How much I made on FaucetCrypto (after two weeks)

The internet is awash with website called ‘faucet-something’ and even though most of them are a dud, I’m willing to give each and every one them a shot. One day, as I was randomly reading some of the posts here on Publish0x, I found a link to FaucetCrypto.com and started using it. Not even a day later, I’d already discovered a few features that made it more compelling than most rival websites.


It is a well-known, straightforward recipe: you receive points for completing tasks and you can then convert those points into crypto and cash out, at the time of writing, FaucetCrypto supports Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin, Bittorrent, Dash, Digibyte, Dogecoin, Reddcoin, Ethereum Classic, Komodo, Litecoin, Piratecash, Pivx, Qtum, Ravencoin, Syscoin, Tron, Zcash and Horizen.*


The first thing I wanna mention is the low payout threshold, the equivalent of $0.10, and the payout commission is a fraction of a cent. I’d personally call that a big deal because most equivalent faucets have unrealistically high thresholds.


Secondly, you can count on a guaranteed number of tasks every single day, because it doesn’t rely on surveys (which I absolutely hate, but that’s my 2 cents), which means that every day you can log in, do stuff and earn crypto.


Thirdly, and this is also a key bullet point, the system allows you earn more as you go, because each task gives you what the website refers to as ‘experience points’, which allow you to proceed to the next level, and every time you get to a new level, every prize on the website is worth 0.125% more, and there’s no limit. So you could, in theory, 1000x your prizes.


So far, I’ve cashed out my coins 8 times: 3 times with Ravencoin for a total of 3.74 RVN and 5 times with Syscoin for a total of 2.37 SYS. Some of my friends think I’m an idiot and I’m wasting my time because that’s obviously not enough for a beer (well, it is for me, but that’s just because I live in an inexpensive country) but when it comes to cryptocurrencies I have a very simple strategy: accumulate, never sell and keep feeding my BTC balance every and any which way I can. It’s done pretty well so far.


*the list is regularly updated



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Can you actually mine crypto on your phone?

I guess we can safely say that the quick, undiluted, unfiltered answer to that question is ‘no’. Most mining apps were removed from both the Android Play Store and the Apple Store a while ago, and even if it were possible to mine crypto on your phone, it wouldn’t be worth it because smartphones don’t really have the necessary processing power to actually make it worth your effort and the battery capacity.


There are a few exceptions but all of these apps come with big question marks attached to them. The most (in)famous example is PI Network, an app that’s been available for years and people tend to either love it or hate it. PI Network simply allows you to ‘mine’ a currency named PI by tapping a button once a day.


I’d call their project demi-serious. Their whitepaper is available for anyone to read, and they’ve recently announced the upcoming launch of their mainnet and several users have been using the app for years with no significant downsides to report, apart from the fact that, so far at least, nothing happened and no one made a cent. It’s worth noting that the launch of the mainnet has already been postponed multiple times. (There’s another app called Bee.com, which basically utilises the idea).


Another app worth mentioning is called ‘XMR Miner’, which is structured like a mining platform in a traditional sense but again, I don’t think it’s worth your time. I tried using it but it took days to get to 0.00001 XMR.


Lastly, there’s an app called Ember Fund. To me, and I might be wrong, this is the best option. Or at the very least I’d call it ‘the least pointless’. It’s basically an exchange with a ‘mining-style’ feature. You tap the button once a day and BTC is deposited every 10,000 satoshis. It also offers pre-ready packages that users can subscribe to. At the time of writing, you’ve got (among many) the ‘Ember Metaverse Index’, with an all time ROI of 33.01%, a package that comprises around 15 coins/tokens including 20.07% ILV, 15.11% MANA, 14.92% SAND, 13.6% Axie Infinity Shard, ENJ, WAXE, AUDIO, YGG, ERN, DG2, WHALE, TVK, RARI, NFTX, REVV and RLY.


Then you’ve got the ‘Big 3 Weighted’ with 56.60% BTC, 37.11% ETH and 6.2% LTC, or the Ember Defi Index with UNI, AAVE, MKR, LRC, YFI, SUSHI, BADGER, FARM and a few more.


This isn’t the most terrible of ideas, to be frank, but so far I’ve only used the ‘mining’ feature. We’ll see.


Do you know of any safe, reliable to mine crypto on your phone or laptop without killing it? Let me know in the comments.


