In recent months, the use of cryptocurrencies has increased significantly and more and more users are interested in buying them, trading them or taking advantage of all their benefits.
However, many of the users are not able to acquire them due to misinformation, either because of lack of knowledge or the idea that it is a rather complicated process. The vast majority claim that they want to get started in the world of cryptocurrencies, but that it is a “difficult” process.
However, the process of buying cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, is really simple. In this article you will learn how to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Barcelona.
The first thing to know is that the purchase of cryptocurrencies does not have to be affected by the user’s location, as they can also be purchased online. In this article we will explain both processes of purchases, both online and physically in Bitnovo’s company.
If you prefer to carry out the process from the comfort of your home, you can do it with Bitnovo online. This process is very simple, we will explain it below:
If you are not sure what a wallet is, don’t worry, we will explain it later.
This would be the online purchase process that can be done both to buy cryptocurrencies in Barcelona and from anywhere. To perform this process we only need a device with internet access.
This process has a great advantage and it is that you do not need to travel and besides buying with a credit card, you can also buy through bank transfer.
If you are in Barcelona and you are interested in buying cryptocurrencies physically, either paying in cash or by card, Bitnovo works so that you can do it from almost any location. You just need to be near a Fnac store, Worten or any of the more than 40,000 Bitnovo partner stores.
In them you can buy our cryptocurrency coupons. This is a very simple way to exchange your euros for cryptocurrencies, for this you just have to buy the coupon and then redeem it on our website or app. It is a very similar process to when we buy a Netflix or Spotify gift card.
To understand it better, we will explain the process step by step:
Another option you can take advantage of is our cryptocurrency ATMs, where you can exchange your cash for coupons. Once the cashier has issued the coupon, you can redeem it for cryptocurrencies on our website or app.
The advantage of this process is that you do not need to go through the registration process and you can buy in cash.
Before you go to buy cryptocurrencies in Bitnovo is essential that you know one of our main advantages and that is that we are not custodians of cryptocurrencies. This means that we will never store your funds, so you will be the sole and absolute owner of them. Therefore, you need to have your own wallet or digital wallet where we will send you the cryptocurrencies you have purchased in Bitnovo.
A wallet is a digital wallet where we will store, manage and save our cryptocurrencies. In more technical terms, it is a software that allows us to access the blockchains of each cryptocurrency respectively. However, we must know this concept well before taking the big step.
A wallet offers us the possibility to check our account balance at any time, receive currencies, send currencies, among other options. But most importantly, it allows us to be the sole owners of our cryptocurrencies.
Wallets exist because cryptocurrencies technically exist as records of transactions contained within a blockchain that operates through the connection between nodes around the world. Wallets provide us with a public key and a private key that give us ownership and rights to our cryptocurrencies.
Before creating a wallet we must know the different devices and formats to store our cryptocurrencies. Once we know them, the next step is to choose the format that best suits us according to its characteristics. Most users tend to choose web wallets and mobile apps. Below we will tell you the differences between them:
When we have created our wallet-account, we will have the possibility to access our address also known as public key. This will be your wallet “code” that you will use to receive transfers and cryptocurrency remittances. Something like the “IBAN” of our bank account. The public key can be shared with any user who intends to send us cryptocurrencies, however, the private key should not be shared with anyone, because once someone has it, they can access our cryptocurrencies and manage them as they wish.
The wallet address can be given in two different ways: