COIN. Play to Earn Crypto App.

Play-to-Earn App Review: COIN

By Valdyr | Play-to-Earn Crypto Apps | 22 Nov 2022

While searching for legitimate, well-paying play-to-earn (P2E) apps and games, I quickly became a fan of what is now my second-highest crypto earner: COIN. The COIN app is at its core a non-intrusive geomining crypto app, with smaller games and other get-paid-to (GP2) options included - like ads and surveys - that add up quickly. What's more, it has geomining options to earn for players who are traveling OR standing still, so there's a method of earning available for everybody.

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What You'll Need to Play COIN

  • To Withdrawal: You can withdrawal without gas fees to a Coinbase exchange account, or with gas fees to an Ethereum wallet.
  • Smartphone Compatibility: COIN is available on both Android and Apple phones.

Payout Information for COIN

  • Crypto Rewards Options: The easiest and lowest payment threshold is for COIN's featured cryptocurrency, XYO. You can also save up larger quantities for Bitcoin or Ethereum.
  • Payout Minimum: The lowest option is for 10,000 COINS (the native point system in the app) for a few dollars worth of XYO, depending on the market value at the time. For reference, my first payout (in October of 2022) of 10,000 COINS equaled 712 XYO, or $4.30 at the time. Payout minimums in Bitcoin and Ethereum are significantly higher, however.
  • Payout Frequency: Payouts can be requested once every two weeks.

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Pros of Using the COIN App

  • Responsive customer service. I ran into a technical issue with website verification while trying to request my first payout. After contacting customer support I heard back right away, and my issue was quickly sent to the dev team to be addressed. The problem was reconciled shortly afterwards, and I received my payment swiftly.
  • Decent payouts on a frequent schedule. I find that for a minimum amount of effort each day, I'm able to easily meet or exceed the 10,000 COIN withdrawal threshold every two weeks, using the below tips:
  • COIN's Auto Explore feature lets you collect all day with little effort. Whether you're driving around town with the app running, or just leaving your smartphone next to you on your desk, you're constantly collecting small amounts of COIN without doing anything else.
  • COIN's survey options actually pay fairly. As I mentioned in my introductory blog post, taking surveys for payment (crypto or fiat) rarely pay more than $7 per hour, so trying to aim for that time invested vs. monetary return is a good goal for any app or site. With COIN, I tend to use the third survey option in the app, TapResearch Surveys. These are bite-sized surveys that tend to be just a few minutes long. I'll check in once or twice a day and choose a few surveys that offer roughly 100+ COINS per minute. Even you don't qualify to complete certain surveys, you'll receive anywhere from 10 to 100+ COINS for attempting them, so your efforts aren't wasted.
  • Video ad views, nearby business ads, and witnessing large geomines all add up quickly. Video ads tend to be short, and pay anywhere from 3 to 8 COINS per view. While you're out and about, you'll frequently get notified of ads from nearby stores that pay 20 COINS per view. And if you're bored and feeling like refreshing the "Big Geomines" list for a few minutes, you can earn a handful of COINS very quickly - especially if you're one of the lucky few who "witness" a large geomine first. Lastly - if you live in a larger area with other COIN users nearby, keep an eye out for the golden geodrops left by other users, usually at 50+ COINS a pop!

Cons of Using the COIN App

  • Battery drain. While the battery drain isn't what I'd consider terrible, it is one of the heaviest drains of any of the P2E crypto apps I use currently. If you allow your phone to go to the in-game screen saver during long sessions, it is a bit more tolerable...but I wouldn't go for too long without a phone charger regardless.
  • Auto Explore frequently disables itself. I've noticed - especially while moving between locations - that the Auto Explore feature will turn itself off repeatedly. This is especially frustrating during long sessions when you're not planning on spending a lot of attention on your phone or app. Be sure to check your app before embarking on a drive, or before leaving your phone running while working. It's always disappointing to check the app after a few hours to realize you missed out on all that mining.

Do you play any Play-to-Earn smartphone apps that you'd like to recommend? Please be sure to drop your suggestions in the comments (don't forget to include your affiliate links or codes if applicable!) to let me know which apps you're enjoying and earning the most!

Summary of the COIN App

As I mentioned above, COIN has become my second-most lucrative play-to-earn crypto app, just behind Coin Hunt World. So is it worth it? For the time committed versus the payout earned, I'd say it is, especially for the passive earning options. I appreciate that even on my busiest weeks when I'm barely able to play any of my favorite P2E games that I'm still earning a decent amount of crypto from COIN in the background. As for entertainment value - I wouldn't necessarily say COIN is necessarily as 'fun' as other apps designed like more traditional games, but it does keep my attention when I'm moving about town, looking for those golden geodrops from other COIN users.

Valdyr is a "crypto-curious" blogger living in Texas with her husband and their ancient dachshund, Henry. When she's not working as an audio/visual technician or stagehand, you'll frequently find her traveling, hiking or enjoying a good craft beer. For more reading, check out


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