The Bitcoin is a virtual currency used to exchange goods and services.
Unlike other currencies, the Bitcoin is an electronic currency with special characteristics:
It's very easy to start using bitcoins, and it's free! Just follow the next steps:
First you need a wallet to obtain BTC. I recommend you make a wallet from blockchain.info
You can also download the Bitcoin client from the official website (bitcoin.org) and create you wallet from the application.
If you want to win free BTC, insert your wallet in the form on this website.
You can insert the wallet once every half hour. Payments are made once a day with all the money you have accumulated.
There's an increasing amount of businesses and individuals accepting bitcoins the same way they do with dollars or euros.
Visit this page if you want to see a list of places accepting bitcoins.
You too can use your BTC in gambling or you can use the BTC to speculate.
You want more? Start mining! This is the process to generate Bitcoins by adding transaction records to the network. You can mine alone, but it's very recommended to do it in a collective pool.
"Mining, or generating, is the process of adding transaction records to Bitcoin's public ledger of past transactions. This ledger of past transactions is called the block chain as it is a chain of blocks. The block chain serves to confirm transactions to the rest of the network as having taken place. Bitcoin nodes use the block chain to distinguish legitimate Bitcoin transactions from attempts to respend coins that have already been spent elsewhere. Mining is intentionally designed to be resource-intensive and difficult so that the number of blocks found each day by miners remains steady. Individual blocks must contain a proof of work to be considered valid. This proof of work is verified by other Bitcoin nodes each time they receive a block." [Quote: https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining ]