What is Bitcoin?

For Individuals

Get Bitcoin

For Merchants

Accept Bitcoin

Why Bitcoin?

Easy
Person to Person

Send bitcoin from your computer, tablet, smart phone or other device, to anyone, anywhere in the world, day or night.

Secure
Strong cryptography

Bitcoin verifies transactions with the same state-of-the-art encryption that is used in banking, military and government applications.

Open
Fully decentralized

Bitcoin is open-source. Nobody owns it; the most popular client is maintained by a community of open-source developers.

Fair
Minimal Fees

Using the Bitcoin network is free, except for a voluntary fee you can use to speed up transaction processing.

Popular Opinion

"I'm a big fan of Bitcoin … Regulation of money supply needs to be depoliticized. "
Testimonial Al Gore

Al Gore
Former US vice president
and winner of Nobel
Peace prize

"Bitcoin is a technological tour de force."
Testimonial Bill Gates

Bill Gates
Microsoft Co-founder

"Every informed person needs to know about Bitcoin because it might be one of the world's most important developments."
Testimonial Leon Louw

Leon Louw
Nobel Peace prize
nominee