What is a Faucet?
A faucet is a site that allows people to earn bitcoin (BTC) virtual currency by completing simple tasks, such as viewing a webpage for a specified amount of time, viewing ad content, even solving CAPTCHAs. The payout from each faucet task is generally quite small, but over time as you accumulate bitcoin currency through multiple tasks, and as the value of the BTC increases relative to other currencies (which it is expected to do), the earnings from bitcoin faucets could be substantial. Because bitcoin currency is being released on a deflationary schedule, due to laws of supply and demand, it is expected to grow stronger over time compared to other currencies.
Bitcoin faucets are a reward system, in the form of a website or app, that dispenses rewards in the form of a satoshi, which is a hundredth of a millionth BTC, for visitors to claim in exchange for completing a captcha or task as described by the website. There are also faucets that dispense alternative cryptocurrencies.
Rewards are dispensed at various predetermined intervals of time. Faucets usually give fractions of a bitcoin, but the amount will typically fluctuate according to the value of bitcoin. Typical payout per transaction is less than 1000 satoshi,[note 1] although some faucets also have random larger rewards. To reduce mining fees, faucets normally save up these small individual payments in their own ledgers, which then add up to make a larger payment that is sent to a user's bitcoin address.
As bitcoin transactions are irreversible and there are many faucets, they have become targets for hackers stealing the bitcoins.
The purpose is to introduce users to bitcoin: Faucets are a great way to help introduce new people to bitcoin, or to alternative altcoins. A majority of faucets provide information to new users as well as offering them some free coins so that they can ‘try before they buy’, experimenting with a test transaction or two before putting real money on the line. Since this whole experience is so new and a bit complicated to people, who perhaps don’t quite trust it with their hard money, this is a beneficial way to promote digital currency and bring in new users.
What is Moon Bitcoin?
Moon Bitcoin is a bitcoin faucet with a difference...YOU decide how often to claim!
Whereas most faucets only allow you to claim once per hour or once per day, we allow you to claim as often or as little as you like*
The faucet will gradually fill up - quite quickly initially but it will slow down over time - until you make a claim. So the longer you leave it the more you will be able to claim.
You may prefer to claim a smaller amount every 5 minutes, or visit once per day and claim the large amount that has built up while you were away!