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Bitcoin Resources

I recently had some people ask me for some Bitcoin advise and resources. I compiled a list of some of the items I have used in the past and find the most informative.

 

Learning material:

http://lopp.net/bitcoin.html – Huge source of information regarding bitcoin from Jameson Lopp

https://blog.coinbase.com/what-is-a-bitcoin-fork-cba07fe73ef1 – What is a bitcoin fork?

http://www.thehalvening.com – Time until bitcoin is two times as hard to get, has a good explanation. Known as halvening.

 

Exchanges I use:

https://bittrex.com/ – What I mainly use, haven’t ever had an issue. Based in the US.

https://poloniex.com/ – Support can take months to respond to issues, but based in the US.

https://www.gdax.com/ – Limited to BTC, ETH and LTC, but great for no fee entry using limit orders and ACH transfers. Based in UK, good support, though it can take some time for a response.

 

Wallets:

https://electrum.org/ – The one I store my bitcoin in on my computer, needs to be backed up/exported and stored safely.

https://www.bitaddress.org – great for a simple paper wallet, print the private key off, store it in a safe deposit box/safe. Multiple copies at least 60 miles apart for geographic redundancy. Good to have a tutorial with it so loved ones can access it in case of death etc. (Don’t tell your wife about crypto assets, they can be taken in divorce!)

https://www.ledgerwallet.com/products/ledger-nano-s – Hardware wallet, kinda neat, water proof, open source. Still have to backup private keys to a piece of paper or somewhere safe.

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