd, and get paid directly via the blockchain with no middlemen.
    4. Pastecoin – You can sell any text paste with this service, but it is most commonly used as a market for code snippets and ordinary website scripts.

    Make A Website to Earn Bitcoin

    Of course if you are going to produce digital content then you may choose to create your own website rather than permitting somebody else to publish it for you. There are fountains of superb ad networks and affiliate programs that will help you to generate bitcoin revenue from your site. Take a look at these articles for more information and ideas about publishing your own website:

    Earn Bitcoins on Social Media

    You don’t even need to have your own website to embark generating an income – if you are have a strong social media presence or you fancy yourself as a bit of a marketing guru, you can earn some free coins through social media. Here are some of the best websites that may help you do that:

    • Changetip – This is the most popular platform for tipping across many different social media sites, and even provides you with a custom-built link that you can add to your profile page to receive tips. Post fine content, make yourself useful, and wait for the tips to begin rolling in.
    • Coinurl.com – If you are a prolific link sharer who gets a lot of clicks on everything you share then interstitial ad services like Coinurl suggest you a way to earn coins from every link you share with your followers by placing an ad before the content you are sharing.
    • ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ ⇧ – Check out the referral / affiliate programs mentioned in the previous section – you can promote these and earn using social media too!
    • Re 2et in – Get paid in BTC for retweeting sponsored tweets.

    Get A Job Which Pays in Bitcoin

    1. Coinality -Global jobs board and the option to upload your resume
    2. Bit Task – Mostly freelance work
    3. CoinDesk Jobs – Well paid total time positions, including listings from some major employers who are willing to pay you in BTC.
    4. BitcoinTalk Services Board – A fine place to look for casual and freelance work within the digital currency industry.

    Get Your Regular Wage in BTC

    If you have a job then you can get paid in Bitcoin. It doesn’t even matter if your boss has never heard of cryptocurrency or even if they are a strident critic of it – you can get your regular wage paid to you in digital currency without your boss even knowing about it. The following services will take your paycheck and either convert the entire thing, or just convert a portion of it, and automatically send the coins to your digital wallet.

    1. BitWage – This is the best known company providing a service like this. They provide you with bank details to give to your employer, then when you get paid they convert whatever percentage you want and send your money to you the next day.
    2. Get Paid in Bitcoin – An Australian service provider which will work with your employer to let them lightly pay your wage the way you want it to be paid.

    Sell Stuff

    If you are looking for some spare cash to provide a one-off boost to your finances then digging through your old stuff and picking out a few things that you no longer need to sell on over the internet is a good way to go. But of course you can’t just go to eBay if you want to sell your stuff for BTC. Fortunately, there are some fine alternatives out there which let you do exactly that. This may also be a fine way for you to begin off your own business if have something that people want to buy. Here are some of the best sites to earn bitcoin by selling stuff online:

    1. CryptoThrift – This site is amongst the most popular auctions sites which let you sell your things for either bitcoin or one of the supported altcoins.
    2. BidBit – Another fine ebay-style auction website for bitcoiners.
    3. Shopify – If you want to go beyond just selling a few old things and actually look into setting up your own retail business then Shopify provides one of the world’s most popular ways to set up an online store, and will let you sell for either bitcoin, fiat, or both.
    4. Open Bazaar – This decentralized marketplace provides a way to buy and sell anything for BTC. Here’s why its better than eBay.

    Bitcoin Revenue Sharing

    Many website today are based around ‘user generated content’. That means they provide a platform, whether its a social network, a blog publishing site, an picture sharing site, or a thousand other things, and their users actually pack it up with useful stuff. To many people that doesn’t seem very fair, because the site’s users are providing most of the value but getting nothing in come back. Revenue sharing is a way to even out that imbalance by paying part of the advertising revenue generated by a chunk of content (which could be anything from a social media post to a movie) o the person who originally posted it. There are fountains of revenue sharing sites out there which pay in bitcoin, but here is a selection of the best ones:

    1. BitLanders – A social media website where it truly does pay to share.
    2. Paste4BTC – Get a share of the ad revenue from your text pastes.
    3. Taringa – A Latin American social media site with digital currency revenue sharing

    Earn Bitcoins Playing Movie Games

    Yes, you read that right – you can get paid to play movie games. Of course you most likely aren’t going to earn all that much, but I can’t think of a more pleasant way to get paid.

