What is Bitcoin address ?
A Bitcoin address, or simply address, is an identifier of 27-34 alphanumeric characters, beginning with the number 1 or 3, that represents a possible destination for a Bitcoin payment.
In simple terms, if you want to receive bitcoins from some one you must provide them your bitcoin address where they will send you bitcoins. Like e-mail ( where you send email message to person's email address) , you can send bitcoins to a person by sending bitcoins to one of their addresses. A person can have many different Bitcoin addresses.
Bitcoin address looks like below :
How do I get one ?
Addresses can be generated at no cost by any user of Bitcoin. One can install official Bitcoin-Qt software, click "New Address" and be assigned an address. You can download bitcoin software from below location :
You should always treat bitcoin as cash and must apply utmost care securing your computer and bitcoins. The computer where you install bitcoin software must not be shared computer, it must not be used for casual browsing, should not have any pirated software installed.
It is also possible to get a Bitcoin address using an account at an exchange or online wallet service. Below are few online wallet providers :
Online wallet providers must be used with small amount of balance only. Always protect your account with Two factor authentication.
Disclaimer : We are not associated with above services and use them at your own risk.