My Brief Guide to Getting Started with Bitcoin

I’ve gotten a fair number of questions from friends and strangers like  you about how to explore, understand, and use bitcoin properly. Rather than send you the same email and retread old ground, I’ve decided to make my recommendations available publicly here. I hope this helps you in your search!

Here are a few other resources you’ll find helpful for educating yourself about bitcoin in general, tiered in terms of depth of coverage of the material:

This is a nice short talk on why Bitcoin matters:

If you want to learn how to send a bitcoin payment, check out is a good way to buy bitcoin. The BitPay wallet is an easy to use but highly-secure app for storing and sending bitcoin. 

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James Walpole

James Walpole is a writer, startup marketer, and perpetual apprentice. You're reading his blog right now, and he really appreciates it. Don't let it go to his head, though.

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