    There are actually dozens of sites in this category so if you are interested please take a look at the utter list in our Get Paid to Play Movie Games article!

    Become A Bitcoin Broker

    If you have a bit of capital to commence off with (you don’t need a fortune, but >1 btc at least) then you can set yourself up as a broker, buying and selling coins with other users in your area. You can do this solo through a peer-to-peer marketplace such as local bitcoins, or you can sign up with LakeBTC which is looking for ‘Lake Bankers’ to operate as a kind of broker through their site.

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    How to Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card (, LocalBitcoins, Coinbase, CoinMama, BitPanda)

    How to Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card (Cex.io, LocalBitcoins, Coinbase, CoinMama, BitPanda)

    Buy Bitcoins with Credit Card: Bitcoins have been around for fairly some time now, but even today not everyone has “trusted” solutions to ordinary questions like How to buy Bitcoins with credit card.

    Hence that’s what I’m aiming to solve across this chunk. I’ll walk you through some of the best platforms to buy Bitcoins with credit card without the least bit of risks involved.

    These days more than Ten+ trusted markets which accepting debit or credit card for buy bitcoins but mostly have some powerless points and high fee. Here I am presenting only those bitcoin trading markets which have low fee, good support, and high security.

    Most Using Methods:

    So without striking around the thicket, let’s get down to the point and finish review of mention five best bitcoin markets which accepting credit card for buy bitcoin.

    1). Cex.io

    Since 2013, CEX.io has proven itself to be one of the most trusted cryptocurrency platforms on the web. There are numerous reasons why I’m listing it here as the #1 platform to buy Bitcoins using a credit card.

    • Giant country support. (Almost all the countries including twenty four USA states!)
    • Extensive reports for every activity. (Trading, transaction history, real-time balance).
    • Instant Processing: You do not have to wait, at all, in order for the Bitcoins to be reflected in your wallet.
    • Quick account approval.
    • Quick Customer Support (365*24*7), Live Talk also available.
    • Fee Deposit(Three.25%+$0.25), Withdraw(Trio.80%)

    Steps to buy Bitcoins with credit card on cex.io

    Signup at Cex.io using any of the available options. (Using Facebook login is rapid, but I’d advise against it for added security)

    Click on Buy/Sell button on the top.

    Specify the amount of Bitcoins you wish to purchase. You can either directly click on a pre-set amount, or specify a custom-built amount.

    A popup would come up asking you to fund your account. So just click on fund account.

    Click on add a fresh card option.

    Inject your card information and click on proceed.

    Once you make the payment, the Bitcoins get added to your Cex.io instantly!

    WARNING:

    Leaving your Bitcoins on an exchange (no matter how secure and reputed) is the worst possible Bitcoin strategy you can ever have. So budge your Bitcoins instantly to your wallet. Not sure which one? Check out list of Best Bitcoin Wallets here!

    Two). Local Bitcoins

    Local Bitcoin pops up on almost all of our discussions over here, that’s just the aura that the platform has built for itself. Recently we did a lump on How to buy Bitcoins using Paypal and LocalBitcoins was our #1 contender on the list.

    • Feedback and reputation powered: You only deal with traders with good, established reputation and history. No scams there.
    • Seller trust-level can be lightly and deeply verified.
    • Low-fee.
    • Numerous options for payment.
    • Escrow service ensures ensure and protection.
    • Can find your local traders in your area for best deals.

