Bitcoin is the first and most popular crypto-currency in the market. It has been called the currency of the future while others have called it the currency of the dark web where illegal stuff are bought and sold. However that hasn’t stopped big companies to start accepting Bitcoins as a payment method. Even Microsoft recently started accepting Bitcoin as a payment method.
So where are you in all this? Have you started looking into Bitcoin yet. The whole crypto-currency might seem a little complicated for average people but in a nutshell, it is a digital currency that claims not to be controlled by any single entity and provide anonymity to the people transacting in the network. The anonymity part gets weaker while you start using payment processors that accept bitcoin and require your personal data.
The thing with Bitcoin is, all of it’s transaction are completely public and synced with thousands of people who use Bitcoin but the identifiers are long and hard for any human to remember which are called Bitcoin wallets. So it’s mostly automated. But you can have any numbers of wallet as you can.
So, how do you track your earnings and spendings. One of the easiest way is use sites which provide online Bitcoin services like Blockchain.info. Simply adding you bitcoin wallet to the end of the address will show you the details of your bitcoin wallet.
Another site is Blockexplorer. which is similar to Blockchain without the design, with just the text.
The “1HB5XMLmzFVj8ALj6mfBsbifRoD4miY36v” is an Bitcoin wallet address for the wikileaks. Now the other way to track your Bitcoin is by having a Google Spreadsheet with the ability to grab data and display it back to you.