Your Bicoin wallet is much like the wallet you may carry in your back pocket. It is what makes it possible for you to receive Bitcoins from the other users, and likewise, send them out. It is where your Bicoin balance is stored and what gives you ownership of your account. Before you get started in mining, it is important to read what you need to know.
Quick and Easy Startup
- Windows, Mac and Linux operating system users should download the MultiBit app by clicking the link.
- Phone or tablet users can click here for Bitcoin Wallet for Android.
Becoming a Part of the Bitcoin Network
If you are like me and you leave your computer powere on and online even when you are not using it, then running full Bitcoin client is a good idea. By doing this your computer will constantly be working to check and relay transactions and benefit the community. Because the full client is so intensive, it takes a full twenty four hours to synchronize.
Wallets on Your Computer
On your PC, you install software wallets. You are completely responsible for controlling and protecting your wallet. It is a good idea when you are the owner of a software wallet that you regularly do back ups, so you never lose access to your wallet.
Mobile bitcoin wallets
If you plan on bringing Bitcoin along with you to use as currency a Mobile wallet as suitable. This type of wallet make Bitcoin transactions simple on the go. It even makes it possible to walk into a store and use the coins to pay for you purchase. The clerk can easily scan a QR code, or the NFC “tap to pay” method may be used instead.
Web wallets allow you to use Bitcoin anywhere with less effort to protect your wallet. A web wallet will be storing the entire balance of your accumulation Bitcoin balance which is why it is very important take great consideration when choosing one.