    Steps to buy Bitcoins with credit card on LocalBitcoins:

    Head over to LocalBitcoins, inject the amount of your local currency you’re willing to spend, and select your country.

    Set “National Bank Transfer” as the payment method.

    A list would pop up listing all the sellers who’re accepting that payment methods. Choose the most trusted seller you see. (Not sure how to do that? Our article on How to buy Bitcoins using Paypal consists of a section dedicated to spotting the most trusted seller from a list on Local Bitcoins, do check it out!)

    Specify the amount of Bitcoins you wish to purchase, include a note/message (optiona), and click on Send Trade Request.

    Wait for the seller to acknowledge your message. Once he does, he’d send you the bank details where he/she wishes to receive the payment. Just go after the rules specified by him (if any), and make the transaction.

    You can use your Credit/Debit card or direct wire-transfer to send the amount to the seller. I just used my credit card to send the amount to his bank directly.

    Mark the invoice as “paid” once you’ve paid the amount.

    Once they receive the amount, Local Bitcoins’ escrow would automatically dispatch the Bitcoins to you.

    Bonus Method:

    The best thing about Local Bitcoins is that there’s a plethora of payments to choose from. So just choose any other option if National Bank Transfer thing isn’t working for you, like Ideal Money per say, add funds to your Ideal Money account using your credit card, and then send those PM funds to your seller.

    The same can be applied with any other method on Local Bitcoins.

    Trio). Coinbase

    Coinbase is one of the most reputed brands in the Bitcoin industry. So the trust factor doesn’t exactly need a fresh introduction. The 6.6Million user-base clearly reflects its capabilities and reputation.

    • Low Fee:- Three.75%
    • 33 Countries supported.
    • $Ten Bitcoin bonus on purchases worth $100+

    Steps to buy Bitcoins with credit card with Coinbase:

    Click on Accounts (on the sidebar) > payment methods (top bar).

    On the next page, click on Add payment method.

    Choose credit/debit card as the option.

    Inject your Card information on the next page.

    The card would require verification and you’d be asked to upload some kind of govt. issued ID which shouldn’t be a problem and is actually a security feature I’m glad about.

    Anyway once the verification is finish, click on Buy/Sell on the left sidebar.

    On the next page, simply inject the amount of Bitcoins you wish to purchase, choose your payment method and select where you wish the BTC to be deposited.

    On the next page simply confirm the transaction.

    And you’re done! The Bitcoin would arrive in the deposit wallet you specified.

    Extra Information:

    • You can buy upto $150 USD worth of coins/week with a credit card on Coinbase. That’s the limit they’ve imposed to regulate funds and eliminate any fraud attempts which might arise.

    Four). CoinMama

    CoinMama is on this list for the plain reason that they take pride in being specialized in the art of buying Bitcoins with a credit card. Infact their tagline says “Buy Bitcoins with credit card or Cash”. So yeah they’re pretty serious about it.

    • No verification required upto a limit of $150.
    • High boundaries:- $5000/day and/or $20,000/month!
    • Fee 6.75%, For credit card 5% extra fee

    Steps to buy Bitcoins with credit card on CoinMama:

    On the homepage itself, just choose or specify the amount of coins you’re willing to buy.

    Register on the next screen.

    Login into your account and click on Buy Bitcoins.

    Specify the amount of Bitcoins you wish to buy. (The very first time was just a demo kind of thing, a way to get to the registration page!)

    Choose Debit/Credit card on the next screen. (That’s the only option over there anyway!)

    On the next page, come in the Bitcoin wallet address where you wish to receive the coins, and click on proceed to payment button.

    Verify that the address is correct on the popup which shows itself and again click on proceed to payment.

    Come in your card details on the next page and click next.

    The payment would go through Simplex, and your bank account. Anyway once it’s ended (which takes duo seconds at a maximum), the Bitcoins display up in your Bitcoin wallet instantly.

