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Our Swiss bank account is finally here!
Ruben Waterman Getting Started Jan 17, 2023
We are excited to announce you'll no longer have to convert from Swiss Francs into Euro to buy bitcoin through bittr! We've partnered with Klarpay AG, a new financial institution based in Zug, Switzerland, to enable Swiss Franc payments!Read More
What is Dollar-Cost-Averaging?
Ruben Waterman Getting Started June 16, 2022
Dollar-Cost-Average (DCA) is a simple investment strategy where you invest a fixed amount, no matter the price or fluctuation of the market. It aims to balance the cost of your investments, minimizing risk and the stress of market ups and downs. It’s perfect for bitcoin!Read More
How do I set up a SEPA bank transfer?
Ruben Waterman Getting Started June 9, 2022
Now that you've signed up with bittr and received your personal payment details, it's time to set up a (recurring) bank transfer! With most banks in Europe, you can do this easily via the online banking portal or mobile app of your bank. In this blog post we'll give you two examples on how this works with one particular bank (N26).Read More
How do I set up BlueWallet and buy bitcoin?
Ruben Waterman Getting Started June 2, 2022
One of the quickest ways to join the bitcoin community and be able to receive and send bitcoin is by setting up a hot wallet and using the services of bittr. This manual will help you to achieve both!Read More
How do I obtain a new xpub from Ledger wallet?
Ruben Waterman Tutorials September 12, 2020
In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of using the xpub of your Ledger hardware wallet in combination with Bittr. If you would first like to know a bit more about extended public keys (xpub, xpub, zpub), we'd recommend you to read this blogpost first.Read More
How do I obtain a new ypub from Trezor wallet?
Ruben Waterman Tutorials June 10, 2020
First of all, connect your Trezor hardware wallet and go the Trezor wallet interface. As you never want to share your actual extended public key, you first click “Add Account” (Step 1), which you will only use for Bittr!Read More
Bittr introduces support for extended public keys!
Ruben Waterman News June 30, 2019
From the ground up, Bittr was built to offer the easiest possible way to save bitcoin straight into your own wallet. Our aim was to make the sign-up process as easy as possible and not ask for any more data than strictly necessary, hence our convenient four-step sign-up process as you know it.Read More
How to set up a Trezor wallet?
Ruben Waterman Tutorials May 10, 2020
Even though setting up a Blockstream Green wallet was quick and easy, it is not the safest way to store your bitcoin. We generally recommend that any amount of €1000 in bitcoin, should be stored in a hardware wallet such as the Trezor or Ledger hardware wallet. While these hardware wallets are both considered to be of high quality and secure, we will go through the process of setting up a Trezor One in this blog post.Read More
How to set up a Blockstream Green wallet on iOS/Android?
Ruben Waterman Tutorials April 14, 2020
One of the quickest way to start sending and receiving bitcoin is by downloading the app called “Blockstream Green” from the App Store or Google Play Store. Before you start it is important to know that this process will take approximately 10 minutes and we recommend you to setup your bitcoin wallet in a calm and private place.Read More
Happy Birthday Bittr, today is our first anniversary!
Ruben Waterman Getting Started April 4, 2020
Exactly one year ago Ruben Waterman signed the deed of incorporation to BITTR B.V. and got started with Bittr. And what a year it was! What started as a “simple” idea - how can people save bitcoin as easily as possible - turned out to be a more difficult task than expected, but that certainly didn't spoil the fun. Already in 2013, I became interested in bitcoin and after years of following bitcoin from the sidelines, I wanted to turn my hobby into my work in 2018, and so it happened. I would like to thank all our customers for their confidence in Bittr and look forward to Bittr's second birthday with much excitement! In this post I'd like to outline the ideas that moved me to start Bittr.Read More
How to invest responsibly in bitcoin?
Ruben Waterman Getting Started October 16, 2019
It’s important to understand what bitcoin is, before you invest into it. We would advise you to do your own research and don’t take someone else’s word for it. A good start is the (free) Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia. This 12-week lasting MOOC deals with various aspects around bitcoin, such as “What is money?”, “What is the history of bitcoin?” and “How does a blockchain work?”. If you have less time available, another way is to do the 10 Day Email Course: Basics of Bitcoin. And once you would like to dig a bit deeper, you will find a ton of aggregated information on the website of Jameson Lopp, especially in the “Getting Started” section.Read More
How to set up a Greenaddress on iOS/Android?
Ruben Waterman Tutorials February 12, 2019
One of the quickest way to start sending and receiving bitcoin is by downloading the app called “Greenaddress” from the App Store or Google Play Store.Read More
How do I get a Bitcoin wallet?
Ruben Waterman Getting Started February 12, 2019
Great! So you’ve decided you would like to start using Bittr, or Bitcoin in general but how do you get started? Before you can receive any bitcoin, you will need to have a bitcoin wallet. This is much like having a bank account in order to send or receive money to other people, except that in bitcoin you don’t need a bank!Read more