March 8, 2013

Earn Bitcoins for Completing Tasks

As part of our ongoing effort to create the best destination for earning bitcoins, we added today a new way for BitcoinGet users to earn potentially high payouts. Through our partnership with CrowdFlower, we are offering work in the form of short analytical tasks, e.g. providing feedback for websites or conducting Google searches.

Just a quick tip regarding the tasks—pay close attention to any instructions attached to the tasks. Your accuracy in completing tasks is tracked as you progress, and maintaining a healthy accuracy score is critical to your success. If you fall below a certain threshold for a particular task, you will no longer be permitted to continue working on that task. On the other hand, users with a good track record may be offered extra high-paying tasks.

Check out the tasks when you get a chance, and let us know what you think on our Facebook page!

  February 22, 2013

Over 5 BTC Paid Out

Since its launch two weeks ago, BitcoinGet has paid over 5 BTC to its users. We want to thank everyone for their interest and feedback. We are working hard on some exciting new features and offers that will give users more ways to earn even more bitcoins. More details to come!

Meanwhile, if you have any suggestions or comments, we'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page.

  February 15, 2013

Bitcoin Minecraft Casino

This absolutely blows my mind. Bitcoin, Minecraft, and gambling with provably fair odds all in one place? Yes, please.

  February 14, 2013

BitcoinGet Featured on BitCoin Weekly

A review of BitcoinGet along with other happenings in the world of Bitcoin in the past week:

  February 7, 2013

Welcome to BitcoinGet

We created BitcoinGet with the goal of providing the best experience for those seeking an easy way to earn bitcoins. Ok, so maybe the best and easiest way would be for us to simply hand bitcoins out, but as we all know, that wouldn't last very long. We wanted our service to be fun and rewarding, but also sustainable for the long haul. After looking at different options, we decided to start off by offering quality video advertisement. That's right, you get bitcoins for watching videos!

While our current focus is building out our video platform, we have other exciting features and more ways to earn bitcoins planned ahead so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and get those bitcoins!

  February 2, 2013

Where Can I Get Bitcoins?

Getting bitcoins ain't easy. Mining is extremely competitive, and unless you're one of the first to get your hands on an ASIC rig, it is very hard to generate a profit. Not to mention, setting up and maintaining a mining rig is not the simplest thing in the world. In my previous post, I touched upon some of the difficulties and risks associated with purchasing bitcoins. So how do you go about getting bitcoins?

My very first bitcoins came from websites that either gave them out for free or paid them out upon completion of simple tasks, like visiting sponsored websites. Even though the rewards were laughably small, it was a great way to get something into my wallet and start figuring out how it all worked. Sites like Daily Bitcoins and Bitvisitor are instrumental in furthering the adoption of Bitcoin. After all, what's the fun in Bitcoin if you can't even get a taste of it?

By the way, I'm currently working on a free bitcoins site myself. Stay tuned!

  January 27, 2013

My First Bitcoin Buying Experience

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to invest in Bitcoin. I had been intrigued with Bitcoin since its inception, but I had never bothered with accumulating coins other than the minuscule amounts offered for free by some web sites. With the quickly rising value of bitcoins, I could hold out no longer. I felt like a train was passing by and I had to catch it before it was too late.

So I started researching all the different ways to purchase bitcoins. The impression that I immediately got was that this bitcoin buying process was going to be a huge pain in the buttocks. First of all, it's nearly impossible to pay for bitcoins with a credit card or Paypal. Then I hear about funds getting stuck in MtGox for weeks and countless scams on other sites.

People seemed generally pleased with BitInstant, so I decided to give them a shot for $200 USD. While they offer several methods of paying for bitcoins, I went with a cash deposit. They have instructions provided, but here's what I did this morning:

  1. Filled out information about the transaction, including deposit location, delivery method for purchased bitcoins, amount, contact information, etc. The location I chose was a CVS down the street, and I elected to have bitcoins delivered straight to my Bitcoin wallet.
  2. Printed out the provided deposit slip. It was actually made out to be a bill from a company called ZipZap.
  3. Took the deposit slip to CVS and told the clerk that I was paying a bill. She had me confirm with Moneygram via a red phone.
  4. The clerk checked my ID before I deposited the cash.

When I got back home, I was surprised to see that my wallet had already been funded with 11 BTC! The entire process took me about 25 minutes total.

I neglected to mentioned the fees involved, which were mildly annoying. BitInstant charged 3.99% on my $200, and ZipZap charged a $3.95 fee on top of that. So I ended up paying $203.95 for $192 worth of bitcoins. Regardless, I was pleased with how fast my bitcoins arrived and plan on buying more soon!