What is dogecoin?
Dogecoin makes the Internet a lot more fun. You can give people tips, or receive tips. You can pay for products, or get paid. Think of it as the most fun you will ever have online paying and getting paid. People even give away Dogecoins for free to help you get started!
Dogecoins are stored in your digital wallet. Getting your personal wallet is as simple as downloading the Dogecoin wallet and double-clicking on it. You can use it immediately. (We will help you get some free DOGEs in the next step!)
To receive doges, you must know your dogecoin address.
Click the "Much Receive" button.
Right-click on your first Dogecoin address and choose "Copy address", or click an address then click the "Copy Address" button at the bottom.
Addresses look like this: DHia1kvDH3Bz73cA1KXzHtjSF4cZC5njNC
Addresses are CaSe SeNsiTiVe. Copy them. Do not type them.
One of the best ways to get dogecoins is to buy them from reputable sources, like WeSellDoges.
Faucets (or "water bowls") are sites that give out free doges. Visit some of the sites below and paste in your Dogecoin address.
Sometimes the water bowls run dry and there are no dogecoins left in them. Just try another.
To receive Dogecoin from someone else, simply send them a Dogecoin address. You can make as many addresses as you like.
Dogecoin is the #1 social media crypto currency. You can receive Dogecoins on Reddit, Twitter, 4chan, and more are coming!
To be able to import a wallet to your Dogecoin client is an important feature. When you import a wallet you access the dogecoins that are on that wallet. Maybe someone has given you a paperwallet. To get the Dogecoins on that wallet you need to import them!
This is a version of a paper wallet. To access the private key you have to unfold the folded part.
Making a paperwallet is very good if you want to spread the word or pay with dogecoins. A paperwallet is built up with two different keys, a private and a public key. The private key is the one you use to get the dogecoins, and it is usually hidden within the wallet.
The result should look something like this:
After you download the Dogecoin wallet and unzip it, you'll see something similar to this:
Now, your Windows Explorer might look a bit different, but just look for that "Dogecoin-qt". That's what you want! Double-click that to run your Dogecoin program and create your Dogecoin wallet. The splash screen will come up for a few moments.
When the program loads, you'll see your empty wallet:
It will take a little while for you Dogecoin wallet to sync with the network. Don't fret. It will happen. This is what it looks like:
You'll see the green bar progress as your Dogecoin program syncs with the network. It can take some time depending on your Internet connection speed.
Once you're sync'd, you might see an "Out of sync" message for a bit. Relax. Doge will be good.
You can use your first address before this point, but you might feel more comfortable once you reach this point. At this point, you have completely sync'd with the network and you are 100% good as gold to go.
That's it! You're good! You've got your wallet 110% up and running!
Congratulations! You're a shibe-supreme!
Check out the value of doge at DogePay!
Time to get some DOGE!