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As a new user, you can get started with Virtacoin without understanding the technical details. Once you've installed a Virtacoin wallet on your computer or mobile phone, it will generate your first Virtacoin address and you can create more whenever you need one. You can disclose your addresses to your friends so that they can pay you or vice versa. In fact, this is pretty similar to how email works, except that Bitcoin addresses should be used only once.
Works everywhere, anytime
Security and control over your money
What is it?
VirtaCoin is a decentralized crypto-currency, like bitcoin. In fact, it is based on the bitcoin codebase, so it works almost exactly like bitcoin.
Attention VirtaPay Users
All VirtaPay balances have been transferred to VirtaCoin. VirtaPay users: follow these steps to get a VirtaCoin wallet and import your balance.
Download a Wallet
To get started, download a wallet for your operating system...
VirtaCoin Belongs to You
VirtaCoin is "owned" by everyone who holds the currency. It is up to the VirtaCoin community to collectively contribute and make VirtaCoin what you want it to be. How you contribute depends on your skills, abilities and available time. Please consider helping in one or more of the following areas...
Forums – VirtaCoin needs places for the community to gather and discuss issues and ideas. You could set up a forum, become a moderator, or even just contribute your ideas and opinions on a VirtaCoin community forum.
Exchanges – If you would like to exchange your VirtaCoin for bitcoin, for other crypto-currencies, or even for fiat currency, please contact crypto-currency exchanges and follow their procedures to ask them to list VirtaCoin.
Solo Mining – To earn more VirtaCoin and contribute computing power to securing the VirtaCoin network, you can try solo mining.
Mining Pools – If you have the knowledge, you can create a mining pool. This helps large groups of people to work together and share in the mining rewards, while helping to secure the VirtaCoin network.
Developers – If you are a programmer, or know someone who is, you can help to maintain and improve VirtaCoin by working on the open source VirtaCoin Project on GitHub.
Bitcoin > Bitcoin Core
Helping you keep Bitcoin decentralized.
Bitcoin Core 0.16.2
Bitcoin Core is programmed to decide which block chain contains valid transactions. The users of Bitcoin Core only accept transactions for that block chain, making it the Bitcoin block chain that everyone else wants to use. For the latest developments related to Bitcoin Core, be sure to visit the project’s official website.
You can be your own bank
Many third party APIs
The simplest of all payment systems
It is these users who keep Bitcoin decentralized. They individually run their own Bitcoin Core full nodes, and each of those full nodes separately follows the exact same rules to decide which block chain is valid.
There's no voting or other corruptible process involved: there's just individual software following identical rules—"math"—to evaluate identical blocks and coming to identical conclusions about which block chain is valid.
This shared agreement (called consensus) allows people like you to only accept valid bitcoins, enforcing Bitcoin's rules against even the most powerful miners.In addition to improving Bitcoin's decentralization, Bitcoin Core users get:
Better security for their bitcoins
Privacy features not available in other wallets
User interfaces and other powerful features
Discover what Bitcoin Core offers
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Code, translations, and more
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