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)