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For starters, unlike traditional currencies Bitcoin is “decentralized” and peer-to-peer, making it a currency without borders. Bitcoins can’t be frozen and are not tied to any one region or government as traditional currencies often are. Bitcoin is to currency as the Internet is to information. It’s world wide, everyone has equal access, and Bitcoin promotes fair trade. Bitcoin is the first of its kind in that its value comes from the design and usage, not because a government vouches for it.
Bitcoin and its concept are relatively sophisticated in that it harnesses the complex math behind cryptography to make it safe and secure. This complex cryptography is married with Internet technology to form an entirely new way to make exchanges, digital and non-digital alike.
Every transaction is electronically signed and verified by millions of computers across the world, making it safe and secure. Further, each transaction is stored on every computer connected to the Bitcoin network. This global network provides an extremely resilient platform enabling Bitcoin to survive in any environment.
Just like cash, Bitcoins are not subject to expensive and time-consuming chargebacks. Additionally, Bitcoin transactions are processed with lower fees than any other payment processing platform in use around the world today. This results in savings for merchants which translates to lower costs for consumers.
Finally, Bitcoins are created and distributed in a limited number, which protects the currency from deflation.
Bitcoins are kept in a digital wallet either online or on your computer. With bitcoins, like traditional cash, its usually better to be in control of your wallet at all times, so we suggest you download the official Bitcoin client at the bottom of the Bitcoins.com homepage.
Very soon you will be able to get Bitcoins at Bitcoins.com. If you have online banking, getting Bitcoins is easy. Simply signup for an account and we will email you when the service is complete.
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To use Bitcoin, you need a Bitcoin client.