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How to Get Bitcoins

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There are several ways you can get Bitcoins. The first one is mining them yourself. Mining Bitcoins means solving complicated maths problems that cost more money in electricity than they’re worth. Mining for coins becomes progressively harder over time to the point that it may take 1000 years for a single coin to be mined. Another method of getting bitcoins is through bitcoin mining pools. The bitcoins you get through mining pools are proportional to the amount of work your hardware contributed to solving a block. One other way is by hosting bitcoin websites. A Bitcoin Up website gives visitors free bitcoins in exchange for viewing ads on the site. This is known as ‘clicking ads’ or PTC (Paid to Click). You can get paid every time someone clicks on the ad. These are a few of the common ways to get bitcoins, but if you want more information on any of these topics continue reading.

How to Mine Bitcoins

Mining for coins is meant to be difficult so that no one can take over 51% of the network and alter transactions. You can cloud mine bitcoins which means you don’t need expensive hardware to get started, but your rewards will be proportionate to what you put in (how powerful your rig is). If you want to start mining for Bitcoins this website offers a good starting point:

The first thing you’ll need to do before mining bitcoins

Bitcoin Mining Calculator:

 Enter the hash rate of your device(s) and our calculator will estimate your monthly and annual projected revenue, as well as your expected costs. Your actual costs may be higher or lower depending on your specific hardware and other factors.

Next, you will need to decide if you want to go solo or join a Bitcoin mining pool. If you decide to go solo, just remember that Bitcoin mining is not a get-rich-quick scheme and the difficulty rate is only going up (making your mining efforts harder and less effective).

Bitcoin Mining Pools: 

If you want to go the pool route it’s a better idea to join a smaller one (that has loyal members) because there is less likelihood of them cheating you out of earnings. You can find these pools at Bitcoin Mining Software: There is specific software that you will need to use to mine Bitcoins. Once you have downloaded the correct software for your computer (i.e. Bitminer) and set it up according to the directions/instructions that come with it, start mining coins by double-clicking the ‘Start’ button on your screen or in your dashboard/programs. Here’s a video tutorial on how to quickly get started mining bitcoins using your CPU.

Bitcoin Wallet

A Bitcoin wallet is a software program that stores bitcoins and allows you to access them. There are many different types of Bitcoin wallets, but the most popular ones are desktop wallets, mobile wallets, and web wallets.

Bitcoin wallets can be accessed from any computer or mobile device, anywhere in the world. The advantage of a wallet is that you have access to your bitcoins everywhere you go and don’t depend on someone else to store your Bitcoins in their bank account.

Types of Bitcoin Wallet

There are three main types of wallets that can be used to store bitcoins. These are offline, hardware, and online wallets.

Online Wallets

Online wallets are websites that allow users to store their bitcoins. Since these sites are not stored on physical computers, they usually offer some type of security mechanism, such as 2-factor authentication. The downside to online wallets is that they can be hacked and you can lose your bitcoins, so it’s recommended that you use them to store surplus bitcoins that you wouldn’t mind losing if your account is hacked.

Offline wallets are apps installed on a computer, USB stick, or another device. They can usually only send bitcoins to online wallets and not the other way around.

Offline Wallets

Some offline wallet apps offer a seed (recovery) phrase to make it easier for the user to recover their bitcoins if their computer breaks or the app is deleted.

Most wallets are “lightweight” clients, which means that you don’t need to download the entire blockchain before using them, making them a lot faster and less resource-intensive.

Hardware Wallets

Hardware wallets are physical devices that store your bitcoins offline. They have many different forms but the most popular ones are USB sticks and small metal devices designed to be as portable as possible. There are a number of different brands that sell these wallets.

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