NeuCoin Makes Moves With Facebook Game and Tipping Platform Launch -

NeuCoin Makes Moves With Facebook Game and Tipping Platform Launch


Proof-of-stake altcoin NeuCoin will expand its reach with its latest move. Today, NeuCoin launches both a Facebook game and a tipping platform on acclaimed music streaming service Jango. These two launches, as well as the various other products in the works, are aimed at NeuCoin’s goal of reaching 1 million mainstream users during 2016.

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This project is part of NeuCoin’s self-proclaimed “radical idea” of “distribution as a tool for mass adoption.” NeuCoin doesn’t believe in giving away its virtual currency for free through “air drops.” Instead, the project believes that the “right way” to spread adoption of a currency is to make users earn it. Although they give out pre-mined coins through “freemium marketing programs” as a way to get people to try them out, NeuCoin “never simply [hands out coins] for free — customers have to earn them by investing time and attention.” — they believe that their distribution model is the key to fast mainstream adoption.

NeuCoin believes that this method of distribution prevents fraud and “rewards people for doing something that they already like doing.” The project’s philosophy is that, if someone likes games like Solitaire, they will probably choose to play the NeuCoin version of the game if they can earn some free coins in the process. By making people earn NEU by doing things they already consider fun and enjoyable, NeuCoin hopes to entice people to “come back for more.”

Solitaire Racer: An Old Classic Infused With Digital Age Cash

NeuCoinNeuCoin is adding some spice to the classic Solitaire card game by integrating its digital currency. This new Facebook game, called Solitaire Racer, pits solo players against the clock; they win NEU for completing a deck, and the faster they finish, the more they earn. People can also face off against each other, betting NEU that they can finish the match first.

Solitaire Racer is easy to learn, with helpful tips popping up every so often to get players acquainted with the game. Furthermore, If you get in a situation where you are unsure what to do, you can click a “Hint” button for guidance.

Once you get the hang of NeuCoin’s version of Solitaire, the concept of racing against the clock or another person makes the game quite addicting. The prospect of winning virtual currency based on performance makes the game even more compelling, creating the desire to keep playing until you can finish a deck quickly enough to earn the top prize.

As if that wasn’t enough to keep you playing, NeuCoin allows players to transfer their NEU out of Solitaire racer once they hit 50 coins. According to the game, “Once you hit 50, you can use your NEU to play more games, give online tips or trade them for cash or Bitcoin!”

NeuCoin has ambitious expectations for their Solitaire Racer project. The organization believes it will attract hundreds of thousands of new NEU users through this game, stating that, “by marketing Solitaire Racer to the tens of millions of players of other Solitaire games, NeuCoin expects to acquire at least 500,000 NeuCoin holders from Solitaire Racer over 2016.”

Supporting Music Artists Through NeuCoin

Jango NEU Thanks for TippingNeuCoin’s next big launch is its integration with music streaming service Jango. New and existing users will get free NEU that they can use to tip 250,000 participating artists. New users will get 25 NEU for tipping upon creating their accounts, and existing users will receive the coins automatically. Listeners will have the opportunity to give their NEU to “featured new artists” — emerging, non-established artists being promoted on Jango. A tipping button will activate whenever one of these featured artists play, which listeners can use to show their support for the musician. Once someone tips 5 artists, he or she will get 25 NEU for themselves.

This tipping concept is straightforward enough — and a welcome way to support artists — but its implementation leaves something to be desired. To find out how to use this new tipping system, you have to hover over the NeuCoin icon on the top banner and click a “Learn More” button. This makes users go out of their way to learn about the new service, and those just interested in listening to music might ignore it altogether. Although it is very visible when the tipping button activates on a featured artist, a pop-up on the homepage would be a welcome way to directly notify listeners of NeuCoin’s tipping platform.

More chances for tipping on Jango would be welcome as well. As it stands, Jango users will be exposed to a featured new artist “maybe once an hour.” While NeuCoin’s goal is to make people earn their NEU, making Jango users put in at least 5 hours of listening for 25 coins seems a little steep. With a reported 250,000 participating artists, surely we could be able to tip every 20 or 30 minutes. More chances for tipping would benefit the featured artists as well, who in turn might work harder to promote NeuCoin in hopes of getting more tips on Jango. Hopefully, once this promotional phase ends, Jango and NeuCoin can tweak the system to make tipping more convenient.

It seems as if NeuCoin has pre-emptively addressed this issue, though, by equipping the featured artists with “promotional tools” to help them get tips from fans outside of Jango. The organization also suggests that people can get the extra NEU to tip artists directly by playing Solitaire Racer or the GetNeuCoin game-quiz.

Pros and cons aside, NeuCoin expects this program to draw in a lot of new NEU holders. Over the course of 2016, “Based on marketing plans and current listener-artist interaction rates, NeuCoin projects that 500,000 Jango listeners will tip out a total of 50 million NEU to over 100,000 artists.

