How can I start receiving Bitcoins?
Install a Bitcoin wallet on your
- Choose Receive.
A QR code is shown along with your Bitcoin address. Someone else
can scan the QR code, so they don't have to type your Bitcoin
address. You can also send someone else your Bitcoin address.
Every time you go to Receive, a new Bitcoin address will be
generated for privacy reasons.
All the wallets below are open source, meaning you can view and
request changes to the code.
If you're planning on buying on a regular basis or buying a larger
amount, than it's recommended to use a
How can I buy Bitcoin?
Buy an insignificant amount of Bitcoin to play with:
Install a Bitcoin wallet (mobile
Go to a Bitcoin ATM in your city. A Bitcoin ATM is a machine,
connected to the internet, where you can buy or sell Bitcoins for
cash. The bought Bitcoins will be send to your Bitcoin wallet.
Buy Bitcoins at a Bitcoin ATM that doesn't require your personal data.
Depending on the country/city a Bitcoin ATM doesn't require any
personal data. You can
search for a Bitcoin ATM in
Watch how to buy
Bitcoins anonymously at a Bitcoin ATM.
If you want to buy more, consider determining a buy strategy like e.g.
Dollar Cost Averaging Into Bitcoin;
buying on a regular interval, regardless of the Bitcoin price.
Don't use an exchange to buy Bitcoin
An exchange is an online platform where you can buy and sell bitcoins
and altcoins (any cryptocurrencies other than Bitcoin) for cash.
You can store your bought cryptocurrencies on the exchange. Examples
of some exchanges are
Operate under the assumption that any funds held on exchanges can be
lost without notice. Account seizures, hacks, insolvency, government
action, and exit scams have all happened before and will happen
Not your keys, not your coins.
Not your node, not your rules.
There are lots of reasons not to use an exchange:
If you have Bitcoins on an exchange, it is highly recommended to
send them to your own Bitcoin wallet.