Earn real cryptocurrency from playing Crypto Idle Miner

Earn HORA Tokens From Playing Mobile Games

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Recently I have come across a game that provides cryptocurrency based rewards (HORA Tokens) depending on your skill level. How neat is that!? If you’re not into “idle type” games, then this may not be for you. However, if you are interested in games that earn you free cryptocurrency (even while you’re offline), then read on!

The game I am talking about is Crypto Idle Miner by Hora Games. The game works like other idle games, where you are required to upgrade certain items, to provide a multiplier to a cash value. Once you reach a certain value, you can “prestige” to start from the beginning with even more multiplication factors. The main goal is to stack as many multipliers as possible in the most efficient way and make the most money (or cryptocurrency) as possible. Crypto Idle Miner has two forms of cryptocurrency, that may become confusing:

  1. Simulation cryptocurrency – that is mined as part of the idle game. This currency is not real and has no value.
  2. Hora tokens (Real cryptocurrency) – that is awarded at the end of a season to the best performers.
Crypto Idle Miner Welcome Screen. Earn real cryptocurrency from playing games!

Please note: Crypto Idle Miner is only a game, and the cryptocurrency that you mine in an idle state within the game, is not real and only a simulation.

The real cryptocurrency that you can actually win (HORA tokens) has been created through a smart contract by the developers of the game (Hora Games). Hora Games will keep 10% of the contract and will pay out the remaining 90% to the players. You receive tokens based on your league position, then once a week, you’re able to transfer the cryptocurrency into a compatible wallet. From there you can hold it, exchange it for money, or other cryptocurrencies.

What are Hora tokens?

HORA Tokens are the in-game currency in Crypto Idle Miner. The tokens are based on the TRC20, used for smart contracts on the Tron (TRX) network (which is comparable to the ERC20 standard on Ethereum). What this means is that the tokens comply with the common rules allowing them to use the Tron network. The rules govern token transfer and how the data linked to each token is accessed.
For further understanding, “ERC20” is to Ethereum as “http” is to internet.

As with other cryptocurrencies, the HORA token will be able to be freely traded on the market. Hora Games has plans to use the cryptocurrency in future games as well.

How much are HORA tokens worth?

As the token is so new, it’s currently worth very little. The developers have stipulated that they will let the market determine the value of a HORA token. Hora games plan on making further games using the same token and plan to introduce marketplaces that utilise the token. There will only be a limited number of tokens (12 billion), which will help with the exclusivity.

How do you earn HORA tokens?

You can earn HORA tokens by competing in leagues within the game. Individuals are separated into various leagues, and tokens are distributed at the end of each season. Each season lasts 7 days (ending every Monday). As can be seen in the below chart, the average token payouts vary depending on what league you are in.

Crypto Idle Miner - Distribution of HORA tokens per league
Distribution of HORA tokens per league

Crypto Idle Miner Promo Codes

Another way to earn tokens is to utilise the promo codes on offer. From the “User Profile” screen, you are able to enter promo codes to reward you for your progress.

Here is a list of crypto idle miner promo codes that may or may not work:

  • EG2019 (500 TOKENS)
    Reach Level 5
  • BTCRYPTO (500 Tokens)
    Reach Level 5
  • FH2019 (500 TOKENS)
    Cooling System 1 in Ethash Building
  • MT2019 (500 TOKENS)
    Reach Level 5
  • WELCOME (200 TOKENS)
    Rig 7 in Ethash Building

May not work anymore (expired):

  • AJAY31 (100 TOKENS)
  • KARATEWANG
  • AJAY (100 tokens)
  • LOVEHARD (100 tokens)
  • TRXMARKET (200 Tokens)

Most of the codes will require you to reach an achievement (i.e. reach a certain level, unlock a certain rig etc.)


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How do the game developers make Money?

Each month, a smart contract will deploy tokens. The value will be the monthly user base x 100 (but no more than 100 million tokens). The tokens will be allocated with 5% going to the development team (Hora Games), 5% to marketing (i.e. referral systems etc), and the remaining 90% will be distributed amongst players.

How do I withdraw HORA tokens to a Tron wallet?

Crypto Idle Miner - Withdrawal of Tokens

Before you withdraw the tokens, you will need to make sure you have a TRC20 compatible wallet and at least version 1.2.1 of Crypto Idle Miner installed.

The current supported wallets are TronLink (desktop and mobile) and TronWatch.me (mobile).

Once you have downloaded the wallet, you will need to allow the HORA token, which you can do by following instructions issued by Hora Games.

Withdrawals are generally processed once per week.

