Bitcoin is the new hot thing. It is a virtual cryptocurrency that is distributed or minted by having computers do SHA-256 calculations often called hashing. It is how to start with bitcoin virtual cryptocurrency that is distributed or “minted” by having computers do SHA-256 calculations often called hashing. It is easy to earn yourself some bitcoins by employing an idle gpu to do these hashes so you may have your piece of the Bitcoin pie.
The first step of getting on your way to earning bitcoins is getting a wallet. You have several options, but in this tutorial I will be walking you through the vanilla bitcoin-qt. I drew an arrow to point out the bitcoin-qt icon. You can click on this to bring you to the download of the client. Download this and it should be your usual installation process that you are accustomed to in windows or mac or linux. Notice the green bar in the bottom that says 8 days behind.