Buying Bitcoin can be a confusing and cumbersome experience to many and we're here to make it as simple as possible.
Your experience will differ greatly based on where you find yourself in the world. You can use the Bitrawr search to find your country and locate the safest and most reputable Bitcoin exchanges.
Have you heard the expression "Not your keys, not your Bitcoin"? This rallying cry popularized by Bitcoin author and advocate Andreas Antonopoulos, is a quick lesson in Bitcoin security. The phrase essentially translates to mean that if you store your Bitcoin on an exchange or with any third-party custodian, you have no guarantee over the ownership of your coins.
Storing your coins safely and securely is an important first step to using Bitcoin. To store your Bitcoins, you will need a wallet, which will act as your personal bank account, allowing you to send, receive, and access your coins.
Perhaps you’ve heard that Bitcoins are mined and that the people who do this are referred to as miners. Miners are actually confirming and adding Bitcoin transactions to the Bitcoin ledger of transactions and getting rewarded for it! Get starting with everything you need to know about bitcoin mining in the video below and our Mining page.