TigerDirect.com Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments!
We're excited to announce we now accept Bitcoin digital currency. Bitcoin is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. See below to learn more.
Get Started With Bitcoin Today!
- 1. Get A Wallet
Before you can begin to get bitcoins, you first need a wallet.
A Bitcoin wallet is a digital wallet which stores your Bitcoin balance and allows you to transact with other users online and offline. All wallets can communicate with each other similar to emails, so you can send and receive bitcoins to anyone regardless of the type of wallet they use.
You can get one free here.
- There are several ways to get bitcoins:
- As payment for goods or services.
- Purchase bitcoins at a Bitcoin exchange.
- Exchange bitcoins with someone.
- Earn bitcoins through competitive mining.
- 2. Shop TigerDirect.com
Once you have your wallet setup and ready to go, you can begin shopping over 200,000 products available from TigerDirect.com!
- 3. Checkout
After selecting your products, simply hit checkout and select Bitcoin as your payment method! For a complete guide on purchasing with Bitcoin on TigerDirect.com, visit our Bitcoin help page.
What Is Bitcoin Mining™?
Bitcoin miners run specific software on their computers to help collectively solve very large and complex problems. Much like "SETI at Home" or "Folding at Home".
Every transaction that takes place using bitcoins is recorded in a public ledger called the block chain. Basically, the block chain is a history of all confirmed transactions and a record of how much each bitcoin wallet has. Think of it like an army of accountants constantly writing who has how much and who paid whom in a huge piece of paper for all to verify (the block chain). The process called bitcoin mining™ confirms each of these transactions before it is saved into the block chain. On a few occasions, a transaction is really a reward of several bitcoins. This reward is what gives bitcoin miners the incentive to mine. Because the process of searching for bitcoin takes a lot of effort for computers, it is has come to be called "mining".
So, how do I get started on this mining gig?
Like many things, mining for bitcoins can be quite easy or very hard. Today, we have custom solutions for your needs.
AMD offers the ability to build your own custom mining PC. Optimize your machine to run the way you want on the budget you want.
Start here for AMD hardware.
Butterfly Labs provides a complete solution to get started easily. They provide the hardware and software you need to get started mining!
Shop Butterfly Labs miners.
Once you have your wallet and hardware ready to go, all that's left is getting your own mining application and you're ready to start mining!