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Bitcoins can be acquired through mining with your CPU or GPU (video card), or purchased from dealers and bitcoin exchanges.
 
Bitcoins can be acquired through mining with your CPU or GPU (video card), or purchased from dealers and bitcoin exchanges.
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== Getting started ==
 
== Getting started ==
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* [http://fuxx.us/bitcoin-charts Bitcoin Charts - realtime quotes from the major sites]
 
* [http://fuxx.us/bitcoin-charts Bitcoin Charts - realtime quotes from the major sites]
 
* [http://fuxx.us/bitcoin-block-explorer Bitcoin Block Explorer - stats from the bitcoin network]
 
* [http://fuxx.us/bitcoin-block-explorer Bitcoin Block Explorer - stats from the bitcoin network]
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== Online wallets ==
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Bellow is a selection of online wallets. In some cases, such as with Coinbase, the account also has other services, such as buying coins for a fee.
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* [http://fuxx.us/coinbase Coinbase Bitcoin Wallet]
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* [http://fuxx.us/instawallet Instawallet - instant wallets provided on the fly by unique URL]
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* [http://fuxx.us/blockchain-wallet BlockChain Bitcoin Wallet]
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== Acquiring free coins ==
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The following websites either distribute free coins or offer coins as payment for various services such as viewing websites or completing "offers".
  
 
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Revision as of 23:14, 28 March 2013

Bitcoin, also known as BTC, is a digital currency released in 2009 by a group of men known as Satoshi Nakamato.

Bitcoins can be traded instantly* by anyone to anyone. The only requirement for using bitcoins is having an address to a wallet. You can acquire such an address through the softare provided by the bitcoin maintainer, other third party wallet software, or multiple online wallet services.

Bitcoins can be acquired through mining with your CPU or GPU (video card), or purchased from dealers and bitcoin exchanges.

Donation address for the wiki: 19zUiUZmtg5K4MBPKDRAtsJbUdVop9D9Pm

Getting started

The first thing you want to do in order to get into the bitcoin world is to get a wallet. This can be done using an online wallet service or by downloading the official client. The official client requires 8GB of hard disk space to start with, and that space will grow with time. The reason for this is that the block chain which holds all of the transactions is downloaded and stored locally. The block chain holds the required information for all transactions made on the network. You can use the block chain to verify that transactions are real, and to verify if payments have been sent or received.

The following links are the beginners essentials. You can download the official client from the site linked below:

Online wallets

Bellow is a selection of online wallets. In some cases, such as with Coinbase, the account also has other services, such as buying coins for a fee.

Acquiring free coins

The following websites either distribute free coins or offer coins as payment for various services such as viewing websites or completing "offers".