I can't believe what I just typed lol. The future is now. submitted by
First off, I'd like to state that I didn't get paid to say this. I got selected as part of a beta program for Upholds debit card and thought it was genuinely cool given the circumstances.
The way that it works is that you download a seperate app to that of the officail Uphold app. If you're familiar with uphold, you'll know that they create these digital cards for your assets/claimed social profiles. You then go into the app, select the asset that you want the debit card to debit when swiped, and that's it. Whatever asset you selected before swiping, it will exchange that crypto at market price at the time, and convert to dollars. Or if you loaded your USD wallet on uphold with actual USD, then you can transact directly in USD.
So ya, as the title states, I bought tonights dinner with BAT that i've earned while browsing the web. No need to manually convert cryptos in USD or any of that hoopla. Just swipe and done.
This makes it even harder to use any other internet browser.
Edit: Wow, didn't know the post was going to garner this much attention! Top voted post in the sub and I got my first ever gild. :,) Glad to be apart of this community and witness this really cool project. I would have never thought that one day that i'd get paid for viewing ads while browsing the web. Let alone having a debit card that can purchase goods with digital assets other than USD. <3
Bought a small token ammount of bitcoin on uphold as a test (first purchase), and a couple days later bought a much larger chunck (relatively). The next day i got an email saying my account was suspended, and customer service has not responded in about 3 days. submitted by
Any advice on how to proceed? I have already posted in the uphold official sub reddit and left one star rating on google play. Has not generated anything as of yet.
Thanks for the help. If this is the wrong forum please let me know which forum to move this to. Thanks!
Update: 4 days after recieving receiving notification that my account was suspended, i finally got a response asking me to confirm my identy (again) and provide more details about the card i used to conduct the transactions. I provided this to them and recieved a response about one day later that they could not offer me an account and would refund my money. Still have not recieved the refund. I am interested in how they will calculate the refund.
Conclusion so far: would not use uphold due to the slow customer service. Additionally, if they suspend your account, you can no longer see any data related to your account, so ensure you take screenshots to have proof of what asstets you own in case you need it.
I will also say i understand some of the additional scrutiny, as i am a US citizen living overseas, but due to my job status, everything is treated as if i was in the US. They collected enough of my personal where this should not have been a problem (this is one of the reasons i did not start with coinbase pro or Gemini - they won't verify my account because some of my data does not match i.e. my cell phone number is a non US number).
Got to start looking for non kyc exchanges that are reliable. Was really hoping to avoid the higher fees.
Update 2: finally got my funds returned, to include fees (except .10 cents).
- What is Pi Network?
Pi Network is a virtual currency that can only be mined or mined on a phone, but does not consume device resources like other free mining applications. Previously Pi Network could include mining applications such as Electroneum (ETN), but this application consumes your device resources to decode the algorithm (Electroneum uses cryptonight algorithm). With Pi Network, when you dig coins will feel the device does not heat up. In addition, you can also turn off the application or turn off the network and still be able to mine coins every 24 hours.
Pi Network is still in BETA. The project is still in progress which means that there will still be errors and some details of the project are still changing. While many cryptocurrency projects start from pure theory, Pi Network seeks to balance theory with design and people-centered (or experiment with real people to best meet their needs). ). The project appreciates your patience and welcomes your input as we work together to develop products that best meet community needs. Pi does NOT give you free money. This is a long-term project whose success depends on the common contribution of its members. Pi helps people capture economic value, which is held by banks, technology giants (e.g. Facebook, Amazon) and other intermediaries. Pi depends on the contribution of the members. Therefore Pi NetWork is not suitable for those who want to make money quickly.
2. Is Pi Network scam?
Pi is not a hoax. This is an attempt by a group of Stanford University alumni to spread the cryptocurrency to more people. Pi Network's core team is led by two Stanford PhDs and one Stanford MBA, all of which help build the blockchain community at Stanford. There is no guarantee that the project will succeed. However, Pi Network will work hard to make common dreams a reality, while upholding the highest standards of transparency. You can learn more about Pi's core team on the app, or simply by typing these people 's names into the Google search page: - Nicolas Kokkalis: Head of Technology - Department Chengdiao Fan: Vincent - McPhillip Product Manager: Community Manager 📷 https://preview.redd.it/rozcs5h1p4351.png?width=710&format=png&auto=webp&s=c5952d879514c33e643958aab8d5ca5ae382ba41
3. How to make money with Pi Network? How to exploit Pi
Pi Network does not call you to invest or do anything. Your job is very simple, you just need to have a phone, download the Pi Network app and create an account, press the Start button daily and the PI digging will take place even if your computer is not connected to the internet . You also do not need to open the active application. Pi does not affect your phone performance, does not drain your battery or use your network data. To start earning Pi, check the app every 24 hours and press the lightning button to start mining. You can increase your hourly Pi rate by inviting friends and family to join the community. After 3 days of exploitation, you can increase your income even more by building your security circle, which contributes to the overall security of the network. And remember, veterans of the network have a higher rate of extraction than the members who come after them. Why are veteran members exploiting more?
Pi's goal is to become a widely distributed and widely used electronic currency in the world. To achieve that goal, Pi encourages members to contribute early to ensure the success of the project (eg network protection and development). To reflect the importance of early contributions, the rate of extraction decreases as more people join the network. At this point, the base mining rate will be halved every time the number of active users increases by 10 times. This ratio will be reduced to zero when the network reaches a certain number of users (for example, 10 million or 100 million). At the time, like Bitcoin, miners would continue to receive rewards with transaction fees, rather than being rewarded with new coins. What is the Pi Network security circle?
