How do you fund a bitcoin account? I understand there are people you can buy them from, but where do they get them or how do they generate them or move external money into the bitcoin system? This very well maybe a dumb question. Just trying to grasp the concept.
When you contribute your computing power to the Bitcoin network, you have the opportunity to win a batch of bitcoins every ten minutes or so. These bitcoins essentially come out of thin air, but people value them because they exist in a finite amount and you can easily trade them for stuff.