    What I Didn’t Like:

    • The price that’s reflected on the website already has a fee of 6.75% included to itself. (Meaning the exchange rates are higher!)
    • In addition to that, there’s an added fee of 5% from Simplex (or any other payment processor they use) for each transaction.

    Five). BitPanda

    Just because Bitpanda is listed at #Five in this buy Bitcoins with credit card list doesn’t in any way mean it’s not worth it, or less than the other contenders in this list in any way.

    Infact to be fair it has some pretty serious edges over most of the others in this list, including:

    • Low Fee:- 3-4%
    • Instant delivery
    • Established reputation
    • High buying thresholds.
    • Elementary steps
    • Minimum verification required.
    • Supports a wide-range of currencies including Bitcoin, LTC, Ethereum

    Steps to buy Bitcoins with credit card on BitPanda:

    Go to Bitpanda.com and click on Get Embarked.

    Pack in the plain registration form and accomplish all the registration steps. (E-mail verification, setting up of a password etc.).

    Click on the Buy button at the top-bar.

    On the next page, select Bitcoin as the currency of your choice > Choose VISA / Mastercard as mode of payment > And specify the amount you wish to buy.

    Again confirm that you’re going to use Visa/Mastercard as your payment method on the next page.

    And eventually verify and confirm your order.

    The next step requires a verification that you’re indeed the account possessor. An OTP sent via OTP is the easiest way, so just click on it. (Or you can opt for the call verification as well).

    Confirm the OTP you received.

    The page will then redirect you to your credit card payment page. Inject the card details and click pay.

    And in about ten seconds, you get the confirmation that you’re transaction was successful and the Bitcoins arrive in your Bitpanda wallet.

    Wrapping it Up:

    So that’s all for today folks as far as this guide on “ How to buy Bitcoins with credit card ” is worried.

    Do note that there are atleast fifty Bitcoin portals which let you buy Bitcoins with credit card, but we’ve listed only Five. Why? Well because these five are the most trusted, reputed and effortless to use Bitcoin portals on the planet.

    All the methods have been personally tested and verified before being listed here, so not sure about the rest 45, but these Five? They surely will let you buy Bitcoins using a credit card in the next duo minutes.

    Do let me know if this lump answered your questions, and if you’re still in doubt, just leave a comment and I’ll attempt my best to response your queries to the best of my skill.

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    How to Buy Bitcoin

    How to Buy Bitcoin

    You can buy Bitcoin lightly, in a process as ordinary as signing up for any mobile app.

    Before you buy Bitcoin, you need to download a Bitcoin wallet by going to a site like Blockchain.info, or to a mobile app such as Bitcoin Wallet for Android or Blockchain Bitcoin Wallet for iOS, and packing out an online form with basic details. This shouldn’t take more than two minutes. (Related reading, see: Basics For Buying And Investing In Bitcoin)

    This is what your account page would look like if you were to sign up for a Bitcoin wallet on Coinbase. As you see, it looks kind of like the online banking software that most traditional commercial banks use for their customers:

    Use Regular Money to Buy Bitcoin

    Once you have a Bitcoin wallet, you use a traditional payment method such as credit card, bank transfer (ACH), or debit card to buy Bitcoins on a Bitcoin exchange (example: Coinbase). The Bitcoins are then transferred to your wallet. The availability of the above payment methods is subject to the area of jurisdiction and exchange chosen. Here is a screenshot of the Bitcoin interface showcasing how to buy and sell not just Bitcoin but also Ethereum and Litecoin​, which are other popular virtual currencies. As you see, it’s as straightforward as clicking on the “Buy” tab if you want to buy, and “Sell” tab if you want to sell. You select which currency you are buying/selling and which payment method (your bank account or credit card) you want to use.

