How to Buy Bitcoin: 5 Things to Know

Bitcoin, which turns 13 in January 2022, is truly the OG crypto.

It was the first crypto  to be created in 2009, and it remains the most popular and widely traded crypto by far.

How to Buy Bitcoin

You Need a Crypto Wallet

A crypto wallet isn’t a place to store your crypto, per se, but a type of software or hardware that protects the public and private keys that enable you to trade your bitcoin.

Understand Public and Private Keys

When you buy, sell, send, or receive bitcoin, you need a public key (basically the digital address of your wallet).

Decide Where to Trade

You need to buy and sell bitcoin on a crypto-based trading platform like an online exchange or app

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