Student Pays Meal with Maya, Wins 1M worth of Bitcoin

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Reinzel Cabrera, a student from Cebu City, recently won 1,000,000 worth of bitcoin by just paying for his meals through the mobile wallet and cryptocurrency exchange Maya. His win was part of the firm’s promo Maya Free Bitcoin where users are randomly receiving BTC. 

Mid-August, BitPinas reported that several users of Maya app have shared screenshots on Facebook and Twitter that they have received free bitcoin despite not buying BTC or any crypto within their Maya app recently. (Read more: Maya is Airdropping Free Bitcoin to Users, Social Media Posts Suggest)

Cryptocurrency, as defined by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), is a type of digital currency created by a community of online users, stored in electronic wallets, and generally transacted online.

In a media release, Maya Chief Marketing Officer Pepe Torres expressed their excitement to be the “first Philippine fintech to offer Bitcoin as a reward and form of cashback (or cryptoback!) whenever customers pay merchants with Maya.“

“Maya is already the most accessible way to get into cryptocurrency in the Philippines starting as low as ₱1.00 and our Free Bitcoin promo drives even further accessibility while providing more opportunities for our customers to grow and master their money,” he stated.

He also added that there’s no better time to take advantage of Maya’s all-in-one money app to “start paying for all your wants and needs because it’s a risk-free way to get into crypto. Sayang ang Free Bitcoin!“

How to join:

  1. Just pay with Maya via QR, mobile number, or card at stores all over the Philippines and online.
  2. Get free Bitcoin up to P500 each month until September 30! Every purchase gives you guaranteed Bitcoin worth 1%, 10%, or 100% of your purchase. For example, your ₱500 purchase can give you ₱5, ₱50 or ₱500 in free Bitcoin!
  3. Wait for the SMS notification and then check your crypto wallet to claim your free Bitcoin. 
  4. The more you pay with Maya, the more chances to get ₱1,000,000 in Bitcoin every month, during the promo period.

Priorly, Maya also launched its Maya Bitcoin Millionaire Campaign, an Early Access Challenge, where users can have the chance to win one million worth of Bitcoin. 

It was in an exclusive interview with Nick Wilwayco, the firm’s Head of Public Affairs and Communications, Maya first expressed its desire to include and offer crypto into their app. Then last April, it started offering the crypto feature to its users where they allowed customers to buy, sell, and hold crypto in just one app. Maya currently offers 15 cryptocurrencies, one of which is Bitcoin.  

In May, the firm rebranded its mobile e-wallet app into Maya and dubbed itself as “It’s everything and a bank.” Maya Bank is also among the 6 licensed digital banks in the country. (Read more: PayMaya Rebrands to “Maya” After Launching Crypto Offering)

Currently,  Maya has 47 million Filipino users–more than two-thirds of the adult population in the Philippines–and is a step closer to their goal of taking a larger share of the country’s vast “unbanked” segment.

This article is published on BitPinas: Student Pays Meal with Maya, Wins 1M worth of Bitcoin

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