There are a handful of ways to buy crypto.

You can buy

  • from a well known exchange like Coinbase or Bitbuy (and they usually want to know who you are)
  • from an ATM machine. Some places have Bitcoin atms that accept credit cards
  • a friend could send you a gift of crypto

But there has always been talk of crypto being anonymous currency and in a decentralized world.

But at this time to buy it on an exchange means showing a photo of yourself and some government ID and in some cases providing a copy of your full bank statement with all the things you may have purchased using your debit card in the last few months.

(under construction Dec 16, 2021)