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5 Ways to Earn Bitcoin Without Mining & Investing

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Let’s look at five schemes of earning BTC that can be used by almost anyone
5 Ways to Earn Bitcoin Without Mining & Investing

Is it possible to earn free Bitcoins without investing in GPU and mining rigs? Yes! You just need a bit of time and dedication. Let’s observe five schemes of earning BTC that truly work and can be used by almost anyone.

Back to 2009, when Bitcoin only appeared, we could have mined it on our PCs without problems- that’s what most modern Bitcoin millionaires did. But things have changed since then- now, mining has become a way more complicated process.

In order to earn BTC, your devices need to perform sophisticated calculating operations, and there’s no guarantee that the electricity and cooling power consumed will pay off– there are always guys with stronger graphics cards who can outperform you and snatch the precious coins from under your nose.

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But it doesn’t mean you can’t become a proud owner of the world’s most famous cryptocurrency. How to earn Bitcoin without mining? Here are five simple but brilliant ideas.

Accept Bitcoin as a means of payments

Say, you’re a digital entrepreneur and have enough time and resources for establishing your own eCommerce website. Why not adding Bitcoin transfer as a payment method? This is what modern online stores and even restaurants do.

In 2010, developer Laszlo Hanyecz ordered two pizzas for 10,000 Bitcoins that weren’t widely known back then. Today, 10,000 Bitcoins are worth over $20 mln! Who knows, maybe the clothes or cups of latte you sell today will pay off 100-fold in the future. Bitcoin price is expected to grow, so you can regard Bitcoin payments as long-run investments.

What kind of business can you establish to earn Bitcoin for free? In fact, any kind! However, think of the target audience: these should be people who possess crypto wallet and are ready to spend their tokens. Here are the real examples of companies that accept Bitcoin.

Company

Sphere

What can you buy for BTC?

Overstock.com

Online retail

The service allows paying for anything from furniture to laptops with BTC. Today, it accepts several major cryptocurrencies.

Expedia

CheapAir

Traveling

Expedia- hotel bookings only (but may be expanded to flights, excursions, etc).

CheapAir– flights.

eGifter

Gyft

eCommerce

You can buy gift cards for the stores that don’t accept BTC directly.

Microsoft

Software

Deposit funds to your account to pay for apps, movies and games.

Newegg

Gadget sale

You can order gadgets directly from this retailer.

Dish

Satellite TVand Internet services

Subscriptions

Reeds Jewelers (brick-and-mortar stores only)

Jewelry

Jewelry, watches and loose diamonds.

Roadway

Moving services

You can pay for transportation, but hot wallet payments are accepted only.

PizzaForCoins

Foods

You can buy pizza from different restaurants (Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Dominos) paying with several major cryptocurrencies.

As you can see, the choice is wide! It’s the most evident and the most efficient way to earn Bitcoin without mining. However, it’s not free. But how to get Bitcoin without mining?

Completing tasks

Not that this way to earn free Bitcoin easily– it will take your time, if you want to make a decent sum. Some websites allow you to get BTC by performing different tasks like visiting websites, doing simple analytics, watching videos and advertisements. As soon as you get used to completing these tasks, you’ll start earning faster. Here are some websites that allow for it:

  • BitcoinGet. Watch videos, complete tasks, and some special offers. Minimum payout is 60 µBTC.

  • FreeBitco.in. You can get BTC by typing captcha. There’s an interesting gambling option: you can try luck and double your winnings. Minimum payout is 0.00005460 BTC once a week. Extra BTC is given for referring friends.

  • Bitvisitor. It gives Bitcoin without investing for simply visiting websites (it can actually be left running in the background), but you’ll need to type captcha when switching from website to website. Minimum payout is 550 uBTC, which isn’t a low number.

  • QoinPro. This is the way to go for those who are good at making referrals. Just register, and you’ll automatically get 0.00000250 BTC and a bit of another crypto. A small number of coins will be transferred on your account automatically on a daily basis. The amount multiplies depending on the referrals you make– the system of referrals is  seven levels deep. Minimum payout is 0.00005500 BTC.

Give BTC loans

How to earn free Bitcoin online if you already possess some amount of it? Start loaning it to other Internet users for profit – the return can be generous. In order to flourish in this field, you need to have a well-established reputation and trust. There are two ways you can do it: either lend BTC to someone you know or use peer-to-peer platforms. In order to start this kind of business, you need to exploit a Bitcoin banking model and make a deposit on a website that pays at a fixed interest rate. If the website fails to do its job and a loaner disappears with your crypto-money, you can simply lose the investment. However, in such cases, websites usually grant a full return.

