DOGECOIN: How to get started with Dogecoin

What is Dogecoin? Dogecoin is an open source peer-to-peer digital currency, favoured by Shiba Inus worldwide. Dogecoin is a decentralized, peer-to-peer digital currency that enables you to easily send money online. Think of it as "the internet currency."
DOGECOIN: How to get started with Dogecoin

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).

One of the most popular uses for Dogecoin is "tipping" fellow internet-goers who create or share great content. Think of it as a more meaningful "like" or upvote, with real value that can be used all across the internet.

It is very easy to start using Dogecoin.
- Step 1: Get A Wallet.
- Step 2: Get Some Dogecoin.
- Step 3: Use Your Dogecoin.
- Step 4: Stay Up-to-Date.

What's with Dogecoin and the dog? 
Doge" is our fun, friendly mascot! The Shiba Inu is a Japanese breed of dog that was popularized as an online meme and represents Dogecoin.

The fun and friendly internet currency. 
Dogecoin sets itself apart from other digital currencies with an amazing, vibrant community made up of friendly folks just like you.

How to get started with Dogecoin. 
Setting up a Dogecoin wallet is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Here are the various ways you can get started with Dogecoin.

For Windows
To get started with Dogecoin using windows, do the following;
1. Download The Wallet. 
Click this link to download MultiDoge, a local Dogecoin wallet. If you are asked to accept the download, accept the download. Once the file finishes downloading, click the (.exe) file.

2. Install The Wallet. 
Go through the installation process. Once you get to the license agreement, accept it to continue with the installation. Once you are finished with the installation, find the MultiDoge shortcut and open it.

3. Use Your Wallet! 
On launch, your wallet will have a loading bar on the bottom-left. You will have to wait for 1 - 5 minutes for the wallet to synchronize. After it is synchronized with the network, you are now able to use your Dogecoin wallet! You have just finished setting up your Dogecoin wallet!

For  OS X
1. Download The Wallet
Click this link to download MultiDoge, a local Dogecoin wallet. Once the download is finished, double-click on the file in the "Downloads" drop-down menu.

2. Install The Wallet. A new window should open when you click on the file. Click and drag the "MultiDoge" icon into the "Applications" folder. This will move the wallet into your Applications menu.

3. Use Your Wallet! 
On launch, your wallet will have a loading bar on the bottom-left. You will have to wait for 1 - 5 minutes for the wallet to synchronize. After it is synchronized with the network, you are now able to use your Dogecoin wallet! You have just finished setting up your Dogecoin wallet!

For LINUX
1. Download The Wallet. 
Click this link to download MultiDoge, a local Dogecoin wallet. Save the file to download the file. Find the (.jar) file, open the file with your chosen File Manager.

2. Set Permissions. 
Right click on the (.jar) file, click "Properties". Go to the "Permissions" tab, check the box next to "Execute" to allow executing of the file as a program. Close properties window.

3. Launch as OpenJDK Java! 
Right-click the (.jar) file again, hover over "Open With", and then select OpenJDK Java 6 or 7 Runtime. Okay, we might've lied about 1, 2, 3 on Linux. But, we need to explain more compared to other Operating Systems. Sorry!

4. Install The Wallet. 
Go through the installation process. Once you get to the license agreement, accept it to continue with the installation. Once you are finished with the installation, find the MultiDoge shortcut and open it.

5. Use Your Wallet! 
On launch, your wallet will have a loading bar on the bottom-left. You will have to wait for 1 - 5 minutes for the wallet to synchronize. After it is synchronized with the network, you are now able to use your Dogecoin wallet! You have just finished setting up your Dogecoin wallet!

For Android Users

1. Download The Wallet. 
Go to the Play Store and search "Dogecoin Wallet" on the Play Store, or click the "Get it on Google Play" button. Press the "Install" button. Press the "Accept" button on the App Permission Requests panel. Wait for the application to download and install.

2. Launch The Wallet. 
On the same page, press the "Open" button. You will be directed to the Dogecoin Wallet. You can also access the Dogecoin Wallet within the app drawer on your Android™ smartphone.

3. Use Your Wallet! 
Now you have a full Dogecoin wallet in your hand! On the top, you have your Address Book and Settings. Under it, you have your Dogecoin address on the left, Dogecoin address in the QR code on the right, and your Dogecoin balance. On the bottom, you have your transaction history. On the very bottom, you can "Request Coins", "Send Coins", or scan a QR code with your camera.

GET DOGECOIN: 
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: 
Dogefaucet.com - Enter your address to get free Dogecoin. InDogeWeTrust.com - Same as Dogefaucet. 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.

Note: These online faucets and exchanges are not owned or maintained by Dogecoin or the Dogecoin Foundation. While Dogecoiners are satisfied they are trustworthy, reliable services - please use at your own risk.

WARNING: Bear in mind that Bitcoinometrics have no affiliation with Dogecoin. 
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