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What Is Bitcoin?

Decentralized digital currency, limited to 21 million, using blockchain, allowing peer-to-peer transactions without intermediaries.

How To Buy Bitcoin?

01. Bitcoin ATM

Using a BitNational Bitcoin ATM to buy Bitcoin is a fast, simple and secure way to buy Bitcoin in Canada. 

02. Swap Bitcoin

Swap Bitcoin using hundreds of cryptocurrencies in just a a few easy steps online.  

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03. Trade Desk

Buy Bitcoin anywhere in Canada using a bank wire or with cash at our Calgary location.

What Is Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency that was invented in 2008 by an unknown person or group of people using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It was released as open-source software in 2009. Bitcoin operates on a peer-to-peer network, allowing users to send and receive payments without the need for a central authority, such as a government or financial institution.


Key features of Bitcoin include:

  1. Decentralization: Bitcoin operates on a decentralized network of computers (nodes) that validate and record transactions on a public ledger called the blockchain. This removes the need for a central authority, like a bank, to oversee transactions.

  2. Limited Supply: There is a maximum supply of 21 million bitcoins, making it a deflationary currency. This scarcity is programmed into the Bitcoin protocol, and new bitcoins are created through a process called mining.

  3. Mining: Mining is the process by which new bitcoins are created and transactions are added to the blockchain. Miners use powerful computers to solve complex mathematical problems, and in return, they are rewarded with newly created bitcoins.

  4. Security: Bitcoin transactions are secured through cryptographic techniques, and the decentralized nature of the network makes it resistant to censorship and fraud.

  5. Anonymity: While Bitcoin transactions are recorded on the blockchain, users are generally pseudonymous. However, it's important to note that Bitcoin transactions are not entirely anonymous, and additional privacy measures may be needed for increased anonymity.

Bitcoin has gained attention for its potential as a store of value, a medium of exchange, and a hedge against inflation. Its value can be volatile, and it has sparked debates about its long-term viability and role in the global financial system. Additionally, the underlying technology of Bitcoin, blockchain, has inspired the development of numerous other cryptocurrencies.

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