A similar way is Bitcoin trading: you also need to have some initial sum to start. However, this method is optimal for finance-savvy people who can predict currency fluctuations, have a good intuition and enough patience not to exit the game too soon.

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Get Bitcoin as tips or salary

How to make money with Bitcoin without investing by doing what you love? Turn your hobby into a job. There are two ways to realize this idea. Some platforms incentify their users with BTC, for instance, Steemit: you write articles and people who read and like them can make donations in the form of Steem tokens that can be converted to any crypto coin. The scheme is simple:

1. Register an account at https://steemit.com/.  You will only need your email address and a phone number.

2. Make an account at https://bittrex.com/.

3. Create an account at https://www.coinbase.com/signin.

How to earn free Bitcoin then? Start publishing posts, and if readers like them, they’re likely to donate. Don’t forget to check your Steemit wallet. Don’t forget to add your Coinbase wallet to the account. Bittrex is used for coin conversion.

Alternatively, you can earn Bitcoin free by working in companies that pay salary in BTC. Yes, such enterprises exist! Most people who get BTC this way are programmers and specialists. However, the borders are expanding, and there are more and more individuals seeking for a Bitcoin-rewarded job. Taking into account the fact that Bitcoin price is expected to rise, this can be a smart investment for the future.

Gambling & betting

How to earn Bitcoin without investing anything but your time? Gambling seems to be the easiest way, especially if compared with the above-mentioned processes.

Yes, there are websites that offer Bitcoin payments, one of the most reliable ones is mBit. However, it involves a high risk – in gambling, you can’t rely on anything but your luck.

All these strategies of playing slots may simply not work. And who knows that this or that online casino doesn’t cheat? Anyway, online Bitcoin casinos are considered to be the gambling of the future, so if you have experience of making money on virtual slots, try your luck.

How to earn Bitcoin for free if you’re good at sports analytics? Try sports betting. Predict the game results, and you’ll get rewarded with Bitcoins. In this case, you need to analyze and be a savvy sports fan – a perfect opportunity for amateurs. The most popular gambling and betting websites include:

  • BetChain

  • BitStarz

  • Fortune Jack

  • Oshi Casino

  • Nitrogen sports

  • Cloudbet

  • BetOnline Sports

  • 5Dimes Sportsbook.

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Bottom line

As you see, Bitcoin mining without investment is possible: there’s a myriad of opportunities to make a virtual fortune without making bank-breaking investments and building mining rigs. So, how to decide what is a suitable method for you?

First, consider your starting budget and the time you’re ready to dedicate. If you have a pretty good capital, you can either establish an online store that accepts Bitcoins (that means you need to run your own business, which is a serious step), or try loaning Bitcoins (this initiative implies less effort, but pays off less).

Don’t have much to invest? Then you need to make money from scratch. Again, here you need to estimate the amount of effort you’re ready to sacrifice. If you’re talented in writing, translating, programming, or any other sphere, opt for writing a blog or even finding a job where the salary is paid in Bitcoins. If that’s too much for you, websites with small tasks will be the thing. Gambling and sports betting implies the minimal amount of effort, but doesn’t guarantee you stable revenue– you stay at the mercy of the chance.

Even though Bitcoin mining is rarely worth spending time and money now, it doesn’t mean you cannot get the coins. With the above-mentioned ways of earning you can get the precious currency even operating on a shoestring budget.

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Financials

Mobius raised $39 mln in 24 hours between Jan. 18 and 19, 2018 with a token price of $0.16 USD per MOBI. MOBI entered the public market at $0.38 on Jan. 19, 2018. It hit it’s all-time high of $0.45 two days later before entering into a slide down the current all-time-low of $0.03. The market cap has sunk down to $11.8 mln and daily trade volumes are around $105,000. It has a circulating supply of more than 330 mln with a total supply of 887 mln tokens.

Team

Cyrus S. Khajvandi- COO & Founder

Khajvandi has a background in development and working with data via Python. He briefly worked at Oracle on Middleware before setting his sights on opening his own companies Incentru and then Mobius.

David S. Gobaud

A developer at heart, Gobaud has more than 15 years of experience working at many high-profile companies such as Google. His formal education spans computer science, business and law.

Monis Rahman-  Head Research Scientist

Rahman is also a developer with much academic experience at Stanford. He has a PhD in Computational Mathematics from Stanford and spends much of his work time in research and development.

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Tech talk

The Mobius API provides a universal interface for accepting any Blockchain token. The Mobius API simplifies the current token developer process by providing a modern and easy to use REST API that returns JSON and uses secure webhooks to alert developers of incoming token transfers.

