Bitcoin Wiki

Getting Started - for Users

Setting up a Wallet

Setting up a wallet on your PC or Mac

Setting up a wallet on your Android or Tablet

Setting up a wallet on iPhone or iPad

Setting up a Wallet on your Legacy Mobile Phone Coinapult

Buying and Selling Coins


Currently, the fastest way to buy bitcoins is to do it in person, in cash. To accomplish this, go through localbitcoins, attend one of our meetups or try the Philadelphia trading post Facebook group


There are numerous online exchanges, ranked below by ease of use.

  • Coinbase connects directly to your bank account (takes less than a week to verify), debiting and crediting your account when you buy or sell.

  • Bitstamp accepts payment through a money order, which you make from your bank and takes ????.

Getting Started - for Merchants

Transaction Processors

  • Bitpay

  • Coinbase

Accepting Bitcoins

  • Printed QR Code

    Pros: Simple, nearly free, fast
    Cons: No confirmation capability, must determine conversion at point of sale, cant differentiate between different products, accounting is challenging

  • iPad or Tablet

    Using Websites
    Pros: Will convert USD to BTC for you at time of sale, can have a different target for each product, improved accounting
    Using apps app
    Cheap Android Tablets
    VIA V7 7 WM8880 Cortex-A9 Android Tablet ($59)


Cold Storage

  • What is Cold Storage?

  • Paper Wallet Tutorial

  • Cold Storage with Linux, Bitcoin-Qt, and TrueCrypt

  • Privacy

Bitcoin Businesses

  • Locating Brick & Mortar Businesses
    Bitcoin Travel
    Other Maps
  • Philadelphia
  • NYC
  • Online

Investment and Day Trading

Charts and Analysis


  • The Bitstar Portfolio (Blending Bitcoin with Harry Brownes Permanent Portfolio)

Mining Resources

  • Altcoin Mining
    CryptoSwitcher: Chooses Optimal Crypto-currency to mine at all times
  • Communities

Altcoin Resources

Other Bitcoin Resources