Get Bitcoin


HOW TO GET YOUR BITCOIN

Apps


Cash App

$Usd

Swan

$Usd

Amber

$Aud

Shakepay

$Cad


Tips

- You can buy a fraction of a bitcoin. For example, $15 worth of bitcoin.
Standard Exchange Websites

River
$Usd
BullBitcoin
$Cad

Coinfloor
$Gbp

Bitstamp
$Intl

Bitfinex
$Intl

Kraken
$Intl

Gemini
$Intl

BTSE
$Intl


Non-Custodial Exchange Websites


Hodl Hodl
$Intl

Bisq
$Intl

LocalBitcoins
$Intl


Tips

- You can buy a fraction of a bitcoin. For example, $15 worth of bitcoin
Bitcoin ATM

A machine that resembles the look of a traditional ATM. You can use the machine to purchase bitcoin using cash (and in some cases sell for cash). Bitcoin ATMs have a very high fee and may require some sort of ID check.


Two Types of BTMs

1. One-way, meaning you can only buy bitcoin by inserting cash.
2. Two-way, meaning you can both buy bitcoin with cash and sell bitcoin for cash.

Find a Bitcoin ATM


Tips

- Travel with someone.

- Pre-setup a wallet on a phone. Copy the back-up off the phone (usually a seed phrase).
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Bitcoin Services

Basic function of a bitcoin service is to buy and/ or sell bitcoin. Most services require KYC meaning you need to submit identification documents to become verified.


Tips

- You can buy a fraction of a bitcoin.

- Exchanges/ buying apps are not wallets. Withdraw bitcoin to your personal wallet when you're ready.

- Do not purchase more than you can afford to lose.

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Become A Bitcoin Merchant

Accept bitcoin for goods and services.
Simple Method: Static Bitcoin Address

1. Simply provide a bitcoin address generated from your wallet. Users can send bitcoin to the address.

Example:
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2. Provide a bitcoin address in QR-code format. The receiver can use a barcode scanner like on a smartphone to scan it to auto-fill in the bitcoin address and/or amount requested.

Example:


Tips

- Not recommended for professional or business use.
3rd Party Payment Processors


OpenNode

Coingate

Shopify

CoinPayments

GoCoin

GoUrl

Tips

- Disable all altcoin payment options. They are unprofessional and confusing.
Host Your Own Server


BTCPay
BTCPay Video Guides
BTCPay Guides

Tips

- If you are not tech savvy consider hiring a developer to setup BTCPay.

Stacking Sats

Shop at supported stores and get free bitcoin cashback using these services! Many mainstream brands are supported!


Lolli

Shop online. 500+ top brands supported

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Shop online & physical stores

Pei

Shop online & physical stores

Shop with Debit Card, Receive Bitcoin Reward Back

Shop using this debit card and you will receive bitcoin for free, just how your credit card rewards you with points or cash.


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Sell Stuff for Bitcoin

Basically barter: try to trade things for bitcoin. Sell things for bitcoin to your family, friends or on local advertisement websites like craigslist.

For example, craigslist has a "cryptocurrency is okay" checkbox for an accepted payment method.

Tips

- Check your wallet to make sure you received the bitcoin.

- Wait for at least 1 confirmation before deeming the transaction complete for medium to large sales.

- Make sure you have a wallet pre-setup to receive the bitcoin.
Mining

Bitcoin can be mined using CPUs, video cards and ASICs. But to even have a chance of being profitable you need to use specialized hardware called ASICs. Mining is act of processing Bitcoin transactions - in return miners can receive bitcoin.

Miners usually combine their mining power in something called mining pools and share the bitcoin reward with others in the pool.

Most people will not participate in mining.
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Tips

- Do not expect profits unless you heavily invest in mining.

- If you are serious, do lots of planning, calculations, factor in electricity, maintenance, difficulty increases, price volatility, miner delivery times, etc.
3 Ways To Get Paid in Bitcoin

- Your employer gives you an option to be paid out in bitcoin (in this case it is probably a bitcoin related or forward thinking company)

- You do freelance work for bitcoin

- You utilize a 3rd party company to automatically convert a % of your payroll into bitcoin. such as Bitwage

Tips

- Be warned, Bitcoin in it's current state is very volatile.
Trading

Trading is an attempt to gain more bitcoin or fiat through the buying and selling of bitcoin during volatile swings.


Standard Exchange Websites

Please see section "BUY BITCOIN"


Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt (has Bitcoin settled)
CME
TD Ameritrade
Kraken
BitMEX


Bitcoin Investment Vehicles

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust $Usd
The Bitcoin Fund 3iQ $Cad
Bitcoin IRA $Usd


Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)

Coming later...?


Tips

- Avoid day trading if you aren't a professional.

- Avoid storing bitcoin on an exchange for extended periods.

“We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error.”
Tyler Winklevoss - Investor and of Facebook fame

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