How do you get started using Bitcoin?

stephenb

I've never used Bitcoin before, but I've been hearing a lot about it recently. I have two questions. One, is it safe to use, or are there a lot of Bitcoin scams? Two, is there a good primer on exactly how the system works?

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jhotz
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Bitcoin has been around for a while now, so the system has had time to develop into a viable "digital currency". Probably the easiest place to get a feel on how to get started is Bitcoin's own site. They have a nice how-it-works page that should give you a decent overview. If you want more a more in-depth look, check out the Bitcoin Wiki.  

jimlynch
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Jhotz had some good information about Bitcoin. You may also want to check out the Bitcoin section on Reddit. There are some interesting posts there. See the Bitcoin resource links in the sidebar on the right too.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/

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