Cryptodust Collection

Cryptodust Collection

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TL;DR – Automate faucet collection for free cryptocurrency

There are many ways to obtain cryptocurrency, and while the easiest way to make money in this industry is to simply buy and hold or mine various coins, you don’t need a lot of capital or a powerful rig to begin their coin collection. Best part – you can do this for free. Normally this is a manual process that takes time and effort to turn into actual profit, however, you can automate the whole process and grow your stash of coins passively over time, for little to no cost. A technique I like to call “Cryptodust Collection.”

Faucets are a quick and easy way to passively obtain various coins. These are websites that are driven by advertisement revenue and reward their visitors by giving them small amounts of coins for every click of a claim button. Once you click the claim button and complete the captcha challenge, they will send a small amount of coins to a microwallet, such as CoinPot or FaucetHub. You’ll want to set up accounts on both of these sites first and foremost.

Cryptodust Wallet
Coinpot Dashboard

With your microwallets configured, the next step is to register to the various faucets and configure these to send payouts to the associated Microwallet. The screenshot above highlights Moon Litecoin, which works directly with Coinpot.

Moon Litecoin
Moon Litecoin

To help streamline this process, below are links to a majority of the faucets that I use and have configured to automatically claim from. All of the faucets listed below integrate with Coinpot, with the exceptions of FreeBitcoin and Free Dogecoin, as these pay out to your main wallet.

Bitcoin Faucet

After setting up your Coinpot account and configuring each of the faucets you’d like to use, you may be wondering how much time you’ll need to dedicate to clicking on claim buttons each day to make this worth your while. This is where automation comes in — allowing you to claim from the faucets all day, every day, without the need to even visit these websites.

ProTip – Use a dedicated Windows system to run this – something that you can leave churning for long and consistent periods of time.

Enter Faucet Collector. This tool uses the Google Chrome browser automation to mine from faucets for you. This offers various options to imitate an end-user, such as randomized web application automation time-frames, various captcha solution integration, and more.

Faucet Collector
Faucet Collector

Combine this service with 2Captcha, ImageTyperz, 9kw, or other CAPTCHA-solving service, and have your computer do all the work for you 24/7/365. To make the best use of Faucet Collector, you can combine CAPTCHA-solving services — using one for reCAPTCHA challenges and another for solving image CAPTCHAs.

Faucet Collector Captcha Solvers
Faucet Collector Captcha Solvers

The cost of taking advantage of these services varies depending on the API you’re using, but generally this is a lot cheaper than purchasing the crypto that you are able to collect for next to nothing using these tools. Not to mention the added benefit of having your chance to win lottery drawings, such as those listed at FreeBitco.in. Speaking of Free BTC, you can accumulate reward points on this platform and use those to increase your faucet-collection rewards over time, or spend these points on lottery tickets.

Freebitco.in Lottery
Freebitco.in Lottery

Security Tips

If you plan to implement any of what I’ve discussed in this post, there is one very important consideration to take into account. Security… Many of the sites mentioned rely on advertisements and often background crypto miners, like I have implemented here. What’s more, the sites will check to ensure that you are loading advertisements before allowing you to claim from faucets. This renders browser add-on’s such as uBlock Origin and AdBlock useless when it comes to protecting your system.

That said, it’s very important to disallow some of these advertisements to load. Even if you don’t care about the system you’re collecting from faucets on, many of these advertisements will load malware or other attacks on your local network, most commonly observed attacks are drive-by malware campaigns and router exploits. So a good first step is setting up a segregated VLAN for this server, without access to log in to your router (web, ssh, telnet, etc.).

If you have a dedicated Linux box (can be a small VM or Raspberry Pi – even a Pi Zero will work) the best path forward is implementing Pi-Hole on your home network. This will allow you to use DNS sinkholing to subvert advertisements and malicious web requests, while giving the impression that you are not blocking advertisements. There are even some really neat crypto-related things you can do with this (which I’ll dive into, in a later post).

Pi-Hole Dashboard
Pi-Hole Dashboard

Pi-Hole comes pre-loaded with a great set of blacklists, which you will want to modify as you begin to test out your faucet collector. Some faucet sites will be blocked at first, as well as most web-based cryptominers. You can review the Pi-Hole query log to validate whether your valid requests are being blocked. This will add a significant layer of defense for your home network, and I would not recommend using faucets without it.

Pi-Hole Block Lists
Pi-Hole Block Lists

If you want to set everything up locally, you can create a local DNS sinkhole via the Windows hosts file, that will route unwanted traffic to localhost. There are tons of lists out there, so go with what makes the most sense, and set your hosts file to auto-update on a regular basis. Here’s a link to get you started with some solid block lists: https://github.com/AdAway/AdAway/wiki/hostssources

Now you’re ready to start automating your “faucet mining” operations. And, if you configured everything I’ve mentioned on a virtual machine, you can clone this VM, create some new accounts, configure proxies for each, and double-up on your collection. That said, these sites use various mechanisms to determine the location associated with your account(s) and may disable your account if they feel you are abusing the system, so be careful if you choose to go this route.

I hope this was helpful! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to drop a message below or send me an email at h31nz[at]cryptohacks.io.

One Reply to “Cryptodust Collection”

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