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How Do I Add Money to My Bitcoin Wallet?

Assuming you already have a Bitcoin wallet, adding money to it is pretty straightforward. The vast majority of wallets today are what’s called “hot wallets,” meaning they’re connected to the internet.

That makes them easy to use but also somewhat vulnerable to hackers. Cold wallets, on the other hand, are offline and much more secure — but also much less convenient.

If you’re using a hot wallet, there are generally two ways to add money to it. The first is to simply buy some Bitcoin (or other cryptocurrency) and have it sent to your wallet’s address.

This is pretty easy to do on most major exchanges; all you need is your wallet address and some fiat currency (like USD) to buy with.

The second way is to accept Bitcoin as payment for goods or services. This usually requires setting up a merchant account with a Bitcoin payment processor, but once that’s done you can start accepting payments just like any other merchant.

Again, all you need is your wallet address — no need for a bank account or credit card.

Once your Bitcoin arrives in your wallet, it’s up to you what you want to do with it. You can hold onto it as an investment, spend it on goods and services that accept Bitcoin, or even convert it back into fiat currency if you need to.

No matter what you do with it, though, your Bitcoin is always just a few clicks away.

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