How to set up and use Bitcoin Core

  1. Download installer from https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/ and install it.

2. Set up your password by clicking on “Settings” and “Encrypt wallet”.

Remember, you can’t reset your password if you lose it once.

*You can only start making transactions after the blockchain data is synced up. (see the bar at the bottom)

3. Click “Send” and type the recipients address on “Pay to” and type number of Bitcoin you want to send on “Amount”. (e.g: 1(1 full Bitcoin), 0.3) and click “Send”. Then type your password to confirm transaction.

4. You can check your transaction list by clicking “Transaction” on the top.