Using X12 is easy, and there are a variety of tools and guides available to help newcomers. This page will guide you through the basics.

1. Start Here

X12 is a cryptocurrency that allows anonymous transactions around the world. X12 stands on pillars of security, privacy, and decentralization, and the community and developers are committed to protecting these values. We suggest learning more about how X12 works and reading the What is X12 page.

2. Support

Before reading further, it is important to know that there is a large, supportive community that can assist if your run into trouble. If you have questions about anything, no matter how large or small, don’t hesitate to ask. We chill in a lot of places, so see our Hangouts page to track us down. Remember, there are no stupid questions, and we are all learning together.

3. Getting a Wallet

You need somewhere to store physical cash such as your bank, your wallet, or under your mattress. Although X12 is an entirely digital asset (you cannot touch them!), you still need a place to store them. This is done in a digital wallet. You oversee securing your own funds, and there is no way to restore them if you make a mistake. Thus, take great care in selecting the right wallet for you. Some are safer and others are more convenient than others. See our downloads page for the wallets that The X12 Project has put out.

4. Getting X12

Empty wallets are no fun! Let’s get some X12 in there! You can receive X12 from someone else, or purchase some on an exchange. We do not endorse specific services, but you can view the exchanges that support X12 on the Merchants page. Depending on the exchange, you can buy X12 from several currencies including USD, EUR, and Bitcoin. For price speculation and talk, join the active trading discussion at #X12-markets.

5. Transfering X12

It is typically a poor idea to leave a large amount of money on an exchange. If you manage your wallet properly, it is a much safer place to store your X12. Learn how to send and receive X12 by viewing our guide, and learn about your risk exposure.

6. Now What?

You now have X12 and know how to use it! X12, like cash, can be used for many goods and services. For a list of some groups that accept X12 directly, see our Merchants page. Other services make it easy to pay Bitcoin addresses with the privacy of X12.