    Reminisce that “Bitcoin exchange” and “Bitcoin wallet” need not be the same. Bitcoin exchanges are kind of like forex exchanges–places where you can trade Bitcoin for a fiat currency, say, BTC for USD and vice versa (in U.S. for example). While exchanges suggest wallet capabilities to users, it’s not their primary business. Since wallets need to be kept safe and secure, exchanges do not encourage storing of Bitcoins for higher amounts or long periods of time. Hence, it is best to transfer your Bitcoins to a secure wallet. Security must be your top priority while opting for a Bitcoin wallet; always opt for the one with multi-signature facility.

    There are many well-established exchanges that act as a one-stop solution by suggesting high security standards and reporting. Due diligence must be exercised while choosing a Bitcoin exchange or wallet. (Related reading, see: What Is Cold Storage For Bitcoin)

    A Bitcoin Wallet is for Your Private Key, Not for Storing Bitcoin

    The common assumption that Bitcoins are stored in a wallet is technically incorrect. Bitcoins are not stored anywhere. Bitcoin balances are kept using public and private “keys,” which are long strings of numbers and letters linked through the mathematical encryption algorithm that was used to create them. The public key (comparable to a bank account number or IBAN) serves as the address published to the world, and to which others may send Bitcoins.

    The private key (comparable to an ATM PIN) is meant to be a guarded secret, and only used to authorize Bitcoin transmissions. Thus, it’s the “private key” that is kept in a Bitcoin wallet. Some safeguards for a Bitcoin wallet include: encrypting the wallet with a strong password and choosing the cold storage option, i.e. storing it offline. In the case of Coinbase, they suggest a secure “multisig vault” to host your keys, which you can sign up for.

    As a user, you are free to use those Bitcoins using the “private key” to buy a commodity, or make a payment for a service, or send money to a friend or family. These Bitcoins are sent using the “address” of the recipient. Selling Bitcoins on the exchange will earn you its selling amount in the local currency, which can be withdrawn by you.

    Albeit Bitcoin is homogenous (the same everywhere in the world), its price varies across countries and even exchanges within the same country, providing a rise to arbitrage opportunities. The Bitcoin price in South Korea has been trading at a 35% premium while in India it has been at a 20-25% premium. The request and supply conditions result in some aberrations in its price.

    The number of places where Bitcoins can be spent is enhancing rapidly and includes some big retail players as well as many petite businesses and retailers. The enhanced acceptance is boosting its footprint across the globe and is helping it secure an official recognition as a mode of payment. Japan has recently accepted Bitcoin as a payment mode.

    The Bottom Line

    The switching regulatory stance, enhancing adoption and acceptance, investments in Bitcoin start-ups and products being launched around it have cumulatively raised the confidence in Bitcoin. However, it’s still in a nascent stage and thus one must be aware of the price volatility issues, taxation aspect and legality angle before buying Bitcoins.

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    How to Buy Bitcoin With Debit

    How to Buy Bitcoin With Debit/Credit Card in Nigeria 2017

    (Plus cheapest Price possible…)

    If you are on a mobile device, swipe left and right to view total table.

    There are lots of Bitcoin exchange merchant online that accepts the credit or debit card (naira master card or visa card) for the purchase of bitcoin. But almost all of them does not accept the Naira debit card and debit cards from some other countries. The annoying thing is that they permit you to register with them before telling you that your country is not accepted. This could be a waste of time. I took my time go through thirty one sites that accept credit card for bitcoin. I found that only three of them accepts the debit/credit card from all countries including Nigeria. I have reviewed and compared this three websites with a table to compare them and even found out the cheapest exchange. If you appreciate the information, share on Facebook to reach more people.

    Buy Bitcoin with Debit/Credit card at Virwox

    Accepted Cards: GTB MasterCard, GTB utility card, FCMB visa card, Access bank master card and UBA Visa card, dollar card of all banks

    Virvox is a virtual currency exchange that existed even before Bitcoin was open for trading in Jan 2009. Virvox was set up in two thousand seven to trade 2nd Life Lindens (SLL) and other virtual currencies used for gaming online.

