It’s been an exciting week for us with the launch of The Bitcoin Manual website (that we’re slowly but surely building) and our Twitter page! Not only that but meeting people from the Celsius Network last weekend was great to share experiences and stories. Then to top it all off, we’re excited to announce that the UK wing of TBM has joined the Bitcoin Pioneer education initiative from Luno to help bring more Brits to Bitcoin. Or should that be Bitcoin to the Brits?
Despite the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) trying to strike fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) in to the space, there are reportedly around 2 and half million of us in the UK that have Bitcoin! We know this could and should be a lot higher which is why when we heard about the Bitcoin Pioneer program, we had to apply for it!
What Is The Bitcoin Pioneer Program?
This is an initiative that was set up at the end of 2020 by Jason Deane who is a writer on all things Bitcoin and Finance with his own book called “How to Explain Bitcoin to Your Mum” and is a Luno ambassador. The Bitcoin Pioneer program has the backing from Barry Silbert who is the CEO of Digital Currency Group, owns Coindesk, Foundry, Grayscale, Genesis and Luno.
Try Bitcoin For The First Time
With this monumental support, it means that if you’re in the UK and you’re Bitcoin curious then you can start out your Bitcoin journey with a little, free BTC gift so you can play around and get familiar without having to spend anything first. If this sounds interesting to you and you meet the criteria below then drop us a line on our contact page and we will help you get started.
We know what the journey in to Bitcoin is like and it can feel overwhelming but everyone makes their own journey. It’s a steep learning curve and even those who have been in for a few years like myself are still learning! You may hear about Bitcoin, do a bit of reading, put it down, come back to it and you go back and forth a few times before you take the plunge.
Thankfully, Luno is a really user friendly app and you will need to register an account there in order to get started on your Bitcoin journey. Once you have registered, get yourself familiar with the app, have a read in the “explore section” or suss out the wallets. Just make sure you don’t make any transactions until you have entered our promotional code below!
Here is a list of the criteria in order to receive your gift and get started on your Bitcoin journey:
- Don’t have a Luno account already.
- Must be over 18 years old, with ID, and resident in the UK
- Must be fully registered on Luno BEFORE the promotional code is entered
- Promotional code BPNHARRISON must be entered BEFORE any transaction is made. Put this code in the “Rewards” section of the app where it says “Enter a Code” and away you go
If you have never used Bitcoin before then this is the perfect opportunity to get familiar with it and we will help you along the way at The Bitcoin Manual – just reach out on our contact page.