Bitcoin Tools and Resources


What is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin is a new currency that was created in 2009 by an unknown person using the alias Satoshi Nakamoto. Transactions are made with no middle men – meaning, no banks! There are no transaction fees and no need to give your real name. More merchants are beginning to accept them: You can buy webhosting services, pizza or even manicures. 



How can I buy Bitcoin?

Bitcoin can be bought on online exchanges or in person.

  • Coinbase - buy using your bank account
  • LocalBitcoins - trade online or locally with individuals.
  • Bitstamp - largest Bitcoin exchange based in Europe



Where do I keep Bitcoins?

You keep Bitcoins in a wallet that can be stored on your computer or hosted online. Don't lose your keys!

  • Blockchain - easy to use web wallet with mobile apps
  • Coinbase - also provides wallet service as well as payment integration for businesses

Where can I spend Bitcoin?

Many online retailers now accept Bitcoin as well as a few local businesses.

  • Overstock - first major retailer to accept Bitcoin
  • DELL - largest company to accept, computer manufacturer
  • Gyft - spend your Bitcoins anywhere with this gift card retailer

News & Resources

  • Coindesk - professional articles with all the latest Bitcoin news

  • Let's Talk Bitcoin - daily podcast talking about the newest Bitcoin projects

  • /r/bitcoin - subreddit with a strong community that provides an informal source of news

  • BitcoinWisdom - Bitcoin price chart with a wide array of tools

  • Dallas Meetup Group - This is a great way to get involved in local projects or start out in Bitcoin. If you're outside of DFW, don't worry, there's a Bitcoin group in nearly every major city. We've had a TV interview and video chats with prominent Bitcoin figures.