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DogeCoin basics

Dogecoin is a fun, new and rapidly growing form of digital currency. This form of digital currency is called “cryptocurrency”; a type of digital currency. Cryptocurrency is completely anonymous, decentralized, and extremely secure.

Dogecoin is used with a wallet on your computer, your smartphone, or a website. You can use it to buy goods and services, or trade it for other currencies (both other cryptocurrencies or traditional currency like US dollars).

Open a wallet for DogeCoin

Open a Dogecoin  wallet

  • Desktop dogecoin wallet

http://dogecoin.com/getting-started/#desktop-wallet

  • Web/Online dogecoin wallet

    Online wallets are the quickest and easiest way to use Dogecoin, but lack the security of storing your wallet on your local computer.

    We recommend you only store a small amount of Dogecoin in an online wallet at any time.
    There are several browser-based wallets available to choose from:

    Note: These online wallets are not owned or maintained by Dogecoin or the Dogecoin Foundation. While we think the entities behind them are trustworthy – please use at your own risk.

  • Paper dogecoin wallet

http://dogecoin.com/getting-started/#walletgenerator-paper-os

 

Dogecoin mining in a pool

To join a pool, select one from the following lists and sign up for an account. Larger pools are more consistent in payouts, but also consider fees or any other perks (such as bonuses for finding a block). All the pools we tried have the same general interface

How to mine DogeCoin

Dogecoin for free

There are numerous amounts of ways to get Dogecoin. You can buy them, trade for them, get tipped, “mine” them, and more. They are surprisingly endless!

You can get tipped Dogecoin by participating in our community. If that’s not your style, the easiest way to have your first Dogecoin is to get them from a faucet.

A Faucet is a website which gives you a small amount of Dogecoin for free to introduce you to the currency! All you need is your Dogecoin address.

Here are a couple Dogecoin faucets:

Dogecoin mining

You can also get Dogecoin by “mining” it. Mining is when you use your computer to process Dogecoin transactions by other people, and in return you get Dogecoin.

Mining is intended for advanced users only, as it requires a lot of technical knowledge to do. If you are interested, read more here.