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How to Use the Address Book in a BitSeeds or Bitcoin Wallet

 Whenever you send BitSeeds to someone, their address and the label you gave it is saved automatically for you in the address book, much like an email program. 

This video takes a quick look at the address book giving you a couple of tips to make things easier for you when using a crypto wallet.

BitSeeds: Understanding the Wallet Transactions Tab

Whenever you send or receive a cryptocurrency like BitSeeds, or if you generate new funds yourself through the process of staking (which is like gaining interest in a bank account), this counts as a transaction and it is recorded in the blockchain. The Blockchain is the decentralized ledger system which underlies Bitcoin and similar currencies.

In this video lesson we look at the Transactions tab which shows you all of the transactions from the BitSeeds blockchain that relate to your wallet including sent, received, and staked (often labeled as mined). [Click for full post]

Using the BitSeeds Wallet Receive Tab

 In this tutorial we go over the “Receive” tab in detail, including the steps involved in creating an address to give someone if you want them to send you some funds.

Since most cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and others work almost exactly the same way, learning the steps with BitSeeds will teach you how to do this with BTC or most any other coin.

BitSeeds: Overview of Using a Cryptocurrency Wallet

 

This video continues the tutorials on BitSeeds with an overview of the wallet application. All cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin use a “wallet” which is a program that works kind of like a cross between a traditional physical wallet and a bank account. 

They’re free to use with no need to fill out lots of personal information and ask permission to use money the way you do with a bank. Anyone with a computer can use them and many currencies also have mobile wallet apps that work on your phone, too. [Click for full post]

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. [Click for full post]

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. [Click for full post]

How to Download BitSeeds Altcoin Wallet


This video in the series shows you how to download the BitSeeds “wallet” application, which is a program you use to send, receive, or  hold onto so you can gain interest.

Watch the first video in the How to Use BitSeeds course if you missed it.

Video – The Parallels Between Traditional Wampum and Bitcoin

In this video I want to talk a little about a cryptocurrency I discovered a little while ago called Wampum or Wampumcoin

 This video continues my series of videos on Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Basics Explained for Non-Technical People

 I think that in many ways, Wampum (in particular, Wampum belts) used traditionally in Native American cultures has many parallels to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency, including specifically to the blockchain technology that is the core of crypto.

Indulge me for a moment while I wax enthusiastic about the idea of Wampum as a cryptocurrency; why I’m personally enthusiastic about it – not just because of my Native American ancestry, but also for the parallels I see between ancient Wampum belts and modern technology. [Click for full post]

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. [Click for full post]