Read about bitcoin in the WSJ, but I don’t understand how to purchase them
I found this forum and created an account after searching around on google for a bit. I hope this is the right place. You all seem very helpful, but this is all a bit over my head.
The idea of a decentralized non-fiat currency is intriguing, but I don't understand the technical side of things.
Excuse my naivety, but:
- Can I buy bitcoins on my MacBook?
- How does purchasing part of a bitcoin work? Is it more like a mutual fund than a stock?
- Are there step-by-step instructions somewhere for how to buy part of one?
- Can I give bitcoin as a gift? I think it'd be a great present for my nephew; he's really into computer things.
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