HORA Token Information

Name: Hora Token
Symbol: HORA
Network: Tron (TRC20)
Contract address: TNjt5fShPVJ4YpsLuU4THuBbg58g2bZoLk

TronScan link:
https://tronscan.org/#/token20/TNjt5fShPVJ4YpsLuU4THuBbg58g2bZoLk

Total supply: 100 million, being increased by 100 million each month.
Minting cap: 12 billion
Expected total supply mint time: 10 years

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How do I convert HORA to USD (or other Fiat currency)?

Converting HORA tokens into real money, such as USD, requires several steps. It may take some time to set up, but once you have done it once it’s easy!

There is also more than one way to go about converting your tokens into currency, and it’s important to realise that you can get different prices depending on which exchange you use. I have listed only a few exchanges that HORA tokens are currently traded on. They include:

  • Binance
  • TRXmarket
  • TronWatch Market
  • FaucetHub
  • TradeSatoshi.

Some of these exchanges will allow straight transfers from HORA to BTC / ETH and others will require a transfer of HORA to TRON to BTC. See below for more detail.

What you will need to convert tokens

  • HORA tokens
  • a TRC20 compatible wallet (such as TronWallet.me)
  • a Bitcoin (BTC) wallet (BTC will be the trading pair used here)
  • a selling account (such as Coinbase, or another crypto to fiat currency withdrawal account)
  • an exchange account (such as Binance, FaucetHub, TradeSatoshi)

The Process (HORA to USD) using FaucetHub

The process is straightforward. Basically you will need to:

  • Earn Hora
  • Send HORA to FaucetHub wallet
  • Convert HORA to Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Send Bitcoin to Coinbase
  • Sell Bitcoin (BTC) for USD

The Process (HORA to USD) using Binance

  • Earn HORA
  • Download TRC20 compatible wallet
  • Transfer HORA tokens to TRC20 compatible wallet
  • Convert HORA tokens to Tron (TRX) Tokens
  • Send Tron Tokens (TRX) to a marketplace (such as Binance)
  • Convert Tron Tokens (TRX) to Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Send Bitcoin (BTC) to Coinbase
  • Sell Bitcoin (BTC) for USD

The More Detailed Process (convert HORA tokens to USD) with Binance

  • Earn HORA

Earn Hora Tokens from playing Crypto Idle Miner!

  • Download a TRC20 enabled wallet

Download a wallet that can hold TRC20. I currently use TronWallet.me

  • Transfer HORA tokens to Tron compatible wallet

From the User Profile in Crypto Idle Miner, select the withdraw feature.

Enter the TRON wallet address that is found in your TRC20 compatible wallet (In TronWallet you can find this by hitting “receive” from the main screen).

Withdrawing HORA tokens from Crypto Idle Miner
Withdrawing HORA tokens. Use the address found in tronwallet.me for withdrawal. Do not use the contract address.

Select the number of coins and then hit withdraw. Withdrawals are processed manually, so may take up to a week to come through.

Wait patiently 😊

Please note: The TRON address is the address of your wallet (from TronWallet.me). It is not the “contract address” at the bottom of the withdraw screen.

  • Convert HORA tokens to Tron (TRX) Tokens

From the TRC20 wallet, you will need to find a place to convert HORA to TRX tokens. In TronWallet, you can do this by going into the URL feature within the application. Enter: https://tronwatch.market/

Accessing the marketplace through tronwallet.me
To be able to trade HORA to TRX, you will need to find the marketplace through the web application on tronwallet.me

You will now need to add the custom token. From the trading pairs dropdown select “add custom token”. This is where you enter the contract address found at the bottom of the withdraw screen. The contract address for the HORA token is:
TNjt5fShPVJ4YpsLuU4THuBbg58g2bZoLk

Adding a custom token on to the TronWatch Market on the Tron Wallet
Adding the custom HORA token to the TronWatch Market on the Tron Wallet

Now the HORA / TRX pair will show up.
Place a sell order to convert HORA to TRX. Depending on the amount you have set, it may take some time to process.

Tronwatch Marketplace for converting HORA to Tron (TRX) tokens.
  • Send Tron Tokens to a Marketplace

You should now have a bunch on TRX tokens sitting in your wallet.
Now we need to transfer those into another platform that allows the transfer between TRX and a more mainstream token, such as Bitcoin (Currently you can’t withdraw TRX to USD).

The platform that I use for this is Binance. You can create an account here if you haven’t got one already.

Once you have a Binance account, you can transfer your tokens from your TronWallet to your Binance address. You can find the details of your TRX wallet through Binance, by selecting “Deposit”.

Depositing TRX tokens from Tron Wallet to Binance
Send TRX tokens from tronwallet.me to Binance
  • Convert Tron Tokens (TRX) to Bitcoin (BTC)

Now that your TRX tokens are on the Binance platform, you will need to initiate a trade. The easiest would probably be TRX to BTC, however other currencies can be used (i.e. ETH).

