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where is bitcoin

where is bitcoin

Oleh: Muh. Sabri Rahman Pada 2015-12-28 20:54:24

Like traditional money in general, you can get Bitcoin by selling goods and services, and asking people to pay you in Bitcoin. Usually, accepting Bitcoin is cheaper and easier than other payment methods, and one of the easiest ways to get a bit of Bitcoin.
 
Another way is the most widely used way to get Bitcoin: buy from a trusted Bitcoin broker or Exchange service provider, like Luno. This method is similar to when you buy foreign currency or shares in a bank online. This is the easiest way to get Bitcoin because you are sure to find someone who will sell their Bitcoin to you on that platform.
 
You can also have Bitcoin by mining, but this method is very difficult for ordinary people. Most mining is done by large companies with sophisticated and very expensive tools, making it difficult for ordinary people or computers to compete with these companies. So, if you don't have special skills and a lot of money to spend, you better buy or look for Bitcoin. Bitcoin is 'created' by someone or a group of people with the name 'Satoshi Nakamoto'. Does anyone really know who he is? Although there are many articles and investigations to find out the truth about who he is (or they are), there is no strong evidence to date. Is it important? Not at all. Satoshi designed the entire Bitcoin system with an 'open manner' attitude - meaning that this code is available to be seen and checked by everyone, so there are no hidden secrets, and no influence from the creator. Over time, many people began working on these codes so that it was very different from the initial design Satoshi made.
 
It is important to remember that there was a misunderstanding about Satoshi who mentioned that Satoshi created Bitcoin alone. Like other major breakthroughs in science, Satoshi's creation was built by the hands of many people. In recent decades, many leading experts, technicians and mathematicians were involved in research on cryptography, systems, and others. Satoshi managed to summarize all this work into a coherent plan and clearly implemented the plan. If you read Satoshi Whitepaper, you will read references to all the discoveries that led to its success in the creation.
How do we transfer money thousands of years ago, when we lived in small villages, knew and trusted each other? We easily barter, as we do with cash now. But when money is moved online, this will be a little complicated. Banks and credit card services solve this problem with a 'ledger system' ('cash system') - which stores account history and shows who owns what.
 
When John transfers money online from one person to another, it is the bank that transfers from John to others. John can't do it himself because there is a risk that he cheats - he can copy (paste) and paste (stick) digital money (because all of that is just a number on a computer) and send to two different people. So, we trust banks to send money and make sure only one person receives the money. The bank can cheat, but we believe they are not cheating.
 
If the transfer occurs at the same bank, it is easy to do. But if the bank is different, this will be a bit complicated because they may have a different cash system and need to be matched. Therefore, they charge a small fee, and usually this transfer takes a little time. When these banks and financial systems come from different countries, things become more complicated: languages, systems, different currencies, and more people have to coordinate and so on, so the costs and time of transfer increases. That is why the current financial system is very complex. The system is a big mess of various cash systems in the world.
 
Bitcoin changed all that. With what? Bitcoin is a cash system that synchronizes throughout the internet, so everyone can access the same cash account in real time regardless of who and where they are. The result? Money can be transferred from one party to another without delay and very high costs. Like when money was used before, before the world became so big and complicated.
 
What is the Bitcoin payment system used for? The answer: whatever you use with ordinary money: send to friends and family - both locally and abroad, buy goods online, receive salaries, and so on.