Bitcoin is the most commonly known cryptocurrency. It’s a decentralized digital currency that is secure and private and can be used in transactions worldwide. It carries with it a number of pros and cons and is currently rather volatile.

In this section we discuss everything Bitcoin including how it works, what it’s worth, how you can “mine Bitcoin”, and more.


Kraken

Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchanged based in San Fransisco on which you can use fiat currency and trade many types of cryptocurrency.


Coinbase

Coinbase is one of the more popular and user friendly choices for investors who want to buy/sell Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum.


How to Invest in Bitcoin

To invest in Bitcoin you can 1. get a Bitcoin wallet, join a Bitcoin exchange, and buy Bitcoin, or 2. buy into the GBTC Bitcoin trust on the stock market.


Bitcoin Value

The value of Bitcoin has fluctuated between ten cents and a thousand dollars. Get the facts on the history of Bitcoin’s value.


Where Do Bitcoins Come From?

New Bitcoins are created through a process known as bitcoin mining. There will never be more than 21 million bitcoins created.


What is a Blockchain?

A blockchain is a public ledger of all Bitcoin transactions. When new transactions are made, “blocks” of transactions are added to the sequential blockchain.


Bitcoin Explained

A bitcoin is an encrypted, pseudo-anonymous, open source, decentralized, digital currency, capable of adaptive scaling, that uses a proof-of-work system.


How Does Bitcoin Work?

Bitcoin works by using encryption to transfer bitcoins between bitcoin wallets. Confirmed transactions are recorded on a public ledger (block chain).


Is Bitcoin Anonymous?

Cryptocurrency isn’t anonymous, but it is secure. Essentially coin owners use a public key tied to a private key to secure transactions. This means the public key can hypothetically be used to glean information about a real-world identity.


The Basics of Bitcoin Mining

Bitcoin mining is a way of describing the process of confirming transactions to the block chain. This process creates new bitcoins.