Expect More from NeuCoin in 2016

According to NeuCoin, Solitaire Racer and the Jango tipping service are just the tip of the iceberg. The organization already has a second Facebook game in production, and it claims that these initial launches are merely the “first of many games and content partnerships that the NeuCoin Project will be rolling out over 2016.” NeuCoin Project co-founder Dan Kaufman told press that the project’s “base goal” is to bring in “at least 1 million NeuCoin users in 12 months.” Kaufman is optimistic, though, and believes that “we will be able to reach many times that.”

What do you think about NeuCoin’s new projects? Let us know in the comments below!

Evan Faggart

Evan Faggart

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  • brian

    I love how cocky they are – and rightfully so actually. Finally someone is thinking Facebook and games. Or let me rephrase that, not thinking, a lot of alts do thinking – DOING Facebook and games. If the can execute well… A million users for a decent game with some marketing behind is nothing… And once they have a million holders… It’s pretty cool. Different at the very least.


    this actually really interesting approach to solving the chicken or egg dilemma of cryptocurrency not getting any traction because it doesn’t have any users and not getting any users because it doesn’t have any traction. basically start with lots of users and let the rest figure itself out, dot com style… could work. the game already has 5,200+ monthly users when you search for it on facebook. if they release four more of those and get a couple of million users that are actually using their coins and not just selling them off, a bit of virality on social networks… could work.

  • James

    Trying to hide the truth?

    1. Neucoin is a centralized premine coin with 99.9% concentrated on
    the hands of founder, angel investors and team members. So called
    foundations are controlled by the team. Only 0.1% was sold to pre-sale
    buyers, most of which already dumped their coins.

    2. Founder of
    Neucoin (Dan Kaufman) and top investor (Josh Abrams) have a shady
    spyware background. Their previous company Direct Revenue has infected
    millions of computers and was sued twice, by the Federal Trade
    Commission and New York State. Bloomberg, ZDnet, NBC and others all have
    articles online about this fiasco.

    3. No tech innovation, simply a fork (rebrand) of Peercoin.

    Extensive, exclusive use of offshore tax havens, including anonymous
    company in Seychelles for pre-sale. Zero accountability, obvious tax

    5. 100 billion coins and counting. In-built
    hyperinflation. Coin already LOST OVER HALF of its pre-sale value, the
    only reason the price has not dropped to near zero yet is due to
    extremely low trade volume and the team buying up coins to keep the
    price afloat.

    6. Most team members already abandoned the project
    due to disagreement with its questionable tactics or lack of faith for
    its future: the whitepaper co-author, the main programmer, the community
    manager, the marketing manager, and some mods. The only members left
    won’t reveal their identities and hide behind pseudonyms.

    7. Well documented history of broken promises, lies and extreme censorship.

    All claims above can be easily verified online.

  • James

    I believe in NeuCoin…Let us see how they do in 2016.

  • NoCensorship

    Dear Bitcoinist, next time you promote a new coin please ensure it is legit and run by respectable people. Neucoin is neither.
    A quick Google search shows up co-founder Dan Kaufman as someone who has employed dirty tactics like hard-to-remove spyware in order to forcibly gain “users”. In all fairness, the readers should be aware of this not-so-minor detail.
    Many here will have moral issues against supporting a coin ran by people who might have infected their computers year ago with nasty spyware.

    The coin itself has been mostly hype with no innovation nor traction with users.
    Fully controlled by the team, it is the antithesis of what a cryptocurrency should be – decentralized and democratic.
    Not to mention the crippling hyper-inflation which ensures that price will keep dropping even more than it already did.

  • Stefan

    Yeah, Neucoin.. I sent 12k Neucoin to my wallet, poof. That was it for me with Neucoin. Not to mention it just seems like a total scam coin with the massive premine. There are plenty of other coins that are far superior to Neucoin. DO NOT bother with this trash coin.

  • Stefan

    Yeah, Neucoin is a foolish mistake like the GAWMiners version of XPY. Maybe Neucoin will eventually become a normal community coin like Paycoin did after the creators are done scamming with it. Paycoin was a decent idea and probably could have been executed just fine if not for the $20 floor/Josh Homero Garza is simply an incompetent executive and a career criminal. That’s not defamation, that’s a fact. Simply the truth, Garza committed securities fraud, stole thousands of dollars, and is probably the guy behind Neucoin.

  • Stefan

    I don’t think Neucoin is going to benefit you unless you are directly involved in the offshore operation. Its not going to have a good 2016 if they cannot handle each transaction properly. People keep getting ripped off because they don’t want to build on the existing platforms but be part of a new currency and make a huge amount of money Bitcoin in 2013-style. It won’t happen again like that imo. Especially when users first experience with Neucoin is it disappearing into the ether. Speaking of Ether and Factom