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Bitcoin Primer - Part 2

Date: 8th December 2017

Duration: 57:40

Show ref: SCOM0689

Following on from last week's tutorial, we take a further look at the fascinating world of cryptocurrencies, more specifically Bitcoin.

In this second and final episode of our two-part series, we take a look at an alternative method of purchasing Bitcoin using the GDAX exchange. In addition, we learn how to use a dedicated offline hardware wallet to secure your valuable Bitcoins.

Bitcoin Primer - Part 1

Date: 1st December 2017

Duration: 46:25

Show ref: SCOM0687

Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general are one of the most misunderstood and, to many people, mysterious areas of technology. Despite a chequered past, Bitcoin is on the cusp of becoming mainstream and has seen its value soar over the past few years.

So what is Bitcoin, what is the blockchain, and why is it important?

In this first of a two-part series, I'll try and unravel the mysteries of Bitcoin and show you some of the common services and software that allow you to gain entry into the world of cryptocurrency.

Although Bitcoin is not Mac-or iOS-related, I explore Mac and iOS software that help you manage your Bitcoins, and take a look at one of the most popular web-based exchanges for converting USD and Euros into Bitcoins or fractions of a Bitcoin.