Get Started with Bitcoin

Want to get started with Bitcoin?

Lucky for you, Bitcoin Worldwide is the perfect place to start your venture down the Bitcoin rabbit hole.

We make getting into Bitcoin easy and clear.

1. Learn About Bitcoin

Before you buy bitcoin or get a wallet, check out resources that offer background on how Bitcoin works and its importance.

  • Bitcoin.org – A great place to learn generally about how Bitcoin works and how you can use it to benefit you.

2. Get a Bitcoin Wallet

Once you have a better idea on why you want to use Bitcoin, it will be easier to pick out a wallet.

This is because different wallets are good for different use cases.

Our wallet guide will help you find the right wallet for you. For a quick version, here are some wallets we recommend:

  • Ledger Nano S – A hardware wallet, meaning your bitcoins are stored securely offline.
  • breadwallet – An easy to use Bitcoin wallet for both iOS and Android.
  • Electrum – A simple Bitcoin wallet for all desktop platforms.
  • GreenAddress – A Bitcoin web wallet, meaning you can use it across multiple devices and access it from any web browser.

3. How to Buy Bitcoins

Now that you have a wallet and understand a bit how to use Bitcoin, you can try buying some!

You can use following exchanges to buy:

  • CoinbaseA good option to buy bitcoins with a credit card in the USA, Europe, Canada, and Singapore.
  • CoinMamaYou can use CoinMama to buy bitcoin with a credit card or debit card from nearly any country.
  • LocalBitcoinsLocalBitcoins makes it easy to find people near you who are selling bitcoins. Once you find a seller you can agree on a payment method and make the exchange.

If none of the exchanges above seem like a good fit, you can check our sister site Buy Bitcoin Worldwide to find more exchanges.

 




13 Comments


  1. Hey Jordan,

    I have a question about exchanging bitcoins for Etherum classic. Let’s say i buy bitcoins using coinbase and use changelly to convert some to Etherum classic. Where do i store those coins? Can i transfer them to my personal wallet from changelly? How does it work ?

    Thanks!


    1. Hey, you’ll need an Ethereum Classic wallet. You’d get an address from the wallet and then paste that into Changelly when it asks you for an ETC address. Then the coins will be sent to your wallet. Hope that makes sense.


  2. Hi Jordan,
    I am skeptical of websites such as yours with no address, phone, etc. Where do you ship from and if I order a Ledger storage device can you ship immediately?
    Thanks, Dan


  3. Hi Jordan,

    Could you give us your rational for not storing bitcoin on coinbase wallet for long periods of time ?.
    FYI , I am new to bitcoin.

    Thanks , appreciate your overall efforts here 🙂


    1. No problem. Hope the sites help!

      Look up on google previous hacks like Bitfinex or Mt Gox. In both cases the exchange was responsible for loss of funds, but distributed losses against customers. If Coinbase were to get hacked, you’re likely to lose money also. Better to take responsibility and put your coins into a hardware wallet or paper wallet.


  4. Hi Jordan,

    Thanks for your reply. That means I need to have my own wallet to store the bitcoins. Please suggest me the good wallet with proper security.

    Thanks,
    Srini.


  5. Hi Jordan,

    I would like to buy a bitcoin in coinbase. Do I need any wallet to buy the bitcoin?

    Please help me.

    Thanks,
    Srini.


    1. Hi Srinivas,

      Coinbase has a built in wallet that the coins will be delivered to after to you buy.

      While this works, please only use this as a short term solution. NEVER store bitcoins on Coinbase for long periods of time.


  6. Hi Jordan. I am interested in minning bitcoin,and will try to ask to ask for a fund for it. So if i get the anter S9,let’s say like 2 of them,with power supply,will i be needing the wallet and the software too?
    I’ve read about it on your website,would apreciate some help
    Thank you


    1. Hi Alex, yes you’ll need mining software which can simply be downloaded. To store your bitcoins, the type of wallet you’ll want depends on if you need secure storage or no. If you need only basic storage, go for breadwallet (iOS), Mycelium (Android), or Electrum (desktop). For secure storage, go with a hardware wallet. I’d recommend the TREZOR.


  7. What about where to buy eth,

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