BitShares Noob Notes

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I'm getting tons of inquiries from last night on Coast to Coast AM wanting to know more. Many of these folks have never even heard of Bitcoin!

So, I've been compiling a letter to send back to then. What did I leave out?

Stan

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Thanks for asking about BitShares.
There’s a lot to learn.

The short answer to how to get started is to visit BillionHeroCampaign.com where we are currently building a game-based course on how to dip your toe in the water gently. You can sign up there for our mailing list and watch as we develop the game and training week by week.

Shall We Play a Game?
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/shall-we-play-a-game

There are also several indirect ways to get started. Here are a few:

  • Sign up on steemit.com, earn some steem by doing some posts, then use blocktrades to turn steem into bts and send to your light wallet.
  • Visit billionherocampaign.com, get a few freeros (play money) just for signing up, and experiment with that.
  • Play the game and learn about ways to earn cash playing third party games that will be giving away millions.

Be sure to study this closely:
Rough Guide to Wallet Management

wallet.bitshares.org

  • choose the cloud wallet since you are new
  • make sure to backup your password in several places
  • and log in and out to be sure your password works
  • its also always advisable to send small test amounts first

To be fully informed, you’ve got to do a little digging on your own and teach yourself.
Here are some links you might find useful.

When the Levee Breaks
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/when-the-levee-breaks

BitShares Foundation Links
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@tsugimoto/bitshares-foundation-and-communication-links

ROADMAP

This is what you need to learn to do. The materials below will give you the details.

  • Download a Bitcoin wallet and create a Bitcoin receiving address.
  • Download a BitShares wallet and create a BitShares account and name it.
  • Buy bitcoins from somewhere and send them to your bitcoin wallet’s receiving address.
  • Use your bitcoins to buy BitShares and send them to your BitShares wallet account name
  • Keep track of your passwords - no one can reset them for you and you will lose your money if you lose them!

A very useful exchange in London is Bitstamp.net. You'll need to register your ID to get an account there but then you can wire money to/from your account and use it to trade Bitcoin and a few other coins. Send you bitcoins back to your bitcoin wallet or directly through blocktrades.us converting to BitShares and depositing them in your BitShares wallet account.

A very simple specific way doesn't even need you to have a bitcoin wallet:

  • Go to Coinbase and buy some Bitcoin (BTC)
  • Go to BitShares.org and create a BitShares Wallet
  • Send Bitcoin from Coinbase to Blocktrades.us to get BitShares (BTS) sent to your BitShares Wallet.

This last step is built into the BitShares wallet. Just pick the BlockTrades transfer service (or any others) from the drop-down menu below and fill in the form to move your BTC from coinbase while converting them to BTS in one swell foop!

See? Easy! The rest is merely an exercise for the student...

START WITH A FEW INTERVIEWS

What is Cryptocurrency? - High Quality Interviews
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/what-is-cryptocurrency-part-1
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/what-is-cryptocurrency-part-2

WHAT IS BITSHARES?

Heidi Travels on BitShares
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjYaTQHG5RdqxvE8gm8NwEWLOzf4pgdQ0

Heidi Travels on Open Ledger

“What is BitShares?"
https://coincentral.com/what-is-bitshares/
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@richcg/what-is-bitshares

Step by Step Guide to BitShares and Smartcoins for Absolute Beginners
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@testlump/coffee-on-the-blockchain-a-step-by-step-guide-to-bitshares-and-smartcoins-for-absolute-beginners

Tony Peacock’s Training Videos
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCASo8I7HjXn6ypM2vkF7xqg/videos

Chronos Crypto BitShares Training Videos

BitShares TV Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChtICzF0ZEhhgoMA8YWhULw

How to Buy BitShares
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@tonypeacock/how-to-buy-bitshares-explained


https://steemit.com/bitshares/@ash/bitshares-how-to-buy-bitshares-on-binance

Rough Guide to Trading on BitShares?
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@apasia.tech/rough-guide-to-trading-on-bitshares-dex-for-beginners-nov-2017-latest-gui-release-v2-0-171121

What are Market Pegged Assets (Smartcoins)?
http://bytemaster.github.io/article/2014/12/18/What-are-BitShares-Market-Pegged-Assets/

SET UP YOUR WALLETS

Be sure to study this closely:
Rough Guide to Wallet Management

User Guide - Light Wallet vs. Web Wallet
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@tsugimoto/user-guide-light-wallet-or-web-wallet

Bitcoin Wallet Guide Article
https://www.buybitcoinworldwide.com/wallets/

BitShares Desktop Wallet Guide
http://coinwalletguide.com/bitshares-desktop-wallet/