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What is Syscoin?

The first thing I wanna say about Syscoin is their website is a bit slow. Maybe it’s just me, slow network, but I thought it was worth mentioning. The goal, according to their whitepaper, is to combine the best of both worlds (Ethereum and Bitcoin) to build a network on which you can buil Web 3.0 applications.


In plain English, from what I gather, they want to use the security of Bitcoin with the addition of scalable Smart Contracts. They aim to provide a trifecta of options: a token platform, a blockchain and a development platform. To me, it kinda sounds like they’re trying to build a jack-of-all-trades platform that users can use for anything and everything but I’ll be honest, I’m still not sure I understand its potential to its full extent so any help in the comments would be greatly appreciated.


At the time of writing, Syscoin has a circulating supply of 632+ bln SYS, equating to around 71% of the max supply, with a $535 mln market cap. The price is $0.855663 and it is available on a few minor exchanges as well as a few major exchanges such as Binance.


The reason I became interested in Syscoin is I’ve begun using one of those faucets/platforms – one of the few that vaguely make sense – and Syscoin is my favourite payout option. I won’t be paying bills like this anytime soon but I expect to buy a few beers a week with the coins I make within a month and it’s a great way to gain exposure to new assets, pretty much for free. Go check it out if you want, it’s free.



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Companies are using NFTs for marketing purposes and profitability

NFT maximalists – I guess we can use coin this definition – predict that every single company in the world (with a recognisable brand or product) will eventually use NFTs as a quick and easy way to turn a profit, and I think that’s definitely one of the cards on the table, but I’ve also noticed that many companies are doing so for marketing purposes.


There’s this database I use for media purposes. It gives me direct access to press releases from a bunch of different companies in a lot of different domains and segments, and my homepage in the database is usually awash with car content, because that’s what I’m normally interested in, but the number of companies that are putting press releases out there to let the public know they’ve launched an NFT is increasing. And it includes companies I’d never heard of before.


This morning I woke up to this: a new collection of NFTs launched by Tjep. – a company that specialises in jewerly and interior design. According to press release, Tjep. will gradually release – sorry, I mean ‘drop’ – 160 NFTs for a variety of different logos and designs from the company’s portfolio. Each will be available on OpenSea, and the price will gradually increase for each drop.


This is clearly a marketing stunt. And don’t get me wrong, I’m a big fan of marketing stunts. I’d no idea what Tjep. is or does, but now I know. Good job.


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“Ah **** here we go again”, Bitcoin cycle repeats over and over and over

I’m naturally risk averse but when it comes to BTC I’m not. In fact, I don’t see Bitcoin as a risk, the more I look at it – and into it – and the more it looks like an iron-clad certainty. Bitcoin was born 13 years ago and it has been living through predictable cycles since. The reason why we’re not all BTC billionaires already is that while it is very easy to predict what is going to happen, it is nigh on impossible to predict *when* it is going to happen. Let me explain by breaking down the Bitcoin cycle in three phases.


1. Phase One: Incumbents and oldtimers keep hodling and buying, institutions and newcomers (mostly) ignore it


This is when people who’ve been hodling BTC for a while keep hodling and/or keep buying, if they have cash, some of them will continue to talk about it with friends and family, some will talk about it on YouTube or their blog or whatever. This is when the level of attention from institutions and governments is at its lowest. They are, for the most part, ignoring it and so are the newcomers.


2. Phase Two: Newcomers start buying, legacy media outlets cover the news with mixed sentiment


This is when newcomers start buying Bitcoin or at the very least, they start looking into it and considering it. This leads to institutional attention and media attention, with mixed feelings and sentiment. You get headlines that seem to mostly come from curiousity for the ‘novel’ thing, and governments downplay it.


3. Phase Three: The market starts settling and dipping, causing panic-selling and institutional bashing


This is when people who got in recently and thought they’d be millionaires by the end of the week start getting impatient. Some of them sell. Institutions and governments change their narrative, transitioning from ‘mixed’ feelings to negative feelings. You get sensationalist headlines, media outlets bashing Bitcoin and highlighting any losses, causing more panic-selling and more government mocking.


Then, slowly and gradually, the market settles and we’re back to Phase 1. If you’ve been holding BTC for a few years, you’ve seen this at least once, in 2017-2018, if you’ve been holding it for longer, you’ve seen it multiple times.


