To get started, you need:
1) A Bitcoin Wallet to secure and conveniently access your funds. Our top recommendation is Exodus 2) An Exchange Account to buy and sell digital currency. Use the CoinCompass tool below to find what we recommend
After you have these 2 things (which are free to setup), you're good to go!
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