Love them or hate them, there is no denying that digital currencies are making a huge impact with how we purchase goods and services and on how business is being conducted now. With Bitcoins becoming legal tender here in Japan within the next couple of months, you can be sure it won't be long before other countries start following suit.
So for someone completely new to Bitcoins, and digital currencies in general, where do we start?
First things first, you'll need a wallet to store your currency in. The 2 I recommend are Coinbase and BlockChain. This is free, and will only take a few minutes to get setup. Once created, your Bitcoin wallet address will look something like this "13XR8Az4RhJZxWCMBWhjeZ532XTTdmwKRL". Make a note of it, and keep it somewhere safe, since without it you won't be able to do anything with your Bitcoins.
For a quick and easy introduction on using Bitcoins Try Bitcoin is an awesome place to start.