In my view, we’re in Phase 3. According to some reports, 70% of BTC holders only started buying in 2021 and no doubt many of them will be scared though. Some will hang in there and celebrate later, some will sell and regret it. Or forget all about it.



My 2 cents. Let me know what you think in the comments.


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What is an NFT? Here’s what I think

An NFT is essentially just an immutable line of code, it can’t be deleted and it can’t altered. It is registered on a blockchain, a permanent public ledger that anybody can observe but nobody can corrupt. So far, we’ve attached jpeg images to these NFTs and used them as digital art, but you can attach anything to it. Let’s say you wanna buy a Rolex and you wanna make sure it’s legit, you can create an NFT and use it to authenticate it (because nobody would be able to fake it or change it).


As for the examples we’ve seen so far, I guess it’s all about the hype and whatever works for buyers. Kinda like Richard Mille watches. Many want them, many think they’re fugly. The most popular NFTs are these images you shared, the ‘Bored Ape’ project and others are based on futuristic 3D images. That’s about personal taste and hype. So far, NFTs have only been used as ‘veblen’ goods. Conspicuous consumption for the sake of it. Like “hey I’m so wealthy I can buy a digital JPEG for a mill.”


Having said that. We should also remember that buyers often fall under one of two categories: celebrities and influencers that buy them to show off and early crypto adopters who buy them because they bought ethereum back when one ETH was maybe 1 dollar or 10 dollars. So now they’re millionaires.


Shameless plug (sorry): I’m creating a collection of NFTs called ‘Birds of Belgrade’. Why the name? Because I like birds, especially ducks, and because I live in Belgrade. Somebody already mocked me for the low floor price ($4) but I’m a nobody, so I guess 4 dollars is a good price. I expect to create 4-5 NFTs a week on Crypto.com/NFT until the collection is complete. Go check it out if you want, leave a like, it helps immensely. Cheers.



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Debunking the 7 biggest myths about bitcoin

I feel like if you inhabit the crypto world, you spend 50% of the time learning and studying, and 50% of the time worrying about buying the dip. There’s still so much I don’t know, and I wanna learn more, but for people who literally know zero about BTC – because they’re just getting started – there are a few myths that must be debunked. And the sooner you learn about it, the better. I thought it’d be interesting to put together a list of myths that I want to debunk. As ever, feel free to correct me and/or add your take in the comments.


1. “Bitcoin is anonymous”


Bitcoin is not actually anonymous, it’s pseudonymous. If Person A sends XY BTC to Person B, you won’t be able to extract their identity from the transaction HASH or the BTC addresses involved, but the transactions are recorded on the blockchain and they will stay there forever, and you can trace transactions in perpetuity. And that means that you can, in theory, follow the public address that’s been used, say, 10 years ago, follow that address and use it the trace the IP address or the exchange account to which the transaction was sent.


2. “Bitcoin is often used for illegal activities”


This is actually, factually incorrect. Every single BTC transaction ever is recorded on the blockchain, which is a public ledger anyone can observe. So if Mr Baddie gets paid in BTC for an illegal activity you know of, you can trace that payment back to Mr Baddie and you know, beyond doubt, which transactions were used for illegal purposes. At the time of writing, only 3% of what goes on in the Bitcoin blockchain can be traced back to illegal activities, and that number has been steadily declining.


In 2020, only 0.34% of crypto transactions (so not just BTC) was associated with illegal activities. 


3. “They’re just gonna ban it”


We keep hearing about countries ‘banning’ bitcoin but the first question I’d ask is “what does ‘banning’ actually mean’?”. The truth is, holding and transacting bitcoin is not a black-or-white affair, in the sense that there are several layers with several degrees of centralisation. If, for example, you hold your coins in an exchange, you’re having a relatively ‘centralised’ experience because the exchange is regulated and governments can regulate exchanges out of existence, in theory. However, on the opposite extreme, if you hold your coins in cold wallets (=not connected to the internet), no one can touch it.


Transactions can’t be affected either. Let’s say you wanna buy my watch and you’ll give me 0.1 BTC for the watch. Governments can’t stop that transaction, they can make it very difficult for you to top up your crypto account with your debit card, and they can make it very difficult for me to sell that BTC for cash if I wanted to, but they can’t stop the transaction per se.


