A Guide to Bitcoin

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It's Easy

Buying Bitcoin can take as little as 30 minutes

Most people overestimate the complexity of Bitcoin. In reality, you can buy Bitcoin easily by purchasing it online with your debit/credit card. View our 3-step process below!

It's Safe

Learn the simple steps to Bitcoin safety.

Like anything else, Bitcoin is only as safe as measures you take to protect yourself. View our list of Safety Tips below to enjoy a worry-free Bitcoin experience.

Three Steps

to Bitcoin Success

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Get a Wallet

A wallet is a place to keep your bitcoin until you spend them. Getting one is easy! Simply go to the app store and download one to your smartphone.

Our recommendation

BreadWallet is easy to use, has enhanced security features and is among the most recommended wallets for both Android and iOS. Look no further!

2

Buy Bitcoin

Did you know?

You can buy Bitcoin instantly with your credit/debit card through a regulated exchange.

Get ready...

Regulated exchanges are extremely safe, but they usually require a picture of your ID to create an account. It may take a little while for them to verify your identity, but once that’s done you will be able to make instant purchases!

Go!

Choose among this list of top-rated Bitcoin Exchanges.

Don't have your ID with you?

You can buy Bitcoin using your Credit Card without supplying any ID through Bitcoin.com, but the funds can take up to 24 hours to arrive in your wallet. You can also view our full list of buying options below.

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3

Send your Bitcoin to your Wallet

Some exchanges will ask for your wallet address before you make a purchase. If not, you'll need to send your Bitcoin from your exchange account to your wallet. Don't worry, it's easy!

  • 1.

    Select "Send Bitcoin" in your exchange account

  • 2.

    Copy & paste (or type) your wallet address into the input field and click "Send".

Win

You're Finished!

Congratulations! If you made it this far, you're an official Bitcoin user.

You're ready to start spending!

Become an expert

Learn more about Bitcoin below

Types of Bitcoin wallets

Ways to buy Bitcoin

Fun facts

Safety Tips

Never use an online wallet, use a downloaded one instead.
If you have a large amount of bitcoin that you want to keep for a long period of time, consider using a paper wallet or a hardware wallet, as these are offline and cannot be hacked
You can mitigate risks by using more than one wallet to store and spend your bitcoin
If you purchase from a peer instead of an exchange, make sure you choose a seller that has a good reputation (peer to peer exchange sites will rate sellers based on past experiences).
Never use the same bitcoin address more than once. Don't worry though, most wallets will take care of this automatically for you.