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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.


Is Bitcoin Going to $5k Again?

Bitcoin just barely hit $5k on some exchanges back on Sept. 1st before dropping to nearly $3k. Here in early Oct it is nearing $5k again. Will it get there?


How to Get Bitcoins

To get Bitcoins you’ll need a Bitcoin wallet and a place to buy Bitcoins. One all-in-one solution is Coinbase, but there are many options to choose from.




ShapeShift

One can use Shapeshift to change one type of cryptocurrency to another, making it a good choice for one who wants to obtain altcoins.


Kraken

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



How to Invest in Bitcoin

To invest in Bitcoin, use an exchange like Coinbase, a service like PayPal, Cash App, or Robinhood, or buy a stock that holds Bitcoin like GBTC.