How do I get bitcoin?

Bitcoin is like any other currency or goods, you can buy them or trade products or services for them.

You can receive bitcoin by
  • Offering a product or service in exchange for bitcoin
  • trading bitcoin for fiat currencies like USD, EURO, AUD 
To start accepting bitcoin you can simply download a wallet program.
Create a new bitcoin address with the software called a public key.

Post that public key wherever you offer your product or service.

There are also many merchant services that you can integrate into most shopping cart software which you might be using. i.e.

http://bitpay.com
http://coinbase.com
http://circle.com


Buying bitcoins.

To buy bitcoins from your local flat currency please see this fantastic list of exchanges.
http://howtobuybitcoins.info

 

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