Getting Started with Bitcoin Faucets
Cryptocurrency faucets are reward systems in a form of a website or an app that dispense free coins. Visitors can claim bitcoin satoshi or other types of coins in an exchange for completing a captcha or tasks described by the websites.
Frequency of reward claim
There are several tables below that list the faucet sites. The tables split by the claim frequency or another grouping. You “claim” from a faucet by visiting a site and pressing a button dispensing free bitcoin or other tokens. And so you may prefer an hourly period, where you visit and refresh a faucet website on your device (computer, tablet or mobile), or daily, or even as frequently as every 5 minutes.
|1||BitcoinsForMe||Discussion||0.00000500 BTC||0.00000005 BTC; Also: Free hourly Slots Roll; Offer Wall, etc|
|2||BitHunt||Discussion||0.00000100 BTC||From 0.00000005 per claim; Supports Bitcoin and many Alt Coins!|
|3||Sato||Discussion||no min||0.00000020 BTC per claim; Wait for "Login" button! Read more on discussion page|
Direct vs. Indirect
There are some faucet sites that allow a direct transfer out (withdraw) of your earned digital currency. Let’s say you created a wallet on BTC.com. Then when claiming from a direct faucet, you can specify your BTC.com’s withdrawal wallet. Or any other bitcoin address.
Many of the faucets sites, however, allow only a withdrawal to an account that you’d need to create with either the FaucetHub or CoinPot. Think of these two sites as transaction brokers - a middleman between you and other faucet sites. The digital wallets you generate on these websites reduce or completely eliminate the transaction fees to transfer money from a faucet to yourself. They are your friends, although you may later want to withdraw your money from FaucetHub and CoinPot to a secure hardware wallet like Trezor.
|4||FaucetHub||Discussion||0.00020000 BTC||Gateway to other faucets. Registering digital wallets on Faucethub is a prerequisite for many faucets sites.|
|5||CoinPot||Discussion||0.00010000 BTC||You will not be able to claim directly on this site, but rather on the site's affiliate, such as BonusBitcoin.|
Amount of reward and easibility of use
Each faucet site rewards you differently. Most of the sites are able to sustain itself due to advertisement, but when the ads are excessive or try to confuse you, you end-up wasting too much time on the site, and finally never come back to it. We try to list only the “cleanest” sites, where you spend literarily 10-15 seconds per faucet claim. And these 10-15 seconds are rewarded anywhere from 10-100 satoshi, depending on the site. The information about the value of faucet sites is listed in the tables on this page, as well as under the Discussion pages for each site, where we try to offer some helpful hints.
|6||FreeBitco.in||Discussion||0.00003000 BTC||Between 0.00000005 and 0.00000040 BTC per hour, with a possibility to roll more; Lottery|
|7||Bitnyx||Discussion||0.00025000 BTC||Up to 0.00000030 BTC randomized; Possibility to win 0.00100000 BTC weekly|
|8||Cointiply||Discussion||0.00100000 BTC||The site uses its own coins which translate into BTC, making it about 0.00000050 BTC per hour, being a bit above average of other faucet sites.|
While many sites profit from their ads, some are also making money by offering games and gambling services. While there’s a solid chance of winning when you gamble, similarly as in a casino, in the long term you’ll always loose. The house always stays profitable. And so we do not discuss gambling and generally do not recommend it.
The good games
There are games that do not involve betting and still reward you similarly to the faucet sites. Such faucet games are more exciting to claim from, they are usually pleasing on the eyes and you tend to level up or increase your game experience as you spend more time in the game, which in turn continuously increases your crypto rewards.
|9||Febbit||Discussion||0.00001000 BTC||A browser-based game. You level-up a monster who mines bitcoins. Not real mining, just simulation. Interaction frequency depends on your level.|
|10||Crypto Mining Game||Discussion||0.00001000 BTC||TBD|
|11||Crypto Farmer||Discussion||0.00001000 BTC||TBD|
Not just Bitcoin!
The next table shows the faucets with an hourly frequency of reward. We’ve added two more non-bitcoin faucets here - a Doge and a Ripple (XPR) faucet. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, the old saying goes. And even if you do prefer just one currency, you can later convert between digital currencies on many free exchange sites.
|12||Free-Dogecoin||Discussion||50 DOGE||Around 0.24 DOGE per hour, with a possibility to roll more; Lottery.|
|13||CoinFaucet||Discussion||1.0 XRP||Around 0.00092500 Ripple (XPR) per claim. Similar interface and functions as freebitco.in.|
|14||Free-Bcash||Discussion||0.00100000 BCH||Around 0.00000620 Bitcoin Cash (BCH) per claim. Also: 6% interest. Very similar freebitco.in|
There are much more Alt Coins that you can collect, read our Alt Coins that Pay Dividends article.
Paid to Click (PTC) and Paid to Surf (PTS)
Additionally, there are sites that are not typically assumed to be faucet sites, however offer free rewards. You should be aware of these types of sites, since many of them can be much more profitable than a typical 60-minute interval faucet.
A good Paid to Click (PTC) or Paid to Surf (PTS) is usually much cleaner than a faucet site, since it aims to show you only the targeted ads (unlike a faucet portal which is often filled with many ads in a hope that you’d click or mis-click on some). On PTC/PTS portals you are typically rewarded anywhere from 5 to 100 satoshi per one click, and required to view an ad or a website that the marketer has prepared for you. You may be required not to switch the your screen for a period of time, anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds, and in the end of the time period, you are asked again to press a button or solve a CAPTCHA to confirm that you have finished watching the ad.
In summary and on average, you end up with about 25 satoshi per minute as a reward for watching ads or sites that will be shown to you. The most popular example of such a site is adBTC and there are many clones and imitations of such service.
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