BitSkins Has Been Removed & Gift Cards Have Been Added

BitSkins has been removed as a withdrawal method and we are therefore introducing Gift Cards as a new withdrawal method.

Why has BitSkins been removed?

BitSkins has been removed because they decided to permanently disable their coupon feature on their website. We have asked them about the reasons and here is their answer:

Removal of Coupons is permanent since the system was being abused on an increasing scale.
Coupons were intended for peer-to-peer use, but they become a withdrawal mechanism for sites that Steam dislikes. Those are the sites that we cannot support with direct methods like coupons.
We can’t police the use of coupons, unfortunately. It’s possible that we could whitelist sites that share their accounts with other third-party sites, and thus cause issues.
After Steam decided to ban OPSkins bots, BitSkins became more cautious. Gambling sites started to use BitSkins coupons, so they decided to stop offering that feature to protect themselves. We think that this is the right move for them, even if it doesn’t suit us very much.

Gift cards have been added

We decided to add Gift Cards to our withdrawal options. For now, we only offer a Steam Wallet Code but more gift cards will be added soon. Steam Wallet Codes are an easy way to put money into your own Steam Wallet. They can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, and any other item you can purchase on Steam. So you can still buy skins for your favorite games, or you can now buy the games itself if you like. You can take a look at it on our withdrawal page.

More withdrawal methods will be added

Some users were concerned about the future of Idle-Empire after we lost both OPSkins and BitSkins in a short timeframe. We can assure you, we won’t be going anywhere. We have chosen to support external withdrawal providers for a reason. It gives us flexibility and offers our users diversity. We are constantly looking for other useful withdrawal methods so that you have more choices, and we will add more withdrawal methods over time.
Stay tuned!
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Valve Bans All OPSkins Bots, How Does It Affect Idle-Empire?

A few hours ago, Valve published a blog post explaining that they will lock OPSkins Steam Accounts by June 21st, 2018.

What does that mean for OPSkins?

This means that you won’t be able to trade, withdraw, or deposit any Steam items on OPSkins after June 21st. OPSkins will stop to deal with any items that are related to the Steam Community Market. They will not stop their service though. OPSkins will continue to operate and focus on blockchain based items. You can read their official statement here.

What does that mean for Idle-Empire?

BitSkins withdrawals will come back before the OPSkins ban on June 21st. That way, you will still be able to withdraw the items for your favorite games. Besides that, we will continue to offer OPSkins withdrawals as they will continue to operate with the focus on blockchain based items.

 

We are also planning to release new withdrawal options in the future. Stay tuned!

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Introducing Our Automatic Coupon System

We are happy to introduce our automatic coupon system.

How does it work?

Our system randomly creates coupon codes from time to time. Coupon codes will always be valid for 24 hours and have a random value between 100 and 200 points.

What are the limitations?

Users can redeem an unlimited amount of codes. One code can only be redeemed by 1,000 users.

Where can I see when a coupon code is created?

Coupon codes will always be posted on our social media channels. This includes Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and Reddit.

Where can I redeem the coupons?

Coupon codes can be redeemed in the User Panel.

 

Stay tuned for future updates!

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Introducing Our New Booster System

Let me introduce you to our new Booster System!

What is a Booster?

  • A booster temporarily increases the earnings of all users for one transaction type.
  • Boosters are created randomly and they have random properties.
  • When new Boosters are created, they will be announced on our Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

Note: Boosters can currently only be created during weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

An Example

Boosters have a few properties: Transaction Type, Boost Percentage and Duration.

Let’s look at this Booster:

  • Transaction Type: Survey
  • Boosting Percentage: 100%
  • Duration: 8 Hours

This Booster would be active for 8 hours and increase the survey earnings for all users by 100%.

Possible Properties

The only possible transaction types are currently Survey, Server Minutes and Mining. The boosting percentage is always between 1% and 100%. The duration is always between 1 hour and 24 hours.

Monitoring

Active Boosters can be monitored here. As mentioned above, new Boosters will also be announced on Discord, Steam, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

We will also add a more visible notification for active boosters to the Earnings page in the future.

 

Stay tuned for future improvements!

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New Survey Provider And Increased Referral Share

Here we are again with some fresh news! We have added a new survey provider. And we increased the referral share once again. We also added a new promotion.

The New Survey Provider

The new survey provider is MinuteStaff. You can see it at the bottom of our surveys page. This provider offers something pretty nice and unique among the other providers that we integrated. You can earn points simply by clicking on links and staying there for a few seconds. It’s very easy and fast. You should really try it out for yourself!

Increased Referral Share

We believe that you should earn more from your referrals. That’s why increased the referral share from 10% to 20%. Happy earning!

The New Promotion

You now receive 100 points when you verify your email address. This promotion is only redeemable one time.

 

Stay tuned for more news soon! 🙂

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User Settings & Email Notifications Added

We have just added our first email notifications after laying the foundation for our email system. With the notifications, there also comes a new “Settings” tab in the User Panel to control which notifications you want to receive.

Notifications Preview

Here’s a little preview of the “Settings” tab:

Email Notifications

And here is an example of a withdrawal status change email notification:

Withdrawal Status Changed

What’s next?

We will be rolling out more useful email notifications over the coming weeks. You will have complete control over which notifications you want to receive.

 

Stay tuned for future development!

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Email Verification System Released

You can now verify your email address by clicking on a link that we send to your mailbox.

A foundation for a future email system

This verification system will be the foundation for an advanced email system that we will integrate into our service. Users will soon be able to automatically receive emails on certain events. Examples:

  • New blog post created
  • New giveaway released
  • Withdrawal status changed
  • Transaction over a certain threshold (e.g 10,000 points)

These are just some ideas.

Users decide which emails they want to receive

We will allow users to choose which email notifications they want to receive and which email notifications they do not want to receive. Our intention is not to spam anyone.

Your ideas help us to improve our service

Would you like to be notified when a certain event happens that is related to your account or our service? You can visit us on our Discord server or create a support ticket to share your ideas.

 

Stay tuned!

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Idle-Empire Miner Has Been Released

We are happy to introduce a new way to earn points – the Idle-Empire Miner.

You can now use your computer to mine cryptocurrency for us and we will reward you with points. The first release of our miner is only available for Windows but we plan to support Linux and Mac OS in future releases.

How does it work?

You need to download our mining client from here. Then just follow the steps described on that page, the setup is pretty straightforward. Make sure to run the miner as administrator, else it won’t work.

FAQ

You can find articles with frequently asked questions about the miner in our Support Portal.

A little preview

Here is a little preview of the Miner tab:

Idle-Empire Miner

 

Make sure to enter your User ID in the Settings tab:

Idle-Empire Miner Settings

How much can I earn?

The amount of points you can earn depends on your processor (CPU) or your graphics card (GPU), depending on which you choose to mine with. You can also mine with both.

We included a calculator in the miner which gives you an estimate on how much you could earn in different timeframes:

Idle-Empire Miner Calculator

I usually have a hashrate of 475 hashes per second, so I could earn around 196,000 points per month.

Work in progress

Please note that this is the first version of our miner. We will improve it over time and new features will be added, such as giving you more control over how much of your computing power you want to spend on mining.

Beta Testers

For everyone who participated in the beta: Thank you! Your points will be transferred to the regular website soon and the top 3 beta testers will receive a prize of 5,000 points.

Note: Beta testers will need to download the new mining client from the regular website, the beta client will only work on the beta site.

Your feedback matters

We would very much appreciate your feedback on Discord or through our Support Portal.

Enjoy and stay tuned for future development!

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