Bitcoin Overview

Bitcoin is a type of money that you can use to pay for products or services. You use a smartphone or your computer to send it to other people or businesses. Bitcoin is to cash what Email is to snail mail.

You keep your Bitcoin in a "wallet" sort of like you you would with Euros, Dollars or Yen. Bitcoin wallets are stored on your computer, or in the cloud.

Gliph allows you to easily get started with Bitcoin. It helps you create your first wallet, and easily get started sending Bitcoin with other people. Gliph does this by handling the details of setting up your wallet in just a few taps.

Supported Bitcoin Wallets

Coinbase is the largest Bitcoin wallet provider in the United States. It offers instant confirmation between Coinbase wallets.

Blockchain.info is currently the most popular choice among dedicated Bitcoin enthusiasts.

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Security and control over your money

Your Bitcoin transactions and Gliph messages are secured by military grade, AES-256 cryptography. Nobody can charge you money or make a payment on your behalf. So long as you take the required steps to protect your accounts, Bitcoin can give you control over your money and a strong level of protection against many types of fraud.

Fast international payments

Bitcoins can be transferred from Africa to Canada in 10 minutes. There is no bank to slow down the process, level outrageous fees, or freeze the transfer. You can pay your neighbors the same way as you can pay a member of your family in another country.

Protect your identity

With Bitcoin, there is no credit card number that some malicious actor can collect in order to impersonate you. In fact, it is even possible to send a payment without revealing your identity, just like with real money. You should however take note that some effort can be required to protect your privacy.

Almost free to use

Bitcoin allows you to send and receive payments at very low cost. Except for special cases like very tiny payments, there is no fee.

Bitcoin is always on

The Bitcoin network never sleeps, even on holidays!

Keep Reading

Intrigued and want to learn more? Check out Let's Talk Bitcoin and the Bitcoin Foundation.