Risks and concerns

At first glance, it appears as if Mobius is trying to do everything all at one time. The roadmap includes an off-chain token scaling solution, proof of stake Oracle protocol, DApp store, and cross chain connectivity. Each of these projects is a huge undertaking and there are projects that deal specifically in that one area. The lack of focus on one particular element is going to divert the team’s attention. Another odd bit is that the project runs on the Stellar Blockchain, which is an anomaly among altcoins.

Since Mobius has a rather very broad scope, it competes with many other Blockchain projects in some way, such as Status, Decentraland, and District0x for the DApp store; Chainlink and Gnosis and others on the Oracle side. As mentioned before, competition is growing and it’s fierce to compete with others and competing for token holders money.  

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Bitcoin made a massive shake off and Ethereum has to fight with heavy intersection area
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*** Please note the analysis below is not investment advice. The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of U.Today. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision.

Bitcoin possible confirmation areas

Last night Bitcoin made very strong and sick moves. The big guys shook off some buy and sell orders and hopefully, now they are satisfied. Like you see on the four-hour chart, one candle range is almost $500, recently this is the biggest shake off that we have seen but let's try to break down the price action and possible confirmations areas.

Bitcoin

Currently, we trade on the triangle (black trendlines), the massive candle was below the triangle and it was above the triangle but the close was inside. Actually, this move was pretty good for the technical perspective that this could mean that probably we don't see those fake moves in the near future and technical analysis confirmation areas would be higher accuracy.

At the moment, on the four-hour chart, the price is 'sitting' on the Fibonacci retracement level at 62 percent and below the 50 EMA. Also, all our earlier mentioned level above the current price starts to work as a resistance:

  • April low at $6,425
  • Strong Resistance at $6,460
  • Round number $6,500
  • March low at $6,533

If we want to see another leg upwards then firstly, the biggest confirmation would be the upwards breakout from the triangle upper trendline. This is definitely hard to beat because this trendline makes a cross from those resistance levels and also, there is a 100 EMA which starts to work as a resistance but let's watch what we can get from the current levels and we have to take this step-by-step, confirmation after confirmation.

To confirm bearishness then a candle close below the $6,235 will confirm a movement downwards. If we get a candle close around $6,200 then we have a breakout from the triangle and break below the strong support levels.

To make the trades inside the triangle is very risky because we never know when they start to fool us.  Be cautious!

Ethereum between the strong areas & ready to make a breakout

Currently, Ethereum trades between the round number $200 and between the two trendlines:

  1. The longer & smoother since Jan. 4th and 2nd touch Aug. 14.
    Sept. 5th Ethereum breaks below this trendline, which had to work as a support, but now when we are below the mentioned trendline it works as a resistance. It has five to six attempts to break back above this trendline but those are failed and we can say that this trendline is pretty significant confirmation if we want to see bullish Ethereum.
  2. The trendline since July 29 which is pulled from bodies.

Lately, there has been just one attempt to break through but this attempt was exactly on the trendlines crossing area and those crossing areas are extremely strong.

Ethereum (ETH)

Let's count the resistances that we have to take down before we can say that ETH is on the bullish trend and those resistances are pretty heavy to beat:

  1. The mentioned longer and smoother trendline: as you know we have several failed attempts to break back above the current trendline.
  2. The trendline since July 29.
  3. The strong area (blue line) which has worked historically as a good support level and as a good resistance level. Several attempts to either direction and if it breaks or touched it Ethereum has bounced every time. So, we can assume, if ETH can take down this level at $225 we could see another leg upwards
  4. Different timeframes EMA's

The targets after the breakout:

  • Semi-round number $250- this area matching also with the August low point and also we can see that the perfect Fibonacci retracement level 62 percent is in this area.
  • Around $280- the second strong area on the chart which has historically worked very well!
  • Sept. high around $300

To give you a short-term bearish confirmation, there could be a four-hour candle close below the orange zone around the $190 (higher one). The close below the mentioned area confirms that we have a break below the round number ($200) and we have to make a short-term lower low. This will guide us to the 2018 low point at $167 which is made on the Sept. 12. It should start to work as a good support level but if it breaks then the next 'hope' comes from the blue trendline around $150 but let's see what the price action start to show us and especially what the market starts to show.

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Dr. Craig Wright – the man who claimed to be Satoshi Nakamoto – has found himself in the crosshairs of a lawsuit worth over $10 bln. Ira Kleiman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his late brother Dave Kleiman against Wright. A 2015 report from Gizmodo stated that the documents Gizmodo had gathered on Dave Kleiman included a draft of a contract created in 2011 in which Wright entrusts 1.1 mln Bitcoin to Kleiman, however, the contract stated that the money was to be returned to Wright sometime in the future.

