Juan BuisDigital Culture Reporter
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Starting today, the easiest way to make some side cash by doing what you already do naturally — walking.
Thanks to Sweatcoin, your steps are now worth something. The new app tracks your movements around the city and turns them into digital currency. For every 1,000 steps you earn 0.95 SWC or Sweatcoin, which can be traded for real-life products or services through the in-app store.
Among the offerings are yoga classes, surf suits, standing desks or the option to donate your virtual money to charity. It seems like they are all somehow related to health, which nicely closes the circle — walking makes you fit, and those steps now get you products to make you even fitter.
The app is currently only available in the UK and US, but looking to expand internationally soon, so keep your eyes peeled.
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