The security circle is a group of 3-5 trusted people built by each Pi member, to prevent fraudulent transactions. While cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin secure their ledgers by forcing mining companies to burn energy (proof of work), Pi still guarantees its ledger when members of the network prove trust with each other. Pi contributors guarantee each other by building up security groups of 3-5 members whom they deem reliable. The security circle should include people you trust not to make fraudulent transactions. The cyber security circles form a global trust chart to determine who can trust to conduct transactions on the Pi ledger. https://preview.redd.it/rmekfcizo4351.png?width=710&format=png&auto=webp&s=92a054233ec9c1844b32c24b0a06d0a47e9302b1
4. What is the Pi price?
Pi is worth approximately 0 dollars / euro. Yes! If the price is $ 0, then we dig PI do? Also you wonder when PIs will be valuable? While everyone thinks that PIs are not valuable and do not participate, just like when BITCOIN 2008 had no value. If you are a PI holder PI holders have two options to convert PIs into cash:
- Buy goods and services directly with your Pi. Pi Network is building a peer-to-peer market where members can directly spend Pi to buy goods and services. Pi Network aims to start a bank transfer test in its application immediately after Q42019.
- Exchange Pi for cash on cryptocurrency exchanges. Pi will be able to be traded during Phase 3 of the project (such as when launching the Mainnet). At that time, exchanges may choose to list Pi. At this point, Pi's core team focuses on implementing the right technical roadmap to reach phase 3. (I still remember in 2015, in MMO communities, competing to receive free coins called Raiblocks (XRB) by typing captcha, each type of such a lot of XRB, it can be said that the day that XRB has no price value, almost 0. Later in early 2018 when Raiblocks changed its name to NANO project, the peak of 1 NANO coin reached 34 USD, sweeping away the dream of millionaires of MMO people, because at XRB, they sell very cheaply for each other. You can refer to the NANO price chart below) https://preview.redd.it/r8rll5eyo4351.png?width=710&format=png&auto=webp&s=235368ab0b53c5e1b09c2c88bd13e345ae26eaae
5. Download the Pi Network application
Pi Network currently supports both Android and iOS operating systems, you can access the Google Play app for Android or App Store for iOS and search by keyword "Pi Network" or click directly at the following link: https://minepi.com/150791
6. Create an account and dig Pi
Step 1: After downloading the application, you open the application to register for Pi Network account
In this step you can optionally register your account with Facebook or your phone number. However, you should choose the phone number to make it easier to authenticate your Pi Network account later. Choose your location, enter your phone number and click Go.
Then you enter the password and confirm the password. Note that the password must have uppercase characters, special characters like! @ # $% Or your number. Done, click Submit
Then enter the First Name and Last Name.
Finally, the Username (this is the name for me to log into the Pi Network application, don't forget this). After filling all information, click Submit to move to the final step. In this last step, you enter the referral code is @ Leviet74 (this is my code). However, you can enter anyone's referral code. But when entering my code, I am very thankful and if there is any problem that needs support I will be very enthusiastic. So you have completed the Pi Network registration, now you just leave it to receive coins daily, or go referrals to others to earn more Pi.
https://preview.redd.it/2gio8gxqo4351.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=1682a4a32e54c60db542699b53bbb5287fa5a8bd Guide to dig Pi
Click Get Started and click on the lightning image to start digging PI.
The amount of Pi you mine per hour is shown in the Ambassador section. If your lower members mine Pi, you will receive (25% x 0.39pi x the number of people). However, if they are not online for more than 1 day, you will not receive Pi from them, so you press Ping Inactive to push them to notify the application access.
https://preview.redd.it/ptu36tmmo4351.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=bb70cc8e19ecdb9ccbaa36e5ee52be6dcc68e842 Add people to the security circle
After 3 days of digging Pi, you will open a security circle, what it is, please read the above article, here you can add acquaintances to dig more Pi together.
Verify Pi Network account
You need to verify your account so that stage 4 of the project can be withdrawn. To verify Pi Network, access Profile and select Verify as shown:
There are two options for verifying your account: getting a verification code (only applicable to the US and Canada) or sending a message to Pi Network. You will have to use option 2 and press Start. https://preview.redd.it/woyptgmeo4351.png?width=640&format=png&auto=webp&s=d67d1b01deb51d038c1411177a1dd7e0274dfd4e
Then click Open SMS to let Pi Network compose a message to send a 4-digit code.
Note that Pi will generate 4-digit code itself, you do not edit anything and just click Submit. https://preview.redd.it/orymp2vzn4351.png?width=710&format=png&auto=webp&s=c0002a9841fbc4db8ed5a3a040d1ddbd71500e14
If the Pi application verifies that you have successfully verified your account.
7. How to draw Pi?
You cannot withdraw the Pi. You will be able to withdraw Pi or exchange Pi for other currencies during Phase 3 of the project, when Pi switches to a completely decentralized blockchain. Phase 1 of Project Pi is on March 14, 2019 (Pi Day). In Stage 1, your balance is being recorded to wait for the day Pi reaches the mainnet (Phase 3). The transfer or withdrawal of Pi is restricted until the mainnet launch, to prevent fraudulent actions, such as clone users to dig Pi, then transfer Pi to another account and legalize the process. verify your account and use that nefarious Pi number.
8. Should you dig Pi on multiple phones?
No, you SHOULD NOT dig PI on many devices. Pi Network adheres to a strict rule, meaning that only one account can be used per person. Pi Network uses a multi-pronged strategy to ensure that fake accounts cannot exploit Pi
First, the Pi network uses Google Recaptcha v3 to know which devices are operated by humans or robots. (This technology is completely invisible to most users, because they are real people, but robots can see the captcha if the google algorithm captures them.) Over time, Pi Network is developing a machine learning algorithm based on actual user exploitation behav