Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge, etc...
Coinbase, CashApp, etc.
Coinbase is one of the better known platforms to obtain crypto. You can purchase a number of different coins on there with your credit or debit card.
CashApp ,on the other hand, at the moment only allows the purchase of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is currently the most widely recognized and accepted cryptocurrency. For your entrance into cryptocurrency, you can use either. Use your credit or debit card on either platform.
Let's Talk About Wallets
There are two categories of wallets, Hot & Cold. Hot wallets are phone or computer applications like Exodus, Trust Wallet and Atomic Wallet. Cold wallets are a physical piece of hardware like a Ledger Nano or A Trezor. The physical size ranges from a little bigger than a credit card to a usb flash drive. There are many of them, those are just a few. Do your research and find one that you are comfortable with.
Make Sure You Write Down and Protect Your Recovery Phrase
When you first set up any good wallet, you will be given a recovery phrase that is the key back to your money should you ever lose access to it from a lost device or forgotten password.
Each wallet comes with a very specific back up phrase that consist of 12-24 random words in a specific order. You need to write this down exactly how they give it to you and put it away somewhere safe. If for any reason you lose your password, this phrase will help you recover your lost wallet. Without it, everything is gone forever…foreverever.
This is what brought you here in the first place.
Do you remember what NFTs are? The Non-Fungible tokens. If you followed the earlier advice and information, you should be almost ready to make a purchase. You'll only need one more thing, a MetaMask.
MetaMask is another wallet based on the Ethereum platform and is compatible with almost all NFT marketplaces. Not only does it allow you to hold Ethereum based coins in the wallet but it also allows you to store your NFT Art & Collectibles. You can download it as an app on your phone or as a web browser add-on or extension on your computer.
MetaMask Browser Add-on(Google Chrome)
MetaMask Browser Add-on(Firefox)
There are a number of NFT Marketplaces. Two of the most notable are Open Sea and rarible. You can see the Grown Fresh NYC profile on both platforms
Don't just check us out though, check out all the artists. The talent is endless. However, just like any other marketplace, be safe. Some people are on there just to ride the wave. Keep your third eye open.
The Future is Present
Cryptocurrency is not a fad. It's here to stay. It's the new form of currency that empowers the people. It provides self management and financial security. Even if you don't buy an NFT... I hope you use this information to further your financial knowledge and get your feet wet in the new world. There are hundreds of other coins to check out besides the "Big Three"(Bitcoin, Ethereum, and LiteCoin). Do your research. Invest wisely. Spend wisely. I know this seems like a lot of fu*kin work just to buy our damn art and collectibles.... but think of it more as your introduction into the new financial system of cryptocurrency. You are now set for the future. Now....go cop something!I have to include this..I am not a financial advisor I am merely passing on some useful information that I was able to research from various sources and put together for you. I encourage to do your own research and learn more than me. Conduct your own due diligence, Any investments, trades, speculations, or decisions made on the basis of any information found on this site, expressed or implied herein, are committed at your own risk, financial or otherwise.