John McAfee Launches 'Bitcoin Play' App, Letting Users Earn Crypto While Testing Their Knowledge

Omar Faridi

John McAfee, the creator of the widely-used McAfee antivirus, has announced the launch of his new app, called “Bitcoin Play.”

On May 4, 2019, McAfee revealed to his over 900,000 followers on Twitter that Bitcoin Play is now available on Google Play for Android users. According to the eccentric crypto millionaire, the Bitcoin Play app has a “family friendly option” and a separate version for adult users which features his “voice cursing at [the users’] ineptitude.”

The Bitcoin Play app reportedly allows users to earn Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, while answering various trivia questions.

Users Rewarded In Bitcoin For Correct Answers

As explained by Bitcoin Play’s developers, the app allows users test their knowledge of history, sports, general knowledge, entertainment (among other categories) by responding to “challenging multiple-choice” questions. The app’s trivia game is in the typical format of a “quiz game” where users are rewarded in satoshis (the basic and smallest unit of the bitcoin currency which is registered on the blockchain), which can be sent directly to their cryptocurrency wallets.

As noted by Bitcoin Play’s development team, the app “contains thousands of questions from various categories with new questions added every update.” Moreover, the app allows users to “compete against other users in John McAfee's Weekly Competition League and [have the chance to] win extra rewards and prizes.”

For users who’re 18 years of age, or older, there’s an option available for “enabling John’s [adult] commentary, [so that people can] hear what John really thinks of [their] performance.”

While playing Bitcoin Play, the payout amount increases as users correctly answer questions. However, the difficulty level of questions also increases. The trivia game also requires that users think fast as there are only 10 seconds to respond to each question.

Three Life Lines Available

Similar to the “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” show, if users are unable to answer a question, they can then use one of three “lifelines” available to them. The lifelines include “Skip Question,” “50/50 (eliminates two wrong answer choice),” and a time extension - which allows users a bit more time to answer the question.

As mentioned, users also have the option of using the 18+ mode which features a lot of profanity and insults in John McAfee’s voice. So far, the Bitcoin Play app has received a 4.8 star rating on Google Play (with 17 reviews). Some comments from users suggest that Bitcoin Play is a “fun way to get into crypto” and that the app “is very addictive," including its 18+ version.