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Getting Started

As a new user, you can get started with Bitcoin without understanding the technical details. There are 4 ways for an individual or business to acquire bitcoin, these are earn it, buy it, trade for it, and create it yourself. In this section we will walk you through the basics of getting started with Bitcoin. Creating your own bitcoin is covered in another section and is not recommended for beginners.

Bitcoin Basics

While no knowledge of the underlying technology is necessary in order to use Bitcoin, we believe that understanding the basics leads to a more full experience. On the surface Bitcoin appears no different than any other payment system out there ex. Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Pay Pal, Venmo, Ali Pay, Cash App, M-Pesa, Zelle, debit/credit card, wire transfer, etc. It is when you look behind the scenes that Bitcoin radically differentiates itself from the multitude of other methods for transferring value. In this section we will go over some of the basics of the technology behind the Bitcoin network.

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