BitShares Wallet
https://wallet.bitshares.org/#/

Light Wallet or Web Wallet?
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@tsugimoto/user-guide-light-wallet-or-web-wallet

Bitcoin Wallet
I use the original “bitcoin core”, but there are many to choose from
https://bitcoin.org/en/download

Carbon Wallet

EXCHANGES

https://www.openledger.info
https://www.blocktrades.us
https://www.gdex.io

https://www.bitstamp.net
https://poloniex.com

Bigger List: https://bitshares.org/deposit/

INTERVIEWS AND SPEECHES
Learn About Everything Dan and Stan Have Said

Now is the time to get involved in cryptocurrency - Dan Larimer

Stan Larimer’s Blog - hundreds of articles on what’s going on
https://steemit.com/@stan

Bytemaster’s Blog - Oldies but Goodies from Dan Larimer
http://bytemaster.github.io/all/

Daniel Larimer Bitcoin and Beyond Keynote Las Vegas Speech 2014

Dan Larimer’s Latest Project - EOS
https://www.cryptocoin.news/news/ethereum/dan-larimer-creator-of-the-fastest-blockchains-now-targeting-sub-second-latency-in-eos-2577/

Connie-Willis at BlueRockTalk.com - TONS of Interviews with Stan
https://steemit.com/@bluerocktalk

Giselle Koy - High Quality Production Interview of Stan
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@gisellekoy/introducing-giselle-koy-to-steemit

JD Hayworth - Newsmax TV
https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@stan/stan-larimer-interviewed-live-by-jd-hayworth

The Video
By far the best resource for new people is our “TED Talk” in front of a live studio audience in Hollywood.
Everyone loves it for some reason. There is no better way to know all about us in one sitting.

STAN'S GREATEST HITS

Global Independence Day
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/origin-of-bitshares-part-18-global-independence-day

Shall We Play a Game?
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/shall-we-play-a-game

Explaining the Billion Hero Campaign for Dummies
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/explaining-the-billion-hero-campaign-for-dummies

The Billion Hero Campaign
https://steemit.com/hero/@stan/the-billion-hero-challenge

Big Heroic Audacious Projects (BHAPs)
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/big-heroic-audacious-goals-bhags

The Million-to-Billion Club
https://steemit.com/hero/@stan/the-million-to-billion-club

The Marketing Campaign Behind the Billion Hero Campaign
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/the-pr-campaign-behind-the-billion-hero-challenge

Gameifying the Billion Hero Campaign
https://steemit.com/hero/@stan/gameifying-the-billion-hero-challenge

The Hero from BitShares Island
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/the-hero-from-bitshares-island-5

The Fourth Guy Fawkes Day in BitShares History
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/the-fourth-guy-fawkes-day-in-bitshares-steemit-history

Engineering Trust with Charles Hoskinson
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/engineering-trust-with-charles-hoskinson

Using BitShares to Underwrite Risky Asset Backed Currencies
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/using-bitshares-to-underwrite-risky-asset-backed-currencies

WHY BITSHARES?

Adsactly's Series
https://steemit.com/adsactly/@adsactly/adsactly-on-adsactly-part-16

Why BitSpark Switched from Bitcoin to BitShares

One Bank to Rule them All
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/one-bank-to-rule-them-all

The Great Bitcoin Train Wreck of 2018
https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@stan/the-great-bitcoin-train-wreck-of-2018

When the Levee Breaks
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/when-the-levee-breaks

Who Leads the “Bitcoin” Industry?
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@stan/who-leads-the-bitcoin-industry

OTHER DOCUMENTATION

BitShares Wiki
http://docs.bitshares.eu/bitshares/index.html

One Big Infographic
https://www.bitshares.community/bitshares-1/infographics/

Decentralized Exchange Comparisions

How to withdraw BTS from Bittrex
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@ash/bitshares-how-to-withdraw-bts-from-bittrex-to-your-bitshares-wallet

Fav’s ways to buy and sell BTS from within
https://steemit.com/bitshares/@ash/ways-to-buy-and-sell-bitshares-from-within-the-blockchain

linksfrom.us/btstraining
http://linksfrom.us/bitsharesinterviews
http://linksfrom.us/bitsharestechnology

Crypto Learning Academy
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu_rf_p7Frr20T6RHjUvm6A/videos

TALK TO REAL PEOPLE

This is where all the experts hang out.
https://web.telegram.org/#/im?p=@BitSharesDEX
They love to help people.
► BitShares on Telegram: http://smarturl.it/btsdiscord
► BitSharestalk Forum: https://bitsharestalk.org/

openledger is a 3rd party company offering services on BitShares Blockchain.
Contact them for support requests: [email protected]

Cheers!

Stan Larimer, President
Cryptonomex
The Godfather of BitShares


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