If you're looking for simple ways to get free bitcoins, you've got tons of options.
Whether you're a new bitcoin user looking to get your hands dirty with your first bitcoin wallet, or just looking for additional ways to earn free bitcoin for performing simple tasks, this site contains an up-to-date list of the best free bitcoin websites.
Each of the sites below allows you to earn free bitcoin: some by viewing ads, some by answering captcha challenges, and some by doing crowdsourced work. If you're looking to earn some free bitcoin, you came to the right place.
Not sure how to use bitcoin?
If you've never actually used bitcoin before, you won't be able to take advantage of the sites listed below since you don't yet have a bitcoin wallet (think of a bitcoin wallet as a debit card). If you'd like to sign up for a bitcoin wallet, you can do so through Coinbase (the most reputable and reliable bitcoin bank).
Creating a Coinbase account allows you to receive and store your bitcoin safely (just like a real bank), as well as send and transfer bitcoin when you need to. You can also use Coinbase to buy and sell bitcoin for US dollars.
BitVisitor pays you bitcoin for visiting websites. BitVisitor shows you each website for 5 minutes (during which time you can check out the site), and pays you for each site you visit. Between sites, you're required to enter a captcha.
Bitcoin Reward is a pretty awesome site -- one of my new favorites. It's a great non-spammy site that allows you to complete simple jobs for Bitcoin. The best part about this site is there's no funky registration process -- just enter your Bitcoin address and start earning immediately.
CoinTube is a simple service where you can earn free bitcoin by watching videos and entering captcha checks.
Bitcoin Get is a crowdsourced bitcoin site. What this means is that once you've created an account, you can complete a variety of tasks (perform web tasks, watch videos, etc.), and get paid in bitcoin for doing so. One of the best free bitcoin sites around.
I Want Free Bitcoins is a site that pays you bitcoin for completing various offers. These tend to include things like: playing a simple web game for a few minutes, filling out a Facebook survey, etc. There are a mix of offers the site supports, so there's quite a lot of variety.
CoinVisitor pays you bitcoin for viewing websites and solving captcha challenges. What's great about this service is that you only need to view the sites for 10 seconds at a time, so it's a quick process.
Like BitVisitor, Earn Free Bitcoins pays you bitcoin for visiting websites.
A really neat site. BitImg lets you host images for sharing (think Reddit, Digg, etc.) and pays you from any generated Ad revenue in bitcoin. A really simple (and nice) way to generate free bitcoin by sharing your images through their site.
This is another site viewing service, through which you visit sites for 3 minutes at a time, and receive a small amount of bitcoin for each website view.
BitBin is a pastebin service which allows you to share snippets of text (usually programming code) publicly, and shares the site's ad revenue with you (in Bitcoin) based on the amount of views your snippets get.
Once you've created an account, Free BTC allows you to watch videos in your browser and earn bitcoin for each video watched. The site has a lot of content, which makes it easy to earn some free bitcoin.
This service allows you to complete various tasks in exchange for bitcoin. They have an enormous variety of tasks, so you have plenty of options to choose from.
Rugatu is a question and answer site, which awards bitcoin to the person whose answer has been chosen.
Bitcoin Services is another free bitcoin site which allows you to complete offers (some free, some paid), answer surveys, and download software to earn bitcoin. You can also watch videos to earn bitcoin (although, they seem to have a limited quantity).
BTC Free Game is a neat site: you register an account, play some games, and get paid a small amount of Bitcoin. Right now you can play one game per hour.
Half Hourly Sites
A funny looking free bitcoin site. Much like many of the other sites listed, enter your bitcoin address, solve the captcha, and get some free bitcoin.
Bitcoin Jackpot is a simple giveaway site -- you simply enter your Bitcoin address, complete a captcha check, and bam -- you'll get some free Bitcoin.
Free bitcoin after passing a captcha check.
Another simple free bitcoin site.
One of the better looking free bitcoin sites: enter your bitcoin address and pass the captcha check, and earn some bitcoin.
Identical to the site above, but with a different colorscheme.
Yet another simple free bitcoin site, similar to the above.
Fill out the captch and enter your bitcoin address to receive a small amount of free bitcoin.
This is a great site. Once you register, you're able to 'play the game' every hour, which gives you a shot to win free bitcoin. Playing the game consists of entering a captcha check, which rolls the dice, and wins you either a small (or large) amount of bitcoin. It seems as though most of the time when you roll, you win a small amount of bitcoin.
Enter your bitcoin address and pass a captcha check, and you'll get a small amount of bitcoin.
Another simple free bitcoin site that requires passing a captcha check.
Despite the name 'Daily Bitcoins', this service gives you a small amount of bitcoin for free every hour.
A simple hourly Bitcoin payout site. Like some of the other sites listed here, all you need to do is fill out a simple captcha check to claim a reward.
Another simple hourly bitcoin site. You can earn 40 microbitcoin per hour after completing the captcha check.
Half Daily Sites
After passing a simple captcha check BitcoinAR will send you a small amount of free bitcoin.
Like many of the other free bitcoin sites, freecoins4me gives you a small amount of bitcoin once you pass a captcha check. Right now you can come back once every 8 hours to get a small amount of bicoin.
NetLookup is a simple free bitcoin site. Just enter your bitcoin address and they'll send you some free bitcoin -- no captcha required.
BitHits gives you a small amount of bitcoin -- no captcha required.
DrawBTC is one of my favorite sites -- you enter your Bitcoin wallet address, and have a chance to win a certin amount of Bitcoin every day. You're not guaranteed to win, but the odds aren't bad!
Enter your bitcoin address and solve a captcha, and you might win the daily jackpot.
Enter your bitcoin address and solve a captcha to get a small amount of bitcoin. The payout varies by the hour.
This site lets you pick a bunny in a virtual race, and pays you a small amount of bitcoin depending on which place your bunny comes in.
Receive a small amount of bitcoin by entering your bitcoin address and solving a captcha.
Like some of the sites above, Bitcoin Tree gives you a small amount of bitcoin after you pass a captcha check.
Vote for your favorite wallpaper and receive a small amount of free bitcoin.
Bitcoin Dispenser is a free bitcoin lottery. Enter your bitcoin address, and every so often a random winner will be selected, and all the donated funds will be given to the winner. Although the lottery is infrequent, you can win a decent amount of bitcoin.
BitCrate is a small bitcoin game where you break a crate and win some bitcoin. The site is updated frequently, but they run out of bitcoin quickly, which is why it's listed under the Infrequent Sites category.
The Bitcoin Faucet is an interesting game. The way it works is that people donate bitcoin into the pot, and once the pot is full a single lucky user will get an entire bitcoin. Worth playing, since the payout is extremely high.
The way Bitcoin AdSmart works is that once every 150 users enter their bitcoin addresses, a single user is chosen at random to win some free bitcoin.
One Time Sites
This service sends you SMS messages (no more than 2 per month) advertising bitcoin related services, and, in turn, gives you free bitcoin.
This service pays you a small amount of bitcoin for answering a captcha check.
This service pays you a small amount of bitcoin for answering a captcha check. (Almost idential to the service above.)
Send this bot a message on Twitter with your bitcoin address, and it'll send you some bitcoin :)
This service sends you .0005 BTC after you've verified an email address with them. They won't use your email for anything other than verification, so don't worry about spam! This is currently one of the best free bitcoin sites out there.
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