If you live in the US, the easiest way to buy Bitcoin is through a website called Coinbase.
- Sign up for Coinbase.
- Connect your bank account or credit card.
- Purchase Bitcoin.
Step by Step
1. Sign up for Coinbase
- Go to Coinbase and sign up.
- You will need to verify your email, phone number, and identity.
2. Connect your bank account or credit card
- Bank account:
- Fees are less.
- Bitcoin available in 4–5 days.
- Credit card:
- Fees are more.
- Bitcoin usually available instantly.
3. Purchase Bitcoin
- Go to Coinbase.com/buy.
- Choose your payment method, and enter how much you want to buy (in the box circled below).
- Click Buy Bitcoin.
Best of luck in all of your cryptocurrency pursuits!
Although bank account purchases take 4-5 days, you pay the current Bitcoin price (regardless of the price in 4-5 days). ↩︎