Thursday, February 28, 2013

Month In Review: February 2013

Hi! This is Marcus Wilson, The Bitcoin Master's butler! I'm not as good as him reviewing stuff, but I'll make my best every last day of each month to cast an eye on what he had to say about the world of Bitcoin. Let's see what we have for February 2013, the very first month he decided to share his wisdom with the rest of us mortals...

But first, let me serve dinner to The Master...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Site Review: Free BTC PT (2 updates)

This is a site that I found by chance, since it doesn't advertise itself anywhere. And it's also the one that can potentionally give you the largest amount of bitcoins every day. I call it "Free BTC PT":

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Did Earn Free Bitcoins And GOXKEYGEN Stop Working? (2 updates)

During the last couple of days I haven't been able to get my daily dose of free bitcoins at the websites Earn Free Bitcoins and GOXKEYGEN. Are you having a similar problem? I wouldn't like to add these sites to my list of places that don't give out free bitcoins anymore...

Will they be back soon?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Site Review: AmazonBitcoins (2 updates)

Do you buy at Amazon? Would you like to buy their stuff using Bitcoins? Now it's possible, thanks to a new Bitcoin service which launched yesterday: AmazonBitcoins!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Site Review: CoinVisitor (2 updates)

Update 1, 10/03/2013: CoinVisitor has been down for 24 hours. I sent them a tweet to ask the reason.

Update 2, 11/03/2013: CoinVisitor works again...

Let's have a look today at one more site that gives you free bitcoins for visiting websites. CoinVisitor follows a scheme a bit different from other similar places like BitVisitor, Earn Free Bitcoins or BitCoin4YOU:

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Useful Bitcoin Web Tools

There are several webs focused on the Bitcoin world that contain a lot of interesting information about the state of the Bitcoin network, the contents of the blockchain and other stuff. Let's check out seven of them today:

Great tools for the Bitcoin user!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Site Review: CoinUploads

Today I'll review a great web that allows you to earn Bitcoins with your digital files! It's really easy to use, anonymous and works very well. And its name is CoinUploads:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Site Review: Coin Reaper

Coin Reaper is a bitcoin faucet with a twist: it gives out some bitcoins but also lets you visit several other websites which give more free bitcoins without leaving the Coin Reaper site. So as you reap the bitcoins from them, I guess. Let's check it out:

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Beware Of These Scams!

There are websites that claim to give you free Bitcoins and then don't do it. That's pretty bad; they should stop being online until they work correctly or be forever removed from the Internet. But there's something far worse, and those are the sites that don't only scam you, but actively try to steal your Bitcoins from you. During the past days I've found three examples. Ignore them if you ever stumble upon them!

All your Bitcoins are belong to me!

Since all the following websites seem to have been made by the same person (pictured above), let's give him a name... For example, "Mr. Thief". Before we explore them, let me take my hat...

... My magnifying glass...

... And a nice smoking pipe.

Now we are ready to investigate these scams!

I'm ready!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Site Review: CoinTicket

CoinTicket is a bitcoin shop. Which sells... Bitcoins... That cost... Nothing. However, you need to get tickets to "buy" the bitcoins. When you visit this shop, you get a certain amount of tickets for free, but if you don't consider enough the amount you received, you can return later and try to get more... Or something like that. If all of this seems too difficult to understand, don't worry, I'll break it down for you: it's just another bitcoin faucet.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Websites That Do Not Give Free Bitcoins (II) (3 updates)

Almost a week ago I wrote about some websites that used to give you free bitcoins and don't actually give you anything but ads for your viewing pleasure. Today I'm continuing that post with some more sites I've found which follow a similar philosophy. The list of terror gets extended today so as you can ignore these sites as soon as you spot a link to them on one of the several websites that don't update their information often:

Forget about these... Websites?

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Site Review: Earn Free Bitcoins (4 updates)

I should have reviewed this site sooner, since it's one of the best sites to get free bitcoins and possibly the one that works the best. It's also got a couple of extras that make it really integrated as a website into the bitcoin world. Let's check out Earn Free Bitcoins today:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Site Review: BTC For Me (1 update)

Update 1, 31/03/2013: It seems the owner of the site sold the domain to a sex toys shop. Forget about getting free bitcoins here.

As you can see if you surf a bit around this blog, there are several websites that give you free bitcoins every certain amount of time after you make a simple action (solve a captcha, watch a video, visit a website...). There are also sites that give you bitcoins once, and that's it. You shouldn't miss these either! Every little helps in your quest to become Scrooge McBitcoin. Let's check out one of them, called BTC For Me:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Site Review: Bitcoin Faucet (5 updates)

Update 5, 10/04/2013: This site has been closed. No more free Bitcoins. Move on.

Update 2, 04/03/2013: This site is not giving me any bitcoins lately, because it thinks I'm using a proxy or blocking ads, which is not true. If they don't fix their bad detection system soon I'll remove it from the list of websites that give free bitcoins.

Update 3, 05/03/2013: It's working correctly again.

Update 4, 10/03/2013: I've had the same problem as in Update 2 for two days. Three days more and I'll remove it from the list!

