Interested to know how you actually purchased them ?? ....can you elaborate please ....
Well, it was a bit of a learning curve for me. First, I had to register on a exchange. Actually, I registered on a number of them.
1. Determine HOW you will make payment to buy your Bitcoin.
The exchange I currently use, is LocalBitcoins.
2. Find a seller who accepts the form of payment you wish to buy. There are LOADS of options, on the Quick Buy page. Adjust the settings accordingly, and submit your search.
Then, I purchased Bitcoin from a seller I found on that site. Two, actually, now. I completed my second trade today, with a different seller.
3. Determine which exchange you need to transfer your Bitcoin to, in order to make your purchase. (It goes without saying, to have a account set up with that exchange before hand.)
I then transferred my Bitcoin to another site, called YoBit. On Yobit, I use my Bitcoin to purchase other coins. In this case, my purchase was NoLimitCoin (NLC2).
4. Once your transfer has completed, you will have your bitcoin in your wallet on the 2nd exchange. This is where you will purchase the other coin - or, if it is bitcoin you wish to hold on to, simply transfer that to your off-line wallet for Bitcoin.
NOTE: You cannot mix different coins, to my knowledge. You must have a different wallet for each cryptocurrency, as far as I know. (I do not have one on my computer for Bitcoin, because I don't hold on to it. I use it, right away, to buy whatever I am in the market for at the time.)
NOTE: I have been told to never leave my coins on an exchange site unless buying / selling them.
Since I purchased NLC2. I went to their site. From the NoLimitCoin site, I downloaded their WALLET (formats offered for different operating systems) to keep my coins offline. This provides the absolute best security for you.
Then, from the second exchange (YoBit), I transferred my NLC2 coin to the offline wallet located on my computer.
NOTE: Keep current backups of your wallet. I keep backups for mine in three separate locations, an encrypted folder on one hard drive and two encrypted flash drives. (Not sure it is really necessary to keep them in encrypted folders.)
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1. As previously stated, DO NOT leave your coin on ANY exchange if not buying / selling them.
2. NEVER leave your wallet unlocked if not using it.
3. NEVER lose your "passphrase" or "key" associated with your wallet. If you do, your coins are gone forever.
Here is an example of a passphrase: bees never rate theme future require indicate observe stomach return home tomorrow
A passphrase like that, along with a 26 digit password, will keep someone interested in stealing your coin, quite busy for a very, very long time.
If you have any questions, I will gladly help you with what I have learned, thus far.
Edited by Paul, 14 November 2017 - 05:22 PM.