Turn Your Selfies Into Bitcoin With Makati Based Startup Bitstars
Cryptocurrencies are becoming more popular by the day and Bitcoin is without a doubt the best known one of them all. To get even more people into using it, Makati-based technology wizards Satoshi Citadel have come up with Bitstars, a new website that gives away Bitcoin prizes for posting and liking selfies.
Yes, there now is a website that gives you money for your selfies, and it’s based in the selfie capital of the world. Intrigued? Read on to find out how you can get some free coin!
Once you have logged in to the site via Instagram or Facebook, you will see four different ways to earn Bitcoin. The first is to upload a selfie and win the daily contest by having the most likes. Depending on how many selfies have been submitted, this can net you the Bitcoin equivalent of up to ₱500. The second way is getting Bitcoin tips from fans of your selfie, while suggesting someone else’s selfie and receiving a bounty when that person signs up to claim their photo is the third option to net you some crypto-coin.
The fourth and newest option is also by far the easiest: Bitstars now gives you small amounts of Bitcoin just for voting for other people’s selfies. Each time you like one of today’s photos, you will get a small bonus of 500 Satoshis (0.000005 BTC), up to a maximum of 10,000 Satoshis per day.
Of course the company isn’t a charity and there certainly is some commercial method to all this free Bitcoin madness: Bitstars is run by Satoshi Citadel Industries, who already have a whole host of Bitcoin related activities and products in their portfolio. The men behind it are Jardine Gerodias, Nick Galan, John Bailon, Miguel Cuneta, and Luis Buenaventura, all true Bitcoin believers and pioneers whose mission it is to introduce Bitcoin to an audience of Filipinos who might otherwise not have heard of cryptocurrency.
By using Bitstars to drive Bitcoin adoption in the Philippines, SCI is simply trying to create a larger pool of customers for its other Bitcoin based ventures. It’s already possible for OFWs to remit funds using Bitcoin via Rebit, while SCI’s Bitcoin payment platform Bitmarket is also doing well. There is nothing to be scared of or intimidated by when it comes to Bitcoin, and Bitstars makes learning about the crypto-currency and its uses easy and fun. I’m a huge Bitcoin fan myself and love the idea behind this site – so much in fact that I’ve posted some selfies myself. Feel free to tip me and I promise to make use of another interesting feature of the site: the option to donate your Bitcoin earnings to charity!
The site is still young and currently has around 800 users who have posted over 6000 selfies, while 21M Satoshis were already awarded in daily prizes and 33M Satoshis in tips were received by participants (there are 100,000,000 Satoshis in one Bitcoin, and at today’s exchange rate, one Bitcoin is worth ₱26,665) . The more people use the site and learn about Cryptocurrency and its uses, the faster we will see Bitcoin spread across our digital lives. Who knows, in future you might be taking a selfie and then buy your lunch from the tips you received for it on Bitstars, all without ever handling old-fashioned, conventional currency. The tools for this are already there, all we have to do is use them and you can start with your next selfie!