Bitcoin guide

Andrew Luke
Don't be fooled by the image! Bitcoin is cryptocurrency; it only exists in the digital world.

The need-to-know facts

Andrew Luke
Bitcoin is decentralized digital currency held in an online wallet. Tell that to most of your friends and impress them with your tech knowledge!

The essentials...

How do I get it? By mining (using powerful computers) or through exchange.

Can I spend it?
Yes, there are thousands of merchants that accept Bitcoin, including PayPal, Microsoft and Dell.

Is it really worth anything? In March 2017, one Bitcoin was worth $1268 - a troy ounce of gold at the same time was worth $1233!

Bitcoin - Wikipedia

As of February 2015, over 100,000 merchants and vendors accepted bitcoin as payment. According to research produced by Cambridge University in 2017, there are 2.9 to 5.8 million unique users using a cryptocurrency wallet, most of them using bitcoin.

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