"In my day, we didn't have Bitcoin! We had Victory Bonds! TURN OUT THOSE LIGHTS!!!"

#SatoshisSaturday: 2021-01-02


DISCLAIMER 1:

The links to the crypto sites in this article are affiliate links. Furthermore, I use shorte.st to shorten hyperlinks. I get a few cents when users click the links, and I get rewarded if users register using these links. However, my personal experiences with these sites have been beneficial enough that I can promote them without feeling like a shill.

I will gladly provide clean links upon request.

DISCLAIMER 2:

This article is not a "get rich quick" article. This refers to sites and strategies which I personally use. It is entirely possible that my actions and subscriptions could lead to financial loss. As such, constructive criticism and suggestions are always welcome.


2021. A new year with new crypto opportunities.

I've tossed out a few services:

  • I uninstalled Current. With its bugs and flaws, I can convincingly argue that the smartphone app qualifies as a virus.
  • I uninstalled Lolli. They said point-blank that their service is incompatible with Brave Browser.
  • I uninstalled CryptoTab Browser. They performed an unauthorized charge for their cloud mining, then would not let me use the Cloud Mining for which I did not want to pay. I'm currently talking to my bank to get the charge nullified.
  • I de-listed TrustDice. The site does not even load properly most of the time, so I have no reason to continue logging in and trying to boost my less-than-a-cent-a-day rate.

Having said that, I'm going to focus more on interest-bearing services. Once I reach the $0.01/day threshold, I'll share my findings.

In the meantime, let's see how my crytpo efforts started in 2021.


  1. Browse with Brave Browser

    I didn't have many ads in December, so I'll get about $2.60 in BAT for December. Every little bit helps, though, and browsers like Edge and CryptoTab give me nothing but grief.

    I keep seeing conflicting information about whether or not Brave has a referral program. Well, if it does, then curse me for not being able to find it.

  2. Log into Ronex: Keep it open

    I'm still nervous about whether or not this is a scam. Fortunately, I'll be able to perform a trust test in the second week of January. I'll attempt a BTC withdrawal. If it fails for any reason -- including them telling me that I have to make an external deposit first -- then I'll consider it a scam, de-list it, post a mea culpa, and move on.

    But if it is not a scam, it's paying $3.16/day. Here's hoping.

  3. Play Crytpo Mining Game at least three times a day

    I'm not making enough to warrant a spot on the daily scoreboard, but I am currently earning 136 satoshi/week through mining alone, which is roughly $0.04/week. If I can keep building momentum, I may be able to add this to the totals before too long. Every satoshi helps, right?

    To date, I have earned $0.00 from 4 referrals.

  4. Check Publish0x at least three times a day

    One of my 2021 goals is to be far more active on Publish0x. I'm talking "At least one blog post/day." My work with Three Gen Media takes priority, of course. Still, every BAT and AMPL helps, right?

    To date, I have two referrals. In 2021, I should put more effort into promoting both my blogs and Publish0x as a whole.

  5. Log into BTCFox daily

    At 11,312 satoshis/day, BTCFox starts the year with a strong performance. I'll continue to make external deposits when my budget permits.

    I currently have 5 referrals which has earned me 827 satoshis.

  6. Play Splinterlands daily

    I finally have a card that I am comfortable with renting: a gold-foil level 4 Goblin Thief. Next week, I'll open a PeakMonsters account so I can rent cards on a weekly basis. My first card probably won't get much attention, but when I buy additional summoner cards, I can rent those out. I already have one Yodin Zaku for my personal use; one more, and it's time to rent it!

    The Splinterlands Discord bots inform me that my deck is currently worth $141.18.

    To date, I have no referrals. Considering the game's popularity, this is not a shocker.

  7. Check ChickHen when it's time to buy a new premium bird.

    My flock earns me 2,248 satoshis/day. Without any further reinvestment, I can buy another Sparrow on 2021-01-15 and attempt a withdrawal on 2021-01-28.

    To date, I have earned $0.00 from 8 referrals.

  8. Check Coin Birds when it's time to buy a new premium bird.

    My flock earns me $0.48/day. I can buy another Blue bird on the afternoon of 2021-01-06. However, I won't be able to make a PayPal cashout until 2021-06-27 without additional investments.

    To date, I have earned 500 silver coins (equivalent to roughly $0.06) from 2 referrals.
  9. Let my hashrates at HashShiny build

    I'm beginning to have second thoughts about not endorsing this site. I just found out that the smartphone app has an incredible feature: interest-bearing DeFi accounts for BTC, ETH, and USDC. Even better, HashShiny accepts fiat deposits of at least $20. And their interest rates range from 8% to 13%. If this works as advertised, I'm putting the link and the referral stats back.

    In the meantime, I'm making about $0.70/day in BTC, meaning that I'm reinvesting every two days. I'm also making $0.05/day in ETH, which leads to a reinvestment roughly once every 20 days. Oof.

  10. Use Pei for purchases

    Pei continues to frustrate. Its smartphone app consistently crashes after 1-2 clicks. Its plug-in insists that I disable ad-block. My current plan is to reach the minimum payout, withdraw to PayPal, and uninstall everything. If anyone wants to convince me to do otherwise, lots of luck to you.

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DAILY TOTAL

To calculate my daily total, I'm being purposely pessimistic. I'm only counting income that is reasonably guaranteed. I'm excluding all games until/unless I can demonstrate steady, provable, passive income. I'm also excluding currency that cannot currently be spent, such as RX Coin.

Figures are based on values as of 2021-01-02 7:05pm PST, when the price of 1 BTC was $32,703.80.

 

BTCFox
$3.32/day

ChickHen
$0.66/day

Coin Birds
$0.48/day

HashShiny
$0.70/day (BTC)
$0.05/day (ETH)

Ronex
$3.16/day

 

The figures add up to $8.37/day in passive income. If I decided to collect instead of reinvest, that would lead to an additional $3,055.05/year. Clearly, the lesson here is that uninstalling buggy apps and intrusive services is profitable.

I admit that those figures will take serious hits if Ronex, BTCFox, or HashShiny turn out to be scams. For now, though, I'll remain guardedly positive.

I also have deposits with four interest-bearing services. When any of them reach the $0.01/day threshold, I'll tell you more about them.

In the meantime, I'm going to take a nap and let visions of satoshi-plums dance in my head.

Until next time, crypto conquistadores!

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