Getting started with Bitcoin

Catal

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I want to do a bitcoin giveaway in this thread, to give newcomers incentive to learn how bitcoin transactions are conducted. It is only 0.01 bitcoins per person, and you don't have to participate. I would like to make it a little weird though, so please read the following conditions carefully. I reserve the right to change the rules, and this post, where I see fit.

If you have 50+ posts on MyBB, and you post your bitcoin wallet address in this thread, and your post is directly followed by a post (from another member) which also includes a bitcoin wallet address, then I will send you 10 mBTC to your bitcoin wallet.

I will do this, at my leisure, for the first 50 members who fulfil the above conditions before 1 June 2013. Only one wallet per member, you may post your wallet only once. Remember, if you post your wallet address, and the next thread post does not include a wallet address, then it does not count.

If you post your wallet address and directly post again after that with a wallet address, then it does not count. The wallet address may appear as part of a post. You only get one try, if someone else does not post their wallet directly after you, then you lose.


Below are a couple of helpful pages to get you started with setting up a wallet. It's really easy. The most difficult aspect is the observance of proper security hygiene. Use 2-factor authentication where possible, use a complex unique password for each site/wallet (I recommend LastPass), and turn on all notifications, and don't trust anything unless it comes recommended by the bitcoin community (bitcointalk.org & reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/).

Getting started with Bitcoin
Getting started installing Bitcoin-qt
How to get bitcoins - your Blockchain.info wallet

Enjoy the game.
 

matt_za

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I am going with that its a fad that's already seems to be dying out. Also far to volatile for people to even think about putting more than token amounts in. A hell of a lot of people jumped on the bandwagon and lost money as it was pushed up to $280 i think it was and now its trading around $130 if i am not mistaken. Plus unregulated = manipulation is far easier. Wont see a cent of my money until volatility comes down and it gets regulated which it will only do if it becomes a "major" currency which it will never do since majority of people will flock to gold instead of Bitcoin for inflation hedge or if a major currency falls apart.

Have a feeling people gonna hate on me for the above
 

Splinter

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I just read in the latest FHM that bit coins are the currency for the "deep web"? A place that has some very dubious sites, topics and services offered?
 

TYR

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Ok, Neverwhere ... let me secure that for you ...
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Catal

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Some users have been asking me where to buy bitcoins locally, so I'd like to mention that the easiest way is by using https://bitx.co.za/ with a local EFT payment. If you do an instant EFT you could get the bitcoins in the same day after bitx.co.za has processed the transaction, it then takes about 1 hour to get 3 confirms.

However, with a blockchain.info wallet you can immediately send the bitcoins to another wallet, and do not have to wait for the 3 confirmations. There are however sites like btc-e.com that require all 3 confirmations before you can use the bitcoins.

It's difficult to get bitcoins otherwise, at least consistently.

Don't worry TYR, I have already sent your bitcoins, seeing that I broke the wallet post chain. I just needed to get this post on the front page.
 

Crowley

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Ok, Neverwhere ... let me secure that for you ...
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I haven't bought any coins yet but my PC at home sits and tirelessly churns them out day after day. Will wait for the next big spike before I sell them. I see they are on 96.888 $/฿ at the moment.
 

gresham

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I have just started to delve into the bitcoin world and registered an account at coinbase.com I'm hoping to start getting more serious into bitcoin mining once I fully understand the hardware requirements.

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Cheers
 

firepoi

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I have been using bitcoin for about 2 years, its awesome, if you are interested you should also check out namecoin, litecoin and some of the other crypto currencies. Bitcoin is not a fad at all, its been around for a few years and has seen some major growth.
 
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