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How to Buy Ether (ETH) with USD

Hello and welcome to Ethereum! Ethereum and digital currencies are pretty new and in this new financial world, things can be a little bit different. First, YOU are responsible for the stuff: your investments, your choices, and and most importantly, your security. There are no babysitters or undo buttons, and no bank to call up and have a transaction reversed. The power of the blockchain lies in this autonomy, but it can also be dangerous to expect all the convenient failsafes you've come to…

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How to create a wallet

Preface We highly recommend getting a hardware wallet or using MetaMask as a method to access your wallet and store your funds. The following assumes you are not using a hardware wallet or MetaMask. Due to their ease of use and security, we recommend a hardware wallet for cold storage . Remember to back up any wallets you create! Including the 12-word or 24-word private seed phrase for your hardware wallets! MyCrypto CANNOT recover any lost passwords or access accounts. MyCrypto only has…

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How to sign & verify messages on Ethereum

Why? With Ethereum, signatures are a way of providing evidence that a specific user has access to a specific address. For example, if user A wants to provide evidence to user B that user A has access to address X, they could sign a message with their private key, stating that user A has access to address X, then share the signed signature with user B. If the signature is correct, user B can verify that user A has access to address X without user A ever having to share their private key to user B…

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Where Can I Buy / Sell / Trade / Exchange my ETH or Tokens?

Here is a list of reputable services you can use to buy and sell ETH / Tokens / fiat (USD, EUR, etc.). There are many, many more out there but these are the ones we are familar with. Pro Tip : Always google " brand name scam" and read about people's experiences before choosing to send to a random service or website. Not all exchanges support all coin types and fiat types, so take a look around to find one that fits your location and circumstances. Bitfinex:  Website  ·  Support Bittrex…

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Where to Get Testnet Ether?

Where to get testnet Ether? There are currently 3 different testnets for the Ethereum public chain: Rinkeby Ropsten Kovan Rinkeby Rinkeby is a public testnet for Ethereum that uses PoA (Proof of Authority). Useful links Block explorer: https://rinkeby.etherscan.io/ Faucets https://faucet.rinkeby.io/ http://rinkeby-faucet.com/ https://faucets.blockxlabs.com/ Ropsten Ropsten is a public testnet for Ethereum that uses PoW (Proof of Work). Useful links Block explorer: https://ropsten.etherscan.io…

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Learn More About MyCrypto and How to Get Started

Please take some time to understand this for your own security. Your may run the risk of losing your funds if you do not fully understand the warnings listed below. What is MyCrypto? MyCrypto is a free, open-source, client-side interface. We allow you to interact directly with the blockchain while remaining in full control of your keys & your funds. You and only you are responsible for your security. We cannot recover your funds or freeze your account if you visit a phishing site or lose your…

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