If you are new to Bitcoin, I’d recommend that you try it out risk-free get getting a small amount of Bitcoins from one of the services below. These ‘faucets’ give away small amounts of bitcoins in exchange for you going to their page and being shown advertising. If they balance the payout and the advertising right, the faucet owners make a small profit.
The first faucet, though, was set up by Gavin Andresen in 2010 and gave away 5 bitcoins to all comers just to popularize Bitcoin. Many thousands of Bitcoin were given away, and this established the idea of people getting started with Bitcoin through faucets.
Many faucet lists will have dozens listed, but below you will find only a few tested, reliable, and fun faucets. The first, Freebitco.in, is a straight faucet, but the others have a fun twist to them. Check them out.
**We’ve decided to add our own faucet as an experiment. It’s now first in the list. Try it out and tell your friends!**