    Virvox Commenced accepting Bitcoin in April two thousand eleven and opened a way for people to buy Bitcoin with PayPal. In other words, people buy SLL with PayPal, convert the SLL to Bitcoin then send the bitcoin to their bitcoin wallet so the process is fairly long and don’t leave behind your debit/credit card is linked to your PayPal. Their transaction fee is fairly high 10% but they have over 740k registered users very likely because they have been around for a long time.

    A quick breakdown on how to buy Bitcoin with debit card/PayPal at Virwox

    1. Deposit dollars to virwox through PayPal
    2. Buy “Second Life Lindens” (SLL) with your USD
    3. Purchase Bitcoin with SLL
    4. Withdraw BTC to your Bitcoin Wallet

    From my calculation, you will lose NGN eight hundred if you buy Bitcoin with virwox compared to the local exchange.

    Pros. Worldwide availability, no verification needed

    Buy Bitcoin with Debit/Credit card at Luno

    Accepted cards: All visa and master card from all banks

    Luno is a Bitcoin exchange/wallet provider. I will recommend Luno to anybody any day, as a matter of fact, if you already have a wallet provider, I suggest you still sign up with Luno. This is the exchange I use 95% of the time the remaining 5% is just for me see how other sites work. From my practice, they are the cheapest and easiest way to buy bitcoin online. They are in many countries around the world. They were primarily called bitx when they did not have the debit/credit card option and take about twelve to twenty four hours to process your transaction. They later upgraded to a more user-friendly interface, switched their name to Lluno without disrupting their users’ account, launched their app and integrated a debit/credit card option. Your wallet if funded instantly on Luno. The good thing about Luno is that they accept your local currency. This way you do not lose money due to dual conversion from naira to dollar or Euro before Bitcoin. This means that you are no longer limited to $100 per month since the transaction is in naira. Transactions can be made with master or visa card from any bank. Luno also makes withdrawal effortless. You can lightly convert your bitcoin to naira and receive it in your bank account.

    To buy Bitcoin from Luno. Click on ‘account’, click on deposit. Inject your card information. Your Luno naira wallet will be credited. Click ‘buy’ to buy bitcoin. Your bitcoin wallet will be funded instantly. You can buy bitcoin with as low as one hundred naira (about $0.28) This process is plain and straight forward.

    From my calculation, you will save about Two,430 naira per $100 if you buy Bitcoin on luno when compared with the local bitcoin exchange.

    Pros: Cheapest so far, user-friendly, excellent customer support

    Cons: they only deal on Bitcoin

    Buy Bitcoin with Debit/Credit card at Indacoin

    Accepted Cards from Nigeria: GTB MasterCard, GTB utility card, FCMB visa card, Access bank master card and UBA visa card, dollar card of all banks

    Indacoin is an exchange based in the UK that permits anybody from any part of the world to buy Bitcoin, Litcoin or Etherum with debit/credit card. They accept Master card and Visa card from any part of the word.

    To use your card for the very first time on indacoin, you will have to inject a 3-digit code that can be found in your card statement and verify your phone number. This process is very plain and it’s just to confirm that the card belongs to you. Also for your very first transaction with a fresh card, you are limited to inbetween thirty to one hundred Euro the very first day, two hundred Euro after four days and five hundred Euro after seven days.

    On the downside, tho’ the site stated that they don’t charge any fee, their exchange rate is pretty high this could be due to the debit card charges. From My calculation, you will be losing about NGN12,700 naira per $100 dollar when you use this exchange compared to using a local Nigeria Bitcoin exchange. this is a lot

    Pros: worldwide availability, good support, user-friendly interface

    have you made a choice yet?

    There is no doubt that Luno has all the advantages but if you don’t have a debit or credit card, there are other methods you can use. I have also reviewed ten sites where you can buy Bitcoin in Nigeria most of them have offices where you can even walk in and buy with cash. If you loved reading this, please like, leave me a comment and share this post on facebook with the facebook icon below someone might need the information. If you have any information for me to update this article do let me know. Thank you.

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