- 1 Wallets
- 2 Traders
- 3 Bitcoin charts and statistics
- 4 Virtual Currencies
- 5 How bitcoin mining works:
- 6 Hardware
- 7 What does difficulty mean:
- 8 Mining profit calculator:
- 9 News
- 10 Regulation and crimes
- 11 Meetups and communities
You need a wallet to transfer currency from and to. There are two types of wallet: online and offline. Hosted or self hosted. You can recreate a wallet at any time if you know the following: a wallet id wallet public key a wallet private key (which is an encoded version of your passphrase)
wallets will give you a receiving adres, usually as a string as well as a QR code. Rhis is also the wallet id.
To safely store you wallet you need to print out the passphrase / private key seperately from the public key and then delete the files from your PC.
A consideration when choosing a wallet is if it allows you to chose your own transaction fees or if it forces the fees on you.
Warning: online wallets and exchanges have been known to disappear and run with the money. They are convenient but there is a risk!
Bitcoin Armory doesn't work and requires you to download bitcoin core and the whole blockchain (which is +- 100GB!!!) Stay away from that!
Electrum Wallet works under linux mint and also has a mobile version.
mtgox the big bitcoin trader went bust and took all the money
Bitcoin to Cash
- virtual exchange (you trust them to send you the money)
- Broker (they match up a buyer with a seller - nb your wallet has to be online for the transaction to take place)
- In person (they give you their BTC wallet address and give you money somehow when you press send)
Bitcoin to other virtual currencies
Exodus Offline wallet that converts to all kinds (allthough, is it offline? It has an email recovery!)
Bitcoin to products
Purse converts your BTC and buys products on Amazon for you with it.
Bitcoin charts and statistics
blockchain (Only Bitcoin)
Zerocoin Anonymous currency