A gentle introduction to bitcoin

I recently (2 years ago) discovered Bitcoin and started researching and following it back then. The price was about $14 when I seriously considered buying some. The technology posed a bit of a hurdle in the learning curve, so here are a few thoughts on how to go about buying bitcoins, managing wallets, and spending your BTC.

First, I live in the USA. So transferring money from a bank account is pretty well supported on popular money sites (PayPal, Dwolla, Coinbase).

If you live outside the US, try a site like LocalBitcoins.com which has many ways to buy and sell Bitcoins person-to-person.