Bitcoin mining app on google play..

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Paul Sykes asked 4 months ago

Last updated on January 31st, 2018 at 10:11 pm

I am using a bitcoin miner app from the Googleplay site it pays out at 500,000 satoshi  (which I have requested payment for just the once nearly reached my 2nd request )
My issue is i have not received a payment for the first request which is supposed to be paid into my PayPal account .
Is there any way I can complain about this app as it is starting to look as if it is a scam at the time I requested payment 500,000 satoshi was £73+ using your converter . (Which I 1000% trust) also is there any trusted miner apps out there  (for Android smartphones )that I can be directed to and pay out to PayPal or would I have to acquire a “WALLET”. Thank you for your help as I am a total newbie at this .
Paul sykes.

2 Answers
Steven Hay answered 4 months ago

Hi Paul,
 
Yes, unfortunately this does sound like a complete scam. Why would a Bitcoin miner pay you via PayPal and why would it give you free money? It just doesn’t make sense. I suggest downvoting the app on the Play store and reporting it, if the Play store gives you the option to do so.
 
There’s no type of miner which can effectively run on the minimal resources of a smart phone, with perhaps the exception of the Electronium coin. I suggest checking that out as it had some sort of plan whereby people could “mine” using their cellphone. However, I’m not vouching for Electronium as an investment in any way, I’ve done very little research on them (but I have no reason to believe they’re an outright scam like this “miner app” you mention).

Paul answered 4 months ago

Thank you Steven your help and advise is very much appreciated and  I will try to downvote it ..some people are commenting on the app and say they are not getting payment but a few and only a few have said they have (which could be developers ) .this “APP”has annoyed me to the limit of all limits .taking up loads of space .electric usage(charging up battery) etc…
My last question is : How much is a mining right setup cheapest option in GBP  £..and do I need a up to date PC “tower” as I have a bog standard 2004 tiny with windows XP put away in a cupboard collecting dust or would I need something a lot more powerful.

Martin replied 4 months ago

I have also tried few so called miners, where you can gain extra credits for watching ads. I have used only such who offers Satoshi (uBTC). Not sure how Paul found where to enter Paypal address, so far I’ve seen apps which offer only transfers to BTC, LTC (or other currency you are likely to mine). So I’ve tried at least 4 different miners, collecting 500k Satoshi in every of them – none have paid so far! Strangest is that Google Play Store, which I assume as trusty, keep such apps in offer.

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