Once your trade has been completed, you should now have some bitcoins (or a part of a bitcoin) in your Binance account.

Converting Tron (TRX) tokens to Bitcoin (BTC) tokens through Binance.
Converting Tron (TRX) to Bitcoin (BTC) through Binance
  • Send BTC to Coinbase

The Bitcoins now need to be sent from Binance to a marketplace where you can sell cryptocurrency (as you can’t sell from Binance). I use Coinbase. You can sign up for a Coinbase account here.

Find your Coinbase address for Bitcoin (under BTC receive) and then send the BTC tokens from Binance to Coinbase.

Withdrawing Bitcoin (BTC) from the Binance platform.
Withdrawing Bitcoin (BTC) from Binance to Coinbase
  • Sell BTC for USD.

Now that the tokens are in Coinbase, you can sell those and receive the money. Pretty easy right?

Selling Bitcoin (BTC) to Euro through Coinbase
Selling Bitcoin (BTC) into Euro

Please note: you will need to confirm your bank account with before Coinbase will let you withdraw the money.

Is Crypto Idle Miner a scam?

4. Will this hurt my phone? How can you mine on your phone? This is absurd!

We can guarantee to you that your phone will remain as it was, flawless! This is a simulation game, there is no additional usage of your phone memory/CPU/GPU whatsoever, than there is with any other game that you download from the store and play! Even though there is no real mining within the game, you’ll still be rewarded with HORA Tokens.

Hora Games website FAQs

Future plans for Cryptocurrency Idle Miner and Hora Games

  1. The first priority was the development of Crypto Idle Miner
  2. Creation of a marketplace, allowing players to buy and sell tokenized items
  3. Creation of a hub to allow users from other games and apps to buy and sell items
  4. Finalization of further games built
  5. New partnerships with other players in the industry

Crypto Idle Miner Tips and Tricks

There are many ways to go about the game, and here I have listed a few tips and tricks that I have picked up during my time playing. For reference, I have been in the top 100 of players worldwide since Season 2.

  • Prestige as soon as possible. If you don’t, it will make it harder next time
  • Combine boosts for maximum points (i.e. 2x for add watching, overclocking, pets/plants, mining booster, trading booster, etc)
  • Keep traders above 100%
  • Change coins as soon as the efficiency drops below 100% (if you have mined the coin for too long)
  • If your miners are shutting down, upgrade the cooling units.

Tips on gaining XP:

  • XP is based on Building worth
  • Once you have done the prestige, you will need to pass that same point for XP to continue growing.
  • Open new buildings to speed up your progress.

Overall Review of Crypto Idle Miner

I am not one to invest in cryptocurrency, however, I am fully down for earning free cryptocurrency through games. Even if the HORA token is not worth anything now, I am happy to hold it for a while to see what happens. If it never gains any value, well I have spent time on a game that was fun (and I didn’t have to pay for).

This is also my first exposure to physically holding cryptocurrency in a wallet. It’s a completely new world that has opened. I have downloaded the (free) TronLink wallet, as well as the Enjin wallet. These wallets allow me to store Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, TRX, TRC20, TRC10, ERC20, ERC721, and ERC1155 Tokens. Currently, the Enjin wallet is the most secure mobile cryptocurrency wallet.

Having this wallet now allows me to explore airdrops, and other various cryptocurrency adventures, which is another potential source of income!

Please note: I am not “heads over heels” for cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency is very risky and I personally don’t buy my own tokens.

More information about Crypto Idle Miner can be found from the Hora Games website.

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2 Comments

  1. Hello working at home man!
    Very nice to earn crypto currencies while playing games. I immediately registered and it worked very well. Thank you for this recommendation! 🙂

    Did you also know that there are 2 promo codes you can use to get an extra 1000 Hora tokens? Just insert “FH2019” at promo codes and you will get 500 HORA. If you insert “MT2019” you wil get another 500 HORA.

    You can also earn free crypto currencies while watching some short videos and answering questions on Coinbase. There are not always crypto currencies available, so sometimes you are put on a waiting list.
    I earned about €40,- on Coinbase, just by watching short videos. It’s as nice as earning crypto by playing games.
    Answers for the questions can easily be found online.

    If you are interested, you need to have an invitation, so I post my invitation link below:

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    Good luck on your blog! I enjoy reading it.
    Best regards

    • Hi Nadia,
      Thanks for stopping by, and for including those codes as well! I forgot to mention any the codes throughout the post.
      Once I have a bit of time, I will check out the videos through Coinbase.
      Thanks,
      Matt

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