Bitcoins are the equivalent of Internet cash. You can send bitcoins over the Internet directly to anyone with no middle man. Like cash, Bitcoin transactions are irreversible. Bitcoins are traded worldwide.
Here is a list of things that you can only do with Bitcoin:
Spend and transfer money internationally for less than a penny.
Sell on the Internet without setting up with a payment service.
Protect your wealth from devaluation by the government.
Donate to any Bitcoin-accepting organization an.
There are lots of reasons consumers love Bitcoin:
Paying with bitcoins is easier than using a credit card at check out. Unlike a credit card, with bitcoins, you don’t need to fill out a credit card number, an expiration date, a card holder name, or a CCV.
Merchants typically pay from 2% to 3% in credit card transaction fees. Merchants who accept bitcoins will be able to avoid credit card fees and can pass these savings on to consumers.
With Bitcoin, you only provide the necessary information to the merchant. For example, if the product is not being shipped to you, you don’t need to give the merchant your address.
With Bitcoin, you directly pay merchants and just like with cash there is no need to give them any payment information that can be lost, stolen, or used to make unauthorized charges.
If you have some bitcoins saved, you can make them more valuable by using them. Using bitcoins increases their demand which in turn increases the value of your saved bitcoins.
There are many reasons merchants love Bitcoin:
Reputable merchants can still provide refunds as needed, but this is at the merchant’s option and the merchant has no risk of fraudulent charge backs.
Receiving bitcoins is free and sending bitcoins costs less than a penny. Merchants can convert bitcoins to dollars and get volatility protection for half a percent (0.5%).
Take payment from anyone, anywhere in the world with confidence. In seconds, merchants will see the payment is on the way. Usually, in one hour, the transaction is fully completed. Services are coming to eliminate the hour delay.
Merchants accept payments directly from consumers. Merchants do not need a relationship with any service to begin accepting bitcoins. Merchants do not need to worry about a payment processor refusing their business, delaying their funds, or cutting off service.
Some of the reasons Bitcoin is better than regular currencies:
Bitcoin is an international currency.
Bitcoin can be spent all over the world.
Bitcoins cannot be counterfeited.
There is no printing technology that will ever be able to fool the bitcoin network.
Bitcoin cannot be devalued.
Only 21 million bitcoins will ever be issued. Unlike regular currencies, since Bitcoin is not controlled by any government or bank, the raising of a debt ceiling and quantitative easing cannot devalue bitcoins.
Bitcoins are implemented using the latest trusted technologies:
The same cryptography that powers Internet banking.
Peer-to-peer networking protects Bitcoin from governmental or individual interference.
Allows anyone to audit and improve the Bitcoin source code.
Save your bitcoins
The easiest way to save your bitcoins is simply to leave them on the exchange.
Sell your bitcoins
Whenever you want, you can convert your bitcoins to cash by selling them on the exchange.
Transfer your bitcoins
You can transfer your bitcoins to a wallet service or your own computer. If you’re sure your computer is secure and you backup regularly, you can download and install the Bitcoin wallet software on your computer and transfer your bitcoins to your computer.
Spend your bitcoins.