This app pays you Bitcoin just to walk around
Do you want to pay for cryptocurrencies for “things already done”? Startup StandApp has announced that it will soon launch the Bitcoin Lightning Network-based Miles app, which allows users to earn cryptocurrency by doing simple everyday activities such as walking, running, cycling, playing games or watching videos.
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Igor Berezovsky, project leader, co-founder and CEO of Shape, behind the instant messaging (IM+) program, said Miles is working hard to encourage widespread Bitcoin adoption or “super bitcoinization” by making people “healthier, richer and happier. “
“The name SMiles is made up of Satoshi and Miles. This app is for everyone, not just those who already know what Bitcoin is. In addition to the end user app, we also have a powerful and scalable Lightning server interface. We hope to provide this feature to partners who are interested in user micro rewards in this application.”
Satoshi is the smallest unit of bitcoin, each representing one hundredth of a bitcoin.
To measure the distance people travel, Smiles GPS uses a smartphone location service. Despite the app’s desire to promote healthy lifestyles, users will also enjoy driving Satoshi, though not as well as walking, according to Berezovsky. Users will also receive initial rewards for granting various app permissions (such as access to geo-locations and notifications).
Any accumulated cryptocurrency can then be freely transferred to any external Lightning wallet. Also, if you don’t want to upload more than 10,000 satoshis, you don’t need to register.
He also noted that although sMiles is currently funded by family and friends, there is no institutional funding, but the startup has plans to work with health insurance companies, advertisers and other partners in the future, and is currently interested in supporting sMiles. Negotiations with several game providers. “
After the launch of Miles, it also plans to integrate similar functionality into the IM+ app.
“Of course, IM+ plans to use the Miles backend. I believe that people should earn more bitcoins than in one step. For IM+, people must end up using social networks, communication programs and browsers to make money.”
This app will be available for iOS, Android and Apple Watch operating systems. The comprehensive release plan is to be completed within “several days” in the afternoon, which will take place over 12 days.
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