How Do I Get Bitcoins – Short Overview
There are many ways to buy bitcoins. Generally, bitcoins can be accepted as a means of payment for goods or services by anyone. The most common way to buy bitcoins is through a Bitcoin exchange. An overview of officially recognized exchange exchanges can be found here.
There are also some service providers that offer Bitcoin ATM’s. In such Bitcoin ATM’s coins and banknotes can be exchanged for bitcoin vouchers. These vouchers can then be validated online. An overview of all providers of such Bitcoin ATM’s worldwide and where they were installed, can be found here.
Trade Over the Network
Furthermore, you can trade directly with other participants in the network. If you are interested in mining, you can use sufficient hardware to try and create blocks yourself and be rewarded with bitcoins (currently 12.5 plus transaction fee).