How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

How to Buy Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies: Where to Start

One of the most commonly asked questions when we start discussing cryptocurrency and blockchains with people is:

Well, how do I buy it???

To alleviate one of the most challenging steps of getting into the world of blockchains and cryptocurrencies, we have compiled a guide that overviews your different options for attaining some cryptocurrency, whether it is bitcoin, ethereum, or other altcoins.

Whether you want to use cash, connect a bank account, use PayPal, or something else, there is likely an easy option for you to buy crypto, and our guide will likely have the answer for you.

So, with that said, please take a look at our How to Buy Guide, and start educating yourself on how to get started!

And hey, you may not even have to leave your couch!!!

If you are still unsure about what a blockchain is, what cryptocurrency is, or what the difference between the two is, see our guides below first, and start exploring the incredible realm of the internet that is blockchain technology.

AdEx: Blockchain Token – What is it?

This episode of Blockchain Token – What is it covers AdEx! In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

AdEx is a blockchain based platform that aims to decentralize the online advertising industry. By eliminating third parties, AdEx believes they can use blockchain technology in order to provide a better advertising experience for the consumer and publisher. Watch Disruption Joe as he breaks down the ins and outs of the AdEx project!

Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

Moving the Chain Spotlight #9: Joseph Poon

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

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Joseph Poon is the principal author of the Omise White Paper and also a co-author of Bitcoin’s ‘Lightning Network’ White Paper.

Ark: Blockchain Token – What is it?

In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more. Episode 24 of Blockchain Token covers Ark!

Ark defines themselves as “a platform for consumer adoption.” Their ultimate goal seems to be focused on getting everyday computer users to adopt blockchain technology through regular services they already use. They aim to alleviate inaccessibility to blockchain tech for developers and consumers, and make these services available for developer and consumer wants and needs through the Ark ecosystem.

OmiseGO (OMG): Blockchain Token – What is it?

In Blockchain Token, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

Episode 23 covers the e-wallet development platform, OmiseGO (OMG). It’s an e-wallet and financial platform meant to reduce boundaries between fiat money and digital currencies, making it easy to exchange value in real-time, with lower costs and a high volume. They have a digital wallet development kit and exchange framework that enables financial institutions and payment processors, among others, to easily interchange value and coordinate with one another through the OmiseGO network. Our video explains the project in greater depth.

Blockchain & You – Disruption Joe Ep. 009

In episode 4, we interview Disruption Joe for our “Blockchain and You” series. We ask his past, present, and future takes on blockchain, cryptocurrenies and their impact on his life.

Disruption Joe is a leader in the Chicago blockchain community, attending and organizing countless meetups and events. Check out his Twitter at https://twitter.com/DisruptionJoe.

Stratis: Blockchain Token – What is it?

Episode 22 of Blockchain Token – What is it? we cover Stratis. In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now.  We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.

Stratis is a development platform for organizations and financial services to develop, test, and deploy applications on the blockchain. They differentiate themselves from other development platforms by using a native C# (C-Sharp) coding language that easily integrates into the Microsoft .NET framework and is easier to maintain. They hope to bring companies and businesses “blockchain-as-a-service” in a way that is much simpler than other means of integrating blockchain technology.

Moving the Chain Spotlight #5: Amanda B. Johnson

Moving the Chain Spotlight #5: Amanda B. Johnson

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Moving the Chain is an ongoing series from Blockchain WTF that shines a spotlight on folks who are making an impact in the world of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency.

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Amanda B. Johnson is a leading advocate of Dash, which is a cryptocurrency similar to bitcoin, that offers some additional capabilities. Johnson has become the face of Dash and is frequently featured in their YouTube videos.

What the FAQ is Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum, Litecoin……you’ve heard the names on the radio, read about them in the news, even heard them in passing conversations. But, really, WTF is a cryptocurrency?

In this video, we will explain all the essential notes and components you should understand about cryptocurrency. Because it’s here to stay, we’ll walk you through the ins-and-outs of this digital phenomenon. Be sure to head over to our WTF is Cryptocurrency Guide, also, to make sure you got it all down.