4. “Bitcoin is bad for the environment”


When somebody says “BTC is bad for the environment” because it uses too much energy, I always tell them, “what about the fields of terabytes and servers that your bank needs to keep its systems running? Where does that energy come from?”


Most global companies and institutions are transitioning towards sustainable energy and the same principles and tools could be used for bitcoin mining. And indeed they are. According to the Cambridge Center for Alternative Finance (CCAF), Bitcoin consumes around 110 Terawatt Hours per year — 0.55% of global electricity production, and according to their latest data, 39% of BTC mining comes from carbon neutral sources, but that number is going up, mostly using hydro and wind energy. So even if we accept the argument – and I’m not saying we should – it’ll be a short-lived argument.


5. “Bitcoin is just a bubble”


I guess this may sound more like an opinion than a fact but Bitcoin is too big and it’s gotten too far to be “just a bubble”. The adoption rate has been growing steadily and quickly, it is an asset that created a multi-trillion market from zero in just 13 years. It has already survived two major crashes, including one (after the 2017 ATH) that could have destroyed it because that did, indeed, look a bubble that was about to burst.


It could go to zero, it’s a possibility, but it is not a probability. If I were a betting man, I’d give it a 0.01% probability of it going to zero.


6. “Countries are just going to make their own cryptocurrencies.”


Sometimes people use the Digital YUAN, issued by the Chinese government, as an example but that’s a terrible example. Government-issued, government-backed and government-controlled digital cryptocurrencies are the exact opposite of what Bitcoin is and is trying to be. And they’re contributing to the problem that BTC is trying to solve.


No one can take your BTC or dilute your BTC by issuing more, whereas governments can easily do it with government-issued money. The only thing that the Digital YUAN or any equivalent government-issued ‘cryptocurrency’ has in common with Bitcoin is that they both only work online. That’s it.


7. “Bitcoin is worse than the USD for transactions.”


Bitcoin is deflationary and as such, it means its scarcity is absolute and can’t be diluted, so I’m not sure you actually want to use it for transactions. Only 21 million BTC will ever be available, you’re free to do what you want with your BTC but I’d personally keep mine. And while it is true that there other better, faster, cheaper coins you can use for transactions, it is still – should you choose to transact with BTC – faster than a wire transfer, and it has no borders.



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Crypto.com metal card, is it worth it?

Crypto.com has a huge marketing budget, you may have noticed because their ads are absolutely ubiquitous, and with the upcoming Super Bowl commercial, I expect the CRO price to go up, and that’s the reason why I’m considering upgrading from my ‘poor man’ (it’s okay if I say it about myself, I guess) plastic card (1% cryptoback) to the metal card with 2% cryptoback. In order to do that, I would need to top up my account to the tune of $350 (in CRO) and stake the amount for 180 days.


Six months. That’s a long time, but I believe that the market is always going up so short of a catastrophic unknown unkownable, CRO will still be worth at least as much, if not more, in 6 months. Plus staking rewards.


So far, I’ve had a good experience with the Crypto.com card. I basically top it up with another debit card (FIAT to FIAT) and then use it for everything. We’ll see. I guess I’ll study the benefits and the benefit-risk ratio a bit more and then make a decision.


What about you? Do you use the Crypto.com card? Let me know



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3 crypto mistakes people should stop making

I apologise for the slightly clickbaity headline, I learnt from a soon-to-be former colleague writing about cars, but I digress. The point is, there are a few things that people do in crypto that really, truly, honestly get my goat. In fact, I have a favour to ask, if you think these aren’t mistakes, please do feel free to write in the comments why, and if you have anything to add, I’d also appreciate if you could let me and readers know in the comments.


1. Using ‘stop loss’ for Crypto is like trying to empty a bathtub full of water with a teanspoon


This is personal: I hate the ‘stop loss’ feature on exchange platforms. By definition, hate is irrational, but if I had to apply logy and rationality to the reason why I hate it, I’d tell you that it’s because I don’t want to ‘stop’ my ‘losses’ because that would imply that that particular asset won’t go up again, and if I picked an asset that won’t go up again after going down, it means I made the wrong investment.


I personally don’t trade cryptos – like, at all – I don’t even sell, but applying the SL method to crypto is crazy, because crypto is volatile and it means that the risk of triggering a stop loss and lose money is too high, whereas you could simply wait and sell, manually, once it goes back up again. Which it will. Always.


