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Interesting concept - collecting IP addresses for visits to website given an incentive of bitcoins.  Originally found on fb here.

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  1. bitcoin faucets
  2. unique visits
  3. bitcoin

Comments


Mark de LA says
Well it seems just on the face that it is a way to collect visitors so that some can advertize to them. Then the second tier (follow the bitcoin) is people making bitcoin on what a list of your potential customers is worth. etc.  Can one find an email address or whatever from an IP? Anyway it was a novelty to me associated with bitcoin that got my attention.  The technology is beginning to penetrate other areas.
Mostly I am amused

Seth says
seth 2015-10-28 10:03:09 18984

sounds like a way to corrupt an advertisers efforts.  Do you know what is happening here?

source: via bitcoin facets to Wikipedia

Faucets definitely played a role in the very beginning of Bitcoin. They helped spread Bitcoin and generated a part of the early user basis. Giving out numbers of Bitcoin for free was very common back then, since there was no idea about the value of them yet. That has changed a lot since then, and nowadays faucets usually do not give out more than amounts that are far away from any fiat value. Instead, they encourage the users of the faucets to spread links in order to be rewarded and therefore promote spamming.
... not my favorite thing ... such degrades effectiveness of advertising, cheating the advertisers.


Seth says
MR 2015-10-28 10:15:37 18984
Well it seems just on the face that it is a way to collect visitors so that some can advertize to them. Then the second tier (follow the bitcoin) is people making bitcoin on what a list of your potential customers is worth. etc.  Can one find an email address or whatever from an IP? Anyway it was a novelty to me associated with bitcoin that got my attention.  The technology is beginning to penetrate other areas.
Mostly I am amused

I don't think so ... looks like it is a way to run up useless clicks on an advertisement ... look at all the ads on this faucet page.  Just knowing a IP does not give you a way to advertise to a customer that i know of.

A bitcoin faucet might be great for a game or a charity .



Mark de LA says
ping of fastblogit :

www.Fastblogit.com - mon River - Urlm.co

urlm.co/www.fastblogit.com
In the United States, Fastblogit.com is ranked 2010289, with an estimated 345 ... 'FastBlogIt Common River.' ... PING (74.124.194.23) 56(84) bytes of data.
...
result from google ping fastblogit.com
I am not touting faucets. OTOH It is just fascinating what is being done with apps, internet, bitcoin etc.


Mark de LA says
seth 2015-10-28 10:33:19 18984
it is interesting to note how much bitcoin is being used by criminals and the dark side of the web
Money & currencies of all kinds are used by criminals - not a big whoop!

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