Getting Started with Bitcoin

Getting Started

Bitcoin lets you exchange money in a different way than with ordinary banks. As such, you should take time to inform yourself before using Bitcoin for any serious transactions. Bitcoin should be treated with the same care as your regular wallet, or even more in some cases! Read more
We recommend to use a mobile Bitcoin wallet like Mycelium for smaller day-to-day payments and to print a Bitcoin paper wallet for securely storing your Bitcoin savings. Read more
Be wary of any service designed to store your money on-line. Many exchanges and on-line web-wallets suffered from security breaches in the past and such services generally do not provide enough security to be used to store money like a bank. Accordingly, you might want to use other types of Bitcoin wallets. Otherwise, you should choose such services very carefully. Additionally, using two-factor authentication is recommended. Read more

Merchant Services

Running a business and interested in accepting Bitcoin at your store or venue? Let the Bitcoin Embassy help you select the best point of sale (POS) solution for your business. Our vendor neutral approach and years of Bitcoin experience will guarantee your Bitcoin implementation will be secure and headache free.



Step 1: SCAN

Get started by scanning your wallet’s Bitcoin address at a™ ATM near you. No wallet? No problem! Just read the getting started section above on how to obtain your free Bitcoin wallet.

Step 2: Add Funds

Add funds by inserting bank-notes into the Bitcoin ATM. The ATM will display the current Bitcoin exchange rate and amount of Bitcoin purchased.

Step 3: Receive Bitcoins

Ready? Press the on-screen button to send the Bitcoins you just purchased to your wallet. Congratulations, you now own Bitcoins!

Posted on February 1, 2015 in At the Embassy

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