2. Focusing on the price, while ignoring utility and potential


Broadly speaking, the same rules of thumb for the stock market should also apply to crypto: only invest in stocks of companies you’d actually buy from and like, focus on utility and growth potential. Sometimes, some people tend to ‘overthink price’ and ‘underthink potential’. Bitcoin, for example, looks expensive, and it may as well be, but when you consider what it is, and is potential, and its core charateristics, I’d say it is actually undervalued.


All things being equal, a coin that makes transaction fast, easy and cheap shows more potential than an equivalent coin that makes transaction slower and expensive. Obviously, that is not the only thing you should keep in mind, but it is important, and sometimes I feel like we underestimate that.


3. Underestimating cybersecurity


Generally speaking, I think it never hurts to be careful and/or borderline paranoid about your online security. If you keep your money in an exchange or a wallet in your phone, for example, it’s better to change the password every 5 days, even though it sounds excessive, than every 90 days. I personally prefer 2FA (as in, on an app), than a text message OTP but if and when I can I make sure to keep both on.


I used to work for a crypto company, and for about four years, I experienced first-hand the impact of underestimating the importance of safely storing passwords and codes. I helped thousands of customers and I’m afraid to say that 9 times out of 10, when they lost funds, it was because they’d been too naive with their passwords. I made that mistake once, a long time ago. I don’t plan to do it again.


Is there anything you want to add? Let me know!


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3 mental tricks to help you stay sane during market crashes

This morning I woke up to a duo of bad news: 1, the crypto market crashed again, and further, with bitcoin slipping to $38k and reaching a 5-month low, and then 2, my soon-to-be former editor reached out to let me know that my paycheck is due any day now. Why is that bad news? Because I’m a content creator by trade and for the last five years, 90% of my income was generated writing for a platform that’s due to shut down at the end of month, which means the next paycheck I receive from them will also be the last.


So that was a real ‘oh s*it’ moment followed by another ‘oh s*it’ moment, and that got me thinking, what am I gonna do today to feel better and what have I done when a similar scenario happened in the past?


1. Do a ‘Jack Reacher’


This is gonna sound weird but it’s always helped me tremendously. Jack Reacher, for those who don’t know, is a fictional figure created by Lee Child for a series of novel that spawned two films and an upcoming TV show on Prime Video. Reacher is a retired U.S. Army officer who lives freely and simply. He doesn’t own anything, walks everywhere when he can and consumes enormous amounts of coffee. So that’s what I did. I woke up, had a long shower, shaved, went for a long walk on my way to nowhere, and then I had a cup of coffee.


In my view, this is essential because whenever the market crashes, some (including myself) tend to give in to this frenzical need to do something about it, which is fine except oftentimes, this could lead to painful and pointless sell-offs. And that’s the last thing you wanna do.


2. Zoom out


I’m looking at it now: BTC is down over the last 3 months but still up since last year. In January 2021, BTC bottomed out at around $30,000, then it rallied to $63,000 in April 2021, before bottoming out again in July and reaching its all ATH in November. It just goes to show that ‘time in the market, beats timing the market’.


Some people are in this to make a quick buck but personally, I’m in it for the long run and I treat BTC as my retirement plan 20 or 30 years from now and zooming out, when looking at the chart, helps me focus (and remember) that BTC is cyclical, so even though every single crash and dip somehow feels like the end of the world, it isn’t.


3. Don’t look at a yearly highs, look at the yearly lows


Since its inception, BTC’s yearly low has always been set higher year-on-year, with one exception in 2015. It was $0.06 in 2010, $0.29 in 2011, $4 in 2012, $13 in 2013, $306 in 2014, $190 in 2015, $360 in 2016, $775 in 2017, $3.2k in 2018, $3.4k in 2019, $4.1k in 2020 and $28.260 in 2021. What’s gonna happen in 2022? So far bitcoin has tried to recover and get back above $44k, and failed every single time, but when it dipped, it always stayed above $40,000 with two exceptions, including one this morning.


It’s still way too early to say and no one knows what’s gonna happen, but even though there’s no guarantee that BTC will reach a new ATH in 2022 or 2023, it looks likely that it won’t go back to its previous lows. We just gotta be patient.


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