Make $35-35,000 in 5 minutes with Coinbase

PSA: This deal is dead and buried deep in the ground. It’s currently $10 you can earn. Which is still better than nothing, but definitely not as good as it once was. Your choice if you want to do it still or not.

Note: Feel free to post this hack on your own blogs/social media/email lists/etc., using your own referral link for epic win and $$$. A link to this blog would be appreciated though – win-win-win-win!

This is one of those win-win-win awesome free money opportunities that comes up every now and again. They invariably don’t last long, so if you’d like to make a free $35 with 5 minutes of effort, I suggest you do the following now. Also – the opportunity isn’t just $35 in 5 minutes – you could theoretically make unlimited money doing this. Read on:

The Opportunity:

On August 20th, Coinbase, one of the largest bitcoin exchange and digital wallet services, decided they had way too much money (having raised over $100 million in venture capital, including $75 million earlier this year), and came out with an absurdly generous referral bonus: $75 for any person who signs up and buys $100 or more worth of bitcoins.

My free-money spidey senses immediately started tingling. This is basically just Coinbase giving out an insane amount of money away for free, since when you buy $100 of bitcoins – you still own $100, just in bitcoins, and have given Coinbase basically no money at all*. You can transfer that $100 in bitcoins back into a real $100 at any time, and withdraw it.

Buying bitcoins for guaranteed fun and profit!

So let’s walk through the math of this deal:

Sound good? If you have any questions/hesitations because this sounds too good to be true, definitely hit me up at so I know what concerns people might have so I can address them. For some reason, even though this is free money you can make in 5 minutes (which comes out to like, $400/hr if you were able to do this indefinitely), most people who read this won’t take action on the offer, and I’m curious why. So if that’s you – send me an email and let me know why!

Otherwise, signup here while this offer’s still live and make your free money and learn about bitcoins while you’re at it – something you should definitely do sooner than later, because they’re awesome and you definitely don’t want to miss out on their awesomeness in this still-nascent stage where opportunities for great profit and happiness are still rife.

*technically, you gave them $1, since there’s a 1% transaction fee, but you still own $99, and they just gave us $75 for giving them $1…so yeah, it’s a net positive transaction

Update: Hack within a hack: You can actually earn way more if you do the transaction in GBP (British pounds): Apparently, according to, “If your friend visits and purchases $100 USD or more (or 100 EUR, or 100 GBP, or 100 CAD) of bitcoin, you will receive $75 (or 75 EUR, or 75 GBP, or 75 CAD) of bitcoin when the buy completes. Buys can take up to 4 business days to complete.”

So if you have the ability to do the transaction in GBP, you buy 100 GBP (with a transaction fee of 1 GBP, or $1.54 USD right now), and we get a referral of 75 GBP, or $115.34 USD right now – meaning we each get $55+, not $35+ in referral bonus. Not bad!


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