We must banish the myth that there is a way to get bitcoins for nothing, as that is not true.
Can you imagine finding a message on the internet or on the street that says "We explain how to get free euros"?
You would automatically identify that it is a scam.
Well, many people think that in Bitcoin you can get free bitcoins, as if create bitcoins It was free and they fell from the sky.
It is a fairly common mistake to think that there are ways to get bitcoins for nothing. Since bitcoins are literally money, who is going to give you money for nothing? It is absurd, right?
We want to make it clear that There is no way to get free bitcoins.
Now, there are websites that can give you a consideration in bitcoins in exchange for your work or your time, for example, seeing the advertising of a website.
What really happens in that case is that you are being paid for a job. Normally this work consists of an action that you do not value or simply compensates you. In essence it is like a normal and ordinary job.
But don't expect to get rich, or even be able to pay you back with it. You will not receive 1 BTC, not even 0.01 BTC, the most normal thing is that they give you between 0.00000005 BTC and 0.00000030 BTC, that is, between 5 and 30 satoshis (about 2 thousandths of a euro).
We receive an incentive to access a website or perform a series of tasks for which the owner of the website receives a higher financial consideration and offers us a part.
In other words, the concept 'free' is not real, we have paid with our time, effort or manipulation seeing advertising. The most famous type of service in this regard is the faucet.
The faucets (or taps in Spanish) are websites where you enter your bitcoin address and they make you a bitcoin transaction to her, sending directly a few satoshis for fire bitcoin wallet after performing a small task (captcha or game).
The page that houses the faucet is usually full of advertising and even ads that confuse you to click on them by mistake. Websites that offer faucets often have an advertising-based monetization system, be it CPC, affiliate, or CPA.
To the extent that bitcoin price increases in value, the rewards in satoshis are lower, despite the fact that the conversion to euros is similar.
On the other hand, there is always altruism, the donations of a lifetime.
When Satoshi Nakamoto created Bitcoin, especially in the first years, bitcoins did not have a counter value to the euro, it was only a symbolic representation of something that was not very clear back then, perhaps a kind of "karma". At that time they were used to compensate users who made contributions of value in forums such as bitcointalk and the like.
Given the ease of use, and the advantages of BitcoinThis is a good habit that, although now a single bitcoin is worth thousands of euros, it is still maintained and is also on the rise. Now it is very common to see donations in bitcoins, yes, of portions of bitcoin: in YouTube videos, forums, open source codes, Twitter accounts, free projects such as Wikileaks, foundations, NGOs, ...
And if we really want to be precise, not even when you receive a donation would they be free bitcoins, since we have done previous work and are compensated / appreciated by the community if our contribution is of quality. Basically it is like a normal salary for a job where 100% of the salary is a variable that society decides.
We can obtain bitcoins also admitting them as a means of payment for goods or services. In this case we will not receive them for free either, since it is a barter, an exchange where I give you a good or service and you give me bitcoins.
As you can see, bitcoins are money and the way to obtain and operate them is exactly the same as usual money. However, the only difference with traditional money in how to obtain them is that anyone can participate in their issue, that is, mine bitcoins.
Mining bitcoins is the only way to obtain bitcoins that is different from obtaining traditional money, since in traditional money only central banks “mine” euros, dollars ... fiat money usually. They have a monopoly and will end your freedom if you try otherwise.
However, mining bitcoins is not a way, much less, to get free bitcoins. Mining bitcoins costs money, a lot of money, in fact it is very expensive: you have to buy devices that "expire", have a suitable place and pay large electricity bills. Just because bitcoin mining under certain conditions can be profitable does not mean it is a way to get free bitcoins.
In short, bitcoins are worth money, so much so that bitcoins can be exchanged for euros.
Receiving bitcoins in exchange for conducting a survey, doing the task that a faucet proposes, watching a promotional video, putting a post on social networks or accessing a website that is dedicated to mining bitcoins with our processor are totally viable options to obtain satoshis ; But now you know that it is not free, but a minimum consideration for our contribution of time, work, computational computation of our computer or through advertising on social networks, among other things.
Lately, many types of scams have also surfaced, for example, legions of fake profiles that continuously spam social networks promoting supposed sites where they “give away bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies”. We recommend you take a look at the chapter of Bitcoin scams that they serve for all cryptocurrencies.
Finally remember in general that you be careful with ads like: "Free Bitcoins Here", "We explain how to get free bitcoins", "We double your bitcoins" and all that kind of content that are nothing more than scams in Bitcoin, Ethereum or other cryptocurrencies. Some ads can be very direct, others more camouflaged. You have to be vigilant.
Moral: Do not go there where they propose to get free money (bitcoins).