What are Bitcoins?

Wallets

If you want to get bitcoins then you need a wallet to store them in. Since bitcoins are digital so is the wallet. I’ll show you three types of wallet that you can use, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

Bitcoin-QT (Desktop wallet)

The latest bitcoin wallet is available from bitcoin.org. It’s available for Windows, OS X, iOS, Android & Blackberry. There a several clients availble to choose from, differences include size, speed and ease of use.

Follow these simple steps to get started.

1. Download the wallet from bitcoin.org/
2. Install the program
3. Open bitcoin-qt.exe
4. Wait for the bitcoin wallet to sync – the synchronisation process can take quite a while, maybe hours if on a slow internet connection.

 

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