About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is an experimental, decentralized digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network.

A beginner's guide to bitcoin

Bitcoin is a digital currency that is being used increasingly all over the world. Find out more about how it works and how you can use it with Coindesk straightforward guides.

What is Bitcoin?

It is a decentralized digital currency

Why use Bitcoin?

It's fast, cheap to use and secure

How can I buy Bitcoin?

From an exchange or an individual 

How to store your Bitcoins?

Use a digital or paper wallet

What can you buy with bitcoins?

Spend your bitcoins

How do bitcoin transactions work?

Bitcoin addresses and private keys

How bitcoin mining works?

By conforming transactions

How to setup a bitcoin miner?

Generate bitcoins yourself

Who is Satoshi Nakamoto?

The founder of Bitcoin

Bitcoin glossary  

Explanation of all bitcoin terms