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Crypto Finder™ – Beyond bitcoin: A guide to cryptocurrency
Ever since the official release of bitcoin in January 2009, cryptocurrencies have been making waves. This guide explains how they work, how to use them and why they're so important.
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You might have heard about Bitcoin, but there’s so much more to cryptocurrency than that. Our guides make learning about cryptocurrency easy – allowing you to buy, trade and store your cryptocurrency in as much time as it takes to set up a new bank account.
Get started with our A-Z of cryptocurrencies to learn more, or head straight to our exchanges guide to purchase and trade your favorites. Plus, don’t forget to check out our wallets guide to learn how to keep your crypto safe.
Where to buy and sell cryptocurrency in Ireland
Find ways to keep your cryptocurrency safe
Cryptocurrency quick start
What do you want to know?
- Buy BitcoinFind out where and how you can exchange bitcoin
- Sell BitcoinLearn how to sell Bitcoin
- Buy and sell Bitcoin and other cryptocurrenciesFind how and where you can exchange crypto in Ireland
- Buy Bitcoin with cashUse your EUR to buy Bitcoin
- Buy Bitcoin with PayPalUse PayPal to buy Bitcoin
- Buy Bitcoin with credit cardUse your credit card to buy Bitcoin
- Store cryptocurrencySafely store your cryptocurrency in a wallet
- Find the best cryptocurrency walletFind out which wallet suits your needs
- Trade cryptocurrencyUse advanced crypto trading platforms
- Mine BitcoinGet the 101 on Bitcoin mining
What exactly is cryptocurrency?
Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens that have a value, just like a €10 note is a physical token that happens to have €10 worth of value. The difference is that digital currencies are purely electronic. Just like a photograph on the Internet can be copied and replicated over and over again until the original is worthless, the same thing could happen to a coin.
In order for a cryptocurrency to have value, a coin needs to be unique and unreplicable. The Bitcoin blockchain was the innovation that made this possible.
How to get started
1. Choose a cryptocurrency
A lot of people start with Bitcoin or Ethereum before exchanging other cryptocurrencies.
Our coin guides cover some of the most commonly traded cryptocurrencies on the market today.
2. Find a cryptocurrency exchange
Find an exchange to buy cryptocurrency.
You’ll usually start by exchanging fiat currency (such as EUR) to your chosen cryptocurrency. After that, you might trade cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency. After that, you might trade cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency.
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