However, Ira Kleiman is arguing that the terms of the contract have been manipulated. Kleiman argues that Wright forged Dave Kleiman’s signature and backdated the contracts between Kleiman and Wright so that Wright could deceptively obtain access to the 1.1 million Bitcoin that are now worth $11,440,000,000. In addition to the complaint filed for forging the contracts, Kleiman claims that Wright also infringed upon Dave Kleiman’s intellectual property associated with Bitcoin.

It is no secret that both Craig Wright and Dave Kleiman were early developers on the Bitcoin Project, however, it is not clear whose intellectual property is placed where in regards to the Bitcoin project. Gizmodo reports obtaining an email from Craig Wright to Dave Kleiman in which Wright requests Kleiman’s assistance editing a paper for a new currency wright was creating,

I need your help editing a paper I am going to release later this year. I have been working on a new form of electronic money. Bit cash, Bitcoin... You are always there for me Dave. I want you to be a part of it all.

Evidence like the dialogue above provided a reason for the crypto community to believe that Craig Wright was Satoshi Nakamoto. As early as December 2015 there were claims that Wright was actually Satoshi. Gavin Andresen - an early Lead Developer of Bitcoin and one of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation –  even provided support for the claim that Craig Wright is Satoshi Nakamoto. Andresen says that in a private meeting with Wright in London, Wright signed a message to Gavin with a private key from the first block ever mined on the Bitcoin network – a task that only Nakamoto himself would be able to do since Nakamoto should be the only one to possess this private key. However, this feat caused some to claim the whole ordeal was a hoax. Individuals stated that the task that Wright pulled off with the private keys does not prove anything. The negative pushback to the claim that Wright was Nakamoto caused Wright to eventually give up trying to prove the claim. On may 16, 2016, Wright posted on his website,

I believed that I could do this. I believed that I could put the years of anonymity and hiding behind me. But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot. When the rumors began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this. I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen. I can only hope that their honor and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only say I’m sorry. And goodbye

Since then, Wright has given up trying to proof that he is Nakamoto. When Wright was questioned about the lawsuit by twitter user BrianGamblin, Wright replied that his prosecutors were doing this out of greed.

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Bitcoin is booming. It has never been more popular and is starting to permeate mainstream markets and conversations. With that, the Blockchain technology on which Bitcoin comes to us is also being thrust into the limelight as more and more discover its uses.

However, it would be fair to say there is much more excitement about the tokenization of Blockchain than there is about its uses as a distributed, immutable ledger. The ICO boom, which followed Bitcoin’s own boom in interest, was focused heavily on how well tokens could do on an open market, which out that much thought being put into the technology itself.

This has led to a lot of people getting nervous about ICOs and getting worried about the scams and fraud that are damaging the good technology. However, separating the tokens from the dApps suddenly makes the technology a lot purer and far less greed-driven.

Is it possible to separate Bitcoin from Blockchain, probably not, but it is more than possible to do it with new innovative Blockchain projects.

The ICO market now

The fundraising and money for tokens model that is currently the norm in the ICO market has forced the hands of regulators. The SEC has stepped in in the US and stated they operate like securities, plain and simply.

“Prospective purchasers are being sold on the potential for tokens to increase in value, with the ability to lock in those increases by reselling the tokens on a secondary market  or to otherwise profit from the tokens based on the efforts of others. These are key hallmarks of a security and a securities offering.”   SEC Chairman Jay Clayton explained.

With the ICO ecosystem set up the way it is, there is huge scope for fraud, scams and even grey areas of poor business to take place with these tokens.

It has already been seen in things like AriseBank and Bitconnect, how fraudulent tokens can cause an issue, not to mention how things went south for Tezos with the spate of lawsuits and in-fighting.

Utility vs. security

What it comes down to is the types of token that can be used on a Blockchain platform. Security tokens are of issue, but then there are functional utility tokens that can be used instead.

Determining what a token is, and if it is valid or not as a utility token, hinges on a test called the Howey Test. This test determines securities have the following attributes.

They are firstly offering an opportunity to contribute money and to share in the profits of an enterprise managed and partly owned by respondents. And secondly, the scheme involves an investment of money in a common enterprise with profits to come solely from the efforts of others.

This definition fits many, if not most, ICOs, who are using their tokens as fundraising points in order to profit primarily, and their use as a token only comes second.

A utility token is simply, services or units of services that can be purchased. They don’t represent a share of the business. They can be compared to API keys, used to access a service. These tokens are far more legitimate and useful for a Blockchain application that is aiming to accomplish something other than making bucket loads of investment money.

False need

Many people feel that their platform or idea is in need of what is a security token essentially. However, in many instances, platforms can operate better, and with less stress, by utilizing a utility token.

The ICO space needs credibility, and it needs to be legitimized again. Pulling away from securities token will aid this, as it will also aid the need for regulators to ease off on policing potential frauds.

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