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Bitcoin Beginner's Guide: Learn how to get started quickly and safely
 
 

Bitcoin Beginner's Guide: Learn how to get started quickly and safely [Kindle Edition]

Trace Mayer J.D. , Bill Rounds Esq.

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Product Description

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What is Bitcoin? Why are they worth money? Where do you get them? How can you use them, safely?

Bitcoin is a complicated subject. If you are investigating Bitcoin and trying to learn about it then this guide is for you.

In this guide you will learn how to greatly shorten your learning curve when using Bitcoin and reputable Bitcoin services to safely transact and hopefully avoid many of the problems early adopters of this new technology encountered.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

• About the Author
• Introduction
• Summary of Recommended Services
Learn who the trusted Bitcoin service providers are from web hosting or VPNs to exchanges and wallets.
• Five Steps to make a Bitcoin transaction in under 30 minutes
An illustrated step-by-step procedure to making your first Bitcoin transaction.
• How To Safely and Securely Store Bitcoins
Learn about the different ways to secure bitcoins with the advantages and disadvantages of each.
• Offline Storage - Penultimate Security
• How To Safely Acquire Bitcoins
Learn what services there are and the trade-offs between each in terms of (1) time/convenience, (2) fees and (3) privacy.
• How to Sell and Spend Bitcoins
From roasted almonds to honey or web hosting or VPNs (never trust a VPN that does not accept bitcoins!) you can buy all types of goods and services with bitcoins.
Learn about a store with thousands of products and prices often cheaper than Amazon.
• How to Speculate or Invest in Bitcoin and Bitcoin Businesses
Learn how to invest in the Bitcoin stock, futures and options markets.
Learn how to replace affiliate programs and advertising networks, like Google Adsense, with those that use bitcoin for both spending and earnings.
Learn how to sell digital products for direct download for bitcoins.
• Conclusion
• Bitcoin Related Videos
Get links to some of the best explanatory Bitcoin videos.

Bitcoin is a large and complicated subject with plenty of information available. This guide distills the most important information for the new Bitcoin user to safely and securely buy and use bitcoins as fast as possible. The illustrated step-by-step procedure will give you confidence to experiment with this new technology. After completing the guide you will be much better prepared to use the Bitcoin market safely and securely.
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3620 KB
  • Print Length: 36 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Premier Ark LLC (20 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AIMUVRC
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a Good Choice for Beginners 5 Mar 2013
By W. P. Mann - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I chose this as my first guide on bitcoin. While the authors clearly know the subject well, this is definitely not a beginner's guide. I had two main problems with it: clarity, and assumed knowledge.

CLARITY - This guide comes across as the author's initial notes on the subject, rather than a finished product. There is no flow to the writing and in at least one place there is content that belongs in a different section that just appears in the middle of an explanation of a completely different subject.

ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE - It felt as though the authors were trying to explain everything about bitcoin in as compact and succinct a manner as possible, but in doing so, they left out much that a beginner needs to know. Perhaps it is my lack of knowledge about the subject, or the clarity issue cited above, but I spent much of my time reading this guide bewildered by comments like "make sure that a sufficient number of confirmations, perhaps 1-6, happen with the transaction." This would probably make perfect sense to someone who is already knowledgeable about bitcoin, but for a beginner like me, it did not.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Assumes prior knowledge 14 Mar 2013
By noorm - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very choppy. This is not a good introductory book. It does provide a lot of references that may be useful, but it does not do a good job of explaining how bitcoins work.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow and understand book for the newbies out there! 24 Feb 2013
By Jane C - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am new to the idea of Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Phenomenon. The definition of Bitcoin is basically to say it's a digital currency that doesn't require any of the typical authority of the usual central issuers. Which basically says that it's a new way to pay for some of the online goods and services that a person would pay real money from their bank accounts. Not saying that Bitcoin isn't `real' but to the new person (like myself) just trying to learn about this new currency, it's a newer concept of payment and personal wealth that lies in a virtual state. Not something that is tangible, like typical coins that jingle in your pocket.
The idea of Bitcoin has some simple steps to follow: Become a Bitcoin user, utilize your email address to employ the use of a virtual wallet, get a public key and private key and an address directly affiliated with Bitcoin to `collect' the Bitcoins like physical money. You then `save' those Bitcoins and are able to spend them with the merchants online who would accept them as form of payment.
This book, Bitcoin Beginner's Guide: Learn how to get started quickly and safely spells out all of the steps needed to understand the concepts involved, get started and utilize the power of this up and coming currency on the world market. I'm looking forward to learning more and more and gleening as much information as I can from this guide book. I recommend for the new user of Bitcoin and people who are interested in this avant garde way of using money.
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad. 9 Dec 2013
By Koert Voorhees - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Poorly written, poorly organized. Poorly written, poorly organized. Poorly written, poorly organized. Not useful for anyone. But a little more time spent on it might help.
2.0 out of 5 stars Are You Kidding Me? 12 April 2013
By M Scheuring - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Well that's $2.99 I'll never get back. If you have spent 30 minutes at bitcointalk.org don't waste your money on this. You will get more thorough, detailed info there on all the book topics. And you won't lose 2.99.
The table of contents listed on Amazon is about as long as the book. To say its a book is like saying my ski boat is a ship. This is more like a 10 page double spaced report.
Enough slamming. It does a good job of listing the more reputable and secure bitcoin vendors. It also has a short but clear section on how a wallet works and to make a safe one. The writing is for non-techies too. So that's good given most beginners (like me) are not programers.
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