5 Easy Steps to Get Started Using Bitcoin

3. Encrypt your wallet.
After creating your wallet, you should immediately encrypt your wallet with a strong password. A strong password is one that is greater than 15 characters and uses a combination of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Mix acronyms, favorite beverages, quotes, numbers, and a favorite symbol to create a secure and memorable password. For example, MISESyankee24$WaTeR>>

To btc2 encrypt your wallet in Bitcoin Core, select “Settings” and then “Encrypt Wallet.” From there, you will be prompted to enter a password. Enter a secure password and click “OK.” Please note that if you forget your passphrase, you will lose all of your bitcoins that were in the wallet.