STEP ONE: Sign-up & Verify Coinbase
First you’ll need a trusted platform to buy Bitcoin ($BTC), Ethereum ($ETH), or Litecoin ($LTC).
- Create a Coinbase account (click here for sign-up bonus). You may need to refresh if you experience delays caused by peak usage.
- Please note that the ID verification process may take a bit to complete, but once verified you’ll be able to trade right away. The reason for this delay is that Coinbase has added over 1 million new clients in under a month and they’re constantly updating their system to be able to hold more traffic. You can check the status of the Coinbase system here.
- Once you’ve uploaded your ID and yielded no errors, Coinbase will email you shortly saying that your ID has been verified.
Continue to step two here.