Bitcoin, the currency that is changing the world.

Bitcoin is a currency like the euro or the US dollar, used to exchange goods and services. However, unlike other currencies, Bitcoin is an electronic currency that presents novel features and notable for its efficiency, safety and ease of exchange. Their biggest difference compared to other currencies, is a decentralized currency, so anyone possession. Bitcoin has no central issuer as dollars or euros, the cryptocurrency is produced by individuals and companies around the world devoting considerable resources to mining. Here you can win bitcoin

How does Bitcoin work?

From a user perspective, Bitcoin is nothing more than a mobile app or computer program that provides a personal Bitcoin wallet and allows a user to send and receive bitcoins with them. This is how Bitcoin works for most users.

Behind the scenes, the Bitcoin network is sharing a public ledger called the "block chain". This ledger contains every transaction ever processed, allowing a user's computer to verify the validity of each transaction. The authenticity of each transaction is protected by digital signatures corresponding to the sending addresses, allowing all users to have full control over sending bitcoins from their own Bitcoin addresses. In addition, anyone can process transactions using the computing power of specialized hardware and earn a reward in bitcoins for this service. This is often called "mining". To learn more about Bitcoin, you can consult the dedicated page and the original paper.

Is Bitcoin really used by people?

Yes. There is a growing number of businesses and individuals using Bitcoin. This includes brick and mortar businesses like restaurants, apartments, law firms, and popular online services such as Namecheap, WordPress, and Reddit. While Bitcoin remains a relatively new phenomenon, it is growing fast. At the end of August 2013, the value of all bitcoins in circulation exceeded US$ 1.5 billion with millions of dollars worth of bitcoins exchanged daily.


How to get my wallet bitcoin?

you can get your wallet entering this address Coinbase.com

A little history
August 18, 2008

Bitcoin.org is registered

Bitcoin.org is born! The domain was registered at anonymousspeech.com, a site that allows users to anonymously register domain names and currently accepts Bitcoins.
History of Bitcoin

The world's first decentralized currency.
Satoshi Nakamoto... the legend

According to legend, Satoshi Nakamoto began working on the Bitcoin concept in 2007. While he is on record as living in Japan, it is speculated that Nakamoto may be a collective pseudonym for more than one person.
August 15, 2008

An interesting patent application...

Neal Kin, Vladimir Oksman, and Charles Bry file an application for an encryption patent application. All three individuals deny a connection to Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged originator of the Bitcoin concept.
August 18, 2008 Bitcoin.org is registered

Bitcoin.org is born! The domain was registered at anonymousspeech.com, a site that allows users to anonymously register domain names and currently accepts Bitcoins.
October 31, 2008

The white paper is published

Nakamoto publishes a design paper through a metzdowd.com cryptography mailing list that describes the Bitcoin currency and solves the problem of double spending so as to prevent the currency from being copied.
November 9, 2008

The Bitcoin Project hits SourceForge

The Bitcoin project is registered on SourceForge.net, a community collaboration website focused on the development and distribution of open source software.
January 3, 2009

The Genesis Block is mined

Block 0, the genesis block, is established at 18:15:05 GMT.
January 9, 2009

Version 0.1 is released

Version 0.1 of Bitcoin is released. Compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio for Windows, it lacks a command line interface and is so complete that it furthers speculation that it was developed by more than one person (or by an academic with little programming experience and a great deal of theoretical know-how). It includes a Bitcoin generation system that would create a total of 21 million Bitcoins through the year 2040.
January 12, 2009

The first Bitcoin transaction

The first transaction of Bitcoin currency, in block 170, takes place between Satoshi and Hal Finney, a developer and cryptographic activist.