Microsoft Brings Bitcoin to Bing Rewards

One of the best ways to push Bitcoin adoption to new levels is by rewarding users for performing daily tasks. Bing Rewards is the first company to offer Bitcoin as a reward to its users, with a total of US$500 to be won. This is a great way to get Bitcoin into the hands of everyday consumers who are not yet involved in the Bitcoin ecosystem.

Bing – Not Just a Search Engine But Also A Rewards ProgramBing

Most people will know the name Bing as the search engine launched by Microsoft, aimed to take away a market share from Google.  Ever since Windows 8.1 was released, it was automatically dubbed “Windows 8.1 With Bing”.  As you can guess, Bing was the standard search engine whenever a user installed a fresh Windows 8.1 copy.

Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, Bing is still not the success the company would like it to be. However, it has to be said that a lot of users seem to find more relevant content when using Bing compared to Google. But what may push Bing’s market share through the roof is the fact that there is a service called Bing Rewards.

Combining proper search results and incentivizing users to stick with Bing, rather than converting back to Google, is a smart move by Microsoft. Accessing the Bing Rewards program requires users to sign up for the platform. Linking an existing Facebook or Microsoft account goes well, or there is the option to create a brand new Microsoft account for the Bing Rewards service.

For every three Bing searches completed by the user, they will earn one point. A maximum of 30 points can be earned each and every day, for a total of 90 Bing search queries. Changing the default search engine in your browser to Bing is the best and easiest way to take full advantage of the Bing Rewards platform.

But that is not all, as there is a special feature of the Bing Rewards platform every day, which will let users earn one or two additional points. Microsoft has tackled this idea by randomizing the special feature, which can range from fun facts to promotional material to a unique search query. And the Bing Rewards program has been made even more attractive now that Microsoft has enabled Bitcoin as a reward system.

Bitcoin Rewards for Bing UsersBing Rewards

By visiting the Bing Rewards homepage, both existing and new users will have a chance to win US$500 worth of Bitcoin. The sweepstakes for this new prize started yesterday and will run until August 31, 9 AM EST. Once that period has ended, the winners will be notified individually, and the official announcement will be made on September 30.

Bing Rewards is the first platform to integrate Bitcoin into a reward system, something the Bitcoin ecosystem has been waiting for for quite some time. Incentivizing users to get involved with Bitcoin and to learn more about this digital currency is a great way to increase Bitcoin adoption. However, it is important to note that using Bing Rewards will not get you rich overnight.

Source: Press Release via Email

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