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Guides

Guides

Lost in the jargon? Our bitcoin guides help you get up to speed with the latest terminology and basics to get you going in fast paced and ever-changing industry.

What Is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin means different things to different people. But what is Bitcoin, in the most basic sense?

What Is a Blockchain?

Bitcoin depends on a distributed ledger system known as the blockchain.

What Makes Bitcoin Valuable?

Fundamentally, bitcoins derive their value just as anything else does: because people want them.

What Are Bitcoin Wallets?

Here are the best ways to store bitcoin securely in bitcoin wallets.

How to Keep Bitcoins Safe

After investing time and resources into the digital asset, can you be sure they are locked safely away for when you want to use them?

What Is an Altcoin?

Aside from bitcoin, there are hundreds of other digital currencies out there. These are known as “altcoins,” or alternatives to bitcoin.

Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

Bitcoin is actually pseudonymous. Here's what that means (and a few ways you can make your bitcoin transaction history a bit more private).

Is Bitcoin a Good Investment?

A good rule to follow is never to invest more than what you would be willing to lose.

What is Bitcoin Mining?

Bitcoin mining is the process of validating transactions by including them in the blocks that form the Bitcoin blockchain.

How to Get Bitcoins

Whether you are buying, mining or earning bitcoins, there are plenty of options for getting your first few satoshis.

Is Bitcoin Legal?

Is bitcoin "against the law"? And is it "legal tender"?

Bitcoin and Taxes

While nobody is promising that it will be fun, accurately recording and reporting Bitcoin income is important.

What Is an ICO?

An Initial Coin Offering is a fundraising mechanism in which new projects sell their underlying crypto tokens in exchange for bitcoin and ether.

Who Created Ethereum?

What is Ripple?

Technically speaking, is Ripple a cryptocurrency in the mold of Bitcoin? The short answer is probably “no,” but that doesn’t stop it from often being lumped into that same category.

What Is Ether?

Can Bitcoin Scale?

Does the block size limit need to increase? Or are second-layer solutions more promising?

Who Created Bitcoin?

We don't really know who the mysterious inventor of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, actually is.

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