How can I get Bitcoins?

There are three main ways to obtain Bitcoins.

  1. You can get paid in Bitcoins for selling goods or services.  Prior to accepting and storing your Bitcoins you will need to setup a Bitcoin wallet.  Your Bitcoin wallet will have a public address (known as a public key) to share with the person paying you in Bitcoins.
  2. You can purchase Bitcoins from someone in person, a Digital Currency Exchange (DCE) or from Bitcoin ATM(s).
  3. Lastly you can mine Bitcoins using specialized computer equipment and programs.  However mining Bitcoins profitably is usually cost prohibitive due to the initial cost of getting started.