Getting Started: The Basics
You need to walk before you learn how to run. If you don’t know anything about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, virtual currencies, or whatever you’ve heard it called, you need to start here. In this section we’ll explain the basics of what a bitcoin even is, how to purchase them and the basics of the technology behind it.
Storing Your Coins
Now that you know what cryptocurrencies are and you’re preparing to make your first purchase, you need to know how to properly store them so that your investment is secure and you can easily send / receive them when you choose to do so.
Bitcoin is great and is certainly the most popular cryptocurrency there is, but there’s a whole world of other coins and virtual currencies that serve different purposes and improve upon the original bitcoin concept. If you’re interested in really getting involved in cryptocurrency and trading, you will need to become accustomed to the alternative coins, or “altcoins”, that are available.
Now you’re ready to experience one of the more exciting sides of cryptocurrencies – trading it! Trading virtual currencies is almost identical to the traditional stock market or forex trading, with one major difference – it’s volatility. That is both a blessing and a curse, so make sure you are knowledgeable before you start trading.