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The Portsmouth Bitcoin Foundry

Bitcoin

This is where it all starts, the base layer of the future of money.

What is Bitcoin?

Easy to follow explainer video

Storage:

Desktop, Mobile and Cold Storage Solutions

Desktop

For your PC or Laptop

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Bitcoin Core

This is the original and primary Bitcoin wallet released and maintained by the core development team.

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Electrum

Electrum offers one of the best desktop storage solutions, packed with extra features.

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Exodus

With multiple features including a built in exchange option, Exodus has proven very popular.


Mobile

For your mobile or tablet

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Mycelium

A personal fave, packed with features, great for new and advanced users alike.

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Exodus

Mobile version of the desktop wallet, meaning you can have the same wallet, on the same software, across devices.

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Bread

One of the original and one of the best, and available on Ios and Android.


Hardware Wallet

Dedicated cold storage devices

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Open Dime

Clever design, described by many as more akin to a digital bearer bond.

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BitFi

Unique design, instead of storing private keys it generates them on the fly, then deletes, based on secret information.

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Trezor

One of the most popular hardware wallets, with years of experience and a great reputation.


Other Options

Nodes & Cold Storage options

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Nodes

Technically, the same as running core or another implementation on your PC or laptop, but much cheaper.

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Paper Wallets

Paper wallets and their laser etched equivilent (created by BitStashers) are another way to store your coin long term, just be sure that it's encrypted!

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Seed Words

Seed words are presented to you when you create a wallet and are an essential way to secure a back up of your keys. Protect them!


Warning

Finally, let's finish with a warning. A key mantra in the Bitcoin community is this; "Not your keys, not your coins". If you don't control your private keys, you must ask permission to spend your money. Don't risk it.

It really isn't worth the risk of leaving them in someone elses hands.

With that said, below are a handful of places you can buy Bitcoin, but don't make the mistake of using them to store it!

Where to buy Bitcoin:

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Contact:

If you've got a question, why not get in touch?

Email:

MattB@portsmouthbitcoinfoundry.co.uk