What are these Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is the major digital currency. Unlike other money such as Dollars or Euros, there is no central bank or government that can steal the value by currency devaluation
through inflation, taxes or even confiscation of your account with a bank. Other hand, Bitcoin like gold pieces that you hide for a rainy day in the pillow in your bedroom.
If you do not locking the door, at some point will a burglar steal your wealth. Bitcoins are themselves through strict cryptography as safe as diamonds when you order so as
to deal with precious stones. But with it you can still buy and sell goods or services so easily as with cash. Even in the internet worldwide and often faster and cheaper
than with other currencies or credit cards. Just using your computer or smartphone. And if you want as anonym like with cash.
1. - Get a wallet
There are two ways for your own Bitcoin wallet.
a) local software installation
advantage: You have direct access to your software and are thus independent of a service
disadvantage: You must own, with regular updates and backups against the loss of data (Bitcoins are data, data is money!) including the unauthorized access protect
to your hardware by unsuspecting roommate or even thieves.
choose a software
There are a number of so-called Bitcoin clients. Some offer extra services such as support also more exotic currencies. Other shine with an especially nice design...
A comprehensive list of software solutions can be found, among other, at bitcoin.org
Here are two examples of clients with whom we have had good experiences:
The original Bitcoin client with a graphical user interface is also available for Windows and Mac. After installation, it may take a long time until the initial synchronization with the
Bitcoin network is carried out, since only all blocks must be downloaded from currently about 8 GB and processed.
Multibit is installed very quickly,
but requires Java. Thus it is also irrespectively of the operating system. However automatically installed with the Java browser plug-in is often long unpatched vulnerabilities become conspicuous.
So if you first have to install Java then do not forget to disable the plugin. Or better yet, install Bitcoin Qt.
Android Bitcoin Wallet
The Bitcoin wallet for traveling. Very convenient to shopping on the go. Depending on your smartphone and internet connection it will needs mainly for initiating a quite long time.
b) Online wallet
advantage: can be used immediately, regardless of the concerns with its own hardware. In addition, transactions are usually faster executes them, because these servers with many permanent
others are connected in the P2P network.
disadvantage: It is almost like a bank, which you entrust Bitcoins. In case of loss, however, there is no deposit insurance as prescribed for off-line banks. On the other side are Online wallets
no banks that are allowed to play with the money of the customers.
For entry online wallets are definitely the best solution. However, since even at reputable vendors have problems occurred, we want to make any recommendations. But you can use our service for
a quick start. This leads to our 3UU wallet registration.
2. - Put money in your wallet
Bitcoins are offered by various exchange offices. Which offers the best conditions for you depends on many factors. So most do not accept credit cards, because
this compared to the Bitcoin system are simply too unsafe payment method on the Internet. On the other hand, fast payments via SEPA transfers are possible only in Europe, while
in Germany there are no big chain like Wallmart, offering Bitcoin suitable Prepayd Cards... The options listed below are therefore without obligation.
You only based on positive experiences that were reported to us. If you do or think that another exchange office should be mentioned here other experiences, write
please email us.
also accepts the widespread pre-pay solutions
of large retail chains.
If do you only have a credit card, it is a chance to go through the so-called LindenDollar. At VirWoX you can
easily open an account. You do not need really use the online game 2ndLife. On this account you can deposit money using your credit card. However, offer limited to the current 50 Euro a day.
Moreover, it can take up to three days with the first purchase until your card is accepted. Once the credit has been enabled, you can first convert it into LindenDollar and then into Bitcoin.
Again, there is a limit of current 0.5BTC which, depending on the exchange rate also two to three times a daily limits equivalent. This Bitcoins you can then use for shopping.
Another possibility is the Russian provider Liqpay. If you own a cell phone, you can also set up a "mobile account"
which can be charged via credit card. Some excanges accept this too. However, it took our test just two days until the Liqpay payment was credited and only a few
Exchange offices accept this option for payments.
Note: If you want to pay really anonymous, you should never be made directly by one of the above online currency exchanges from a BTC transfer. Send this first to
your own (online) wallet. Ideally you use for payment any further then your own address if your wallet has this option.
3. - Things to buy / sell
You do have to actually know only the Bitcoin address to which you want to send an amount. For example, my
13uzw8ouVCgfK7uCm832P7ms15rRyGwe8g if you donate a small amount to me for this description.