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How to Protect Your Privacy When Using BitSeeds or Bitcoin

When you receive funds whether BitSeeds, Bitcoin, or a different cryptocurrency you have to give out a payment or receive address. While you can reuse the same address each time, the BitSeeds wallet and most other currency wallets allow you to make new receive addresses each time you do this.

In this tutorial I explain what the benefits are to either making a new address for each person or business you receive funds from, or to making a new address every single time you receive funds.

Personally, I take the second route because it offers you the greatest amount of privacy and that helps keep your funds safe from prying eyes.  Watch the video to learn more.

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BitSeeds: Protecting Your Cryptocurrency By Encrypting Your Wallet


People these days are used to leaving their money in banks and having them protect it for you. There are downsides to this situation including the fact that you don’t really own your money once you deposit it at a bank and they can put conditions on how you can spend it or how you can withdraw it (especially when dealing with larger amounts).

While you have an increasing number of similar options to banks with Bitcoin or alternative currencies, one of the benefits of cryptocurrency like BitSeeds is that you truly own your own money. This means you can hold as much of it as you want and have true choice over how you choose to store and spend it.

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How to Get BitSeeds With a Free Account on Bittrex Exchange


Before we take a look at an overview of the wallet application running on your computer, I thought I’d record and post another video which takes a few minutes to show you how to create an account on a cryptocurrency exchange called Bittrex. 

A cryptocurrency exchange allows you to buy and sell Bitcoin and altcoins including BitSeeds. Bittrex is my personal favorite exchange and it’s the official exchange for BitSeeds.  Watch the video to see how to sign up (just takes an email address and password) and then you can click to visit Bittrex yourself.

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How to Install BitSeeds on a Mac and Run It for the First Time

How to Install the Wallet on OS X:

Running the BitSeeds wallet for the first time on a Mac:

These two videos show you the steps to installing the free wallet application so you can send and receive the Rainforest Foundation’s cryptocurrency from your Mac. 

The first video shows you the actual installation steps, while the second shows you a couple of quick additional steps you might have to take the first time you run the program. 

In the next video I’ll post, we’ll take a look at an overview of the wallet application and continue from there.

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Watch Out For This Check Scam That Targets Craigslist Users and Others

In this video lesson I walk you through the many warning signs you can find in a widespread type of scam that targets people posting ads on Craigslist, but also can affect you even if you don’t use that site.

The video tutorial above shows you an exchange I had with a scammer who was texting me hoping to fool me. This same type of scam is often run by email and even by phone sometimes.

Whether you use Craigslist or not, you should protect yourself by watching and learning how the scam works and what the warning signs were that tipped me off to the fact that someone was trying to trick me.

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How to Register, Place an Order, and Use This Site

Because so many people have asked for help with this, I’ve recorded a video that walks you through the entire process of placing an order for any of my easy computer courses.

It starts with a quick recap of the registration process (a free account is needed for viewing the courses), then shows you the Member Area where you access the lessons. 

The video continues by showing you how to select a course, add it to your cart, apply a coupon code for a discount, and concludes with checking out to complete your order.

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What is a Driver and Should You Pay to Update Them

This is an older video of mine I first recorded back in 2008 which explains the often-misunderstood computer term “driver” or “device driver” in non-technical language.  While I’m at it, I also make sure you understand the related terms “software” and “hardware.”

I recently was sent an email by a new student named Marcos who had seen this video and had a follow-up question I wanted to answer.  Marcos wrote:

“Now that you’ve cleared up what drivers are — (thanks!)  why do I need to update them? 

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What is a Bitcoin & Altcoin Wallet Explained in Non-Technical Language

 In this lesson I want to explain the concept of a wallet and a wallet application which is used with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to send, receive, and hold onto funds. We also take a look at an example of a wallet program. This explanation is for non-technical people:

 This video follows up from my previous lesson that gave a non-technical introduction to Bitcoin and how it’s more than most people think it is, so make sure to watch that lesson if you missed it.

 A wallet “stores” your money and is sort of a cross between a traditional (physical) wallet and a bank account. In reality, the wallet holds something called a private key which “unlocks” your access to the funds that are actually stored on the blockchain, which is the public ledger system used by Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

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Prypto Cryptocurrency Scratch Card How-To Video

I wanted to post a video I recorded recently that introduces an extremely cool cryptocurrency product — crypto scratch cards by a company called Prypto.

The way they work is you buy a high-quality physical card with a visible code and a hidden code underneath a scratch panel like you find on a lottery ticket or many gift cards.  The card can be redeemed for the amount of cryptocurrency pictured on the front, including varying amounts of bitcoin, litecoin, dogecoin, and more.

I think these scratchcards are a great way to get cryptocurrency — in fact, I was so impressed I became one of the first US-based resellers and plan to start carrying them on my site in the near future!

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Forgot Your Password & Locked Out of Your Computer – Tech Answers

In this latest tech question and answer audio lesson I take a question from a long-time student named Ian, about getting back into a laptop when you’ve forgotten the password:

Hi Worth;

Once again I need to ask your advice on a matter which is causing me some great deal of heartache. My grand-daughter is now 17 years old, and for her birthday I bought her a Hewlett Packard Laptop.

She set it up and things went well; then she found out that her younger sister and indeed her mother were also using her computer. So in a fit of pique she changed the password — in a hurry and without making a note of the new one…

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