What is this? Another website with a faucet spitting free bitcoins instead of water? That's correct! Who would have known, having such a weird name as "Bitcoin Faucet"?... Meh, forget the unoriginal name. You are going to visit the site that gives the biggest amount of free bitcoins of the world. Let's see what it looks like!:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Site Review: GOXKEYGEN (3 updates)

Update 1, 25/02/2013: Did this web stop working??? If it doesn't continue giving out codes in three days I'll have to add it to my list of websites that don't give out free bitcoins anymore...

Update 2, 28/02/2013: It seems this website died. No more codes for us.

Update 3, 01/03/2013: I removed it from the list. Rest In Peace.

Now that you have an account at the Mt.Gox exchange, there's a little web where you can get a code to add a few free bitcoins to this account called GOXKEYGEN:

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Site Review: Mt.Gox

After setting up your digital wallet, mining a bit and gambling away your first free bitcoins, you are ready to enter a Bitcoin exchange and buy a couple of shiny coins with real world currency. With them you'll be able to speculate, gamble more or "expend them on tons of products and services", as the Weird Hippie CoinTube Woman says. There are several Bitcoin exchanges around, but the largest is Mt.Gox:

The virtual Forex:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Websites That Do Not Give Free Bitcoins (3 updates)

When you look for places around the web to get your first free bitcoins, you just cannot avoid to end up in websites which aren't working anymore. They might have given in the past free bitcoins to their visitors and that's what made them get linked on other webs and blogs dedicated to the bitcoin world. But now it's really frustrating going into one of these websites and leaving with empty pockets, sometimes after filling several captchas and exploring the site in search of the free bitcoins. It's also quite amusing to see that even though they don't do their job anymore, most of these webs are still covered with ads. So they get visited, without having content or giving you anything, and get advertising money. That's outrageous, so I'm putting here a partial list of these infernal HTML spawns, so as you can dismiss them inmediately as soon as you see them linked:

These websites suck!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Site Review: Bitcoiner (2 updates)

Centuries ago, when Bitcoins were born (in 2009 [hey, we are on the Internet!]), one of the ways their first users tried to lure other people into adopting this innovative virtual currency was through "faucets". Basically, these were websites that sent small amounts of bitcoins for free to the bitcoin addresses you wished once or every certain amount of time. Today, it is still considered a way of welcoming new Bitcoin users. One of the best known bitcoin faucets around is Bitcoiner:

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Site Review: SatoshiDice

You set up your digital wallet. You earned your first free bitcoins. You joined a mining pool and got some freshly-generated coins. Now it is time for you to venture into the most developed Bitcoin industry: Gambling! And for that, what better place than the most popular Bitcoin betting game in the universe? Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves because it is very addictive! Beware, ludopaths! I present you... SatoshiDice!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Site Review: BitCoin4YOU

Continuing with our series of websites that give you free bitcoins we have today a web which, just like BitVisitor, sends you bitcoins after you visit (a lot of) websites: BitCoin4YOU!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Site Review: Bunny Run

Behold! Bitcoin adoption might not be enough to bet on horse races yet, but fear not! (*drums play in excitement*) I present you here, the only, amaaazing, iiin-crE-dible, spectaaaaaaculaaaaarrr... Bunny Run!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

How To Join A Mining Pool (CPU Edition)

Update 1, 09/11/2013: Download this Bitcoin Mining Package I prepared, read the README.txt inside and then read this tutorial. (Note: browsers and antivirus software consider miner programs are malware, so you might get a warning. Ignore it!)

Have you got your digital wallet set up? Nice! Have you collected your first bitcoins from some of these websites? Great! Then I guess your next logical step is to get a first taste of Bitcoin Mining!

Become a happy Bitcoin Miner!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Site Review: BitVisitor (1 update)

There are several websites that will send bitcoins your away for visiting other websites. One of the best known is BitVisitor:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Site Review: CoinTube (3 updates)

Update 3, 05/03/2013: CoinTube doesn't pay you anymore to watch videos. Forget this site. Or visit it and check yourself that it doesn't work.

Who wouldn't love to be paid for watching YouTube videos? With CoinTube, it is possible:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Getting Into Bitcoin

You have heard about Bitcoin. Maybe you even know what Bitcoin is and how it works. And now you want to be part of the increasing Bitcoin user base.

Although there are plenty of tutorials and websites that tell you how to get into Bitcoin, none of them warn you about some details that might make you think twice about the method you'll use to do this. Here I'll present you the two options you have with its advantages and drawbacks:

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Site Review: CoinAd (8 updates)

Update 5, 04/03/2013: For the last 24 hours CoinAd has been inaccessible. It seems they have been hacked. I've sent @coinad a tweet to confirm this.

Update 6, 04/03/2013: Ten hours have passed and now it's back. Nobody knows what happened.

Update 7, 05/03/2013: It's broken again. I'll consider it fixed after it's up during three days in a row.

Another website very much like Daily Bitcoins is CoinAd:

Friday, February 1, 2013


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