I went to Google and typed in Coinbase. Wikipedia breaks down Coinbase from the beginning to here I am blogging about it. Why?
I didn't know where to start. Talking with my Internet buddy Hokalugie I inquired to him for advise. He scared the bageebees out of me, "It's iLLEGAL!", lol.
My thinking is, "I really want to do this" but where to start? How can it be illegal when so many are in my minds eye invested?
I went to Google typing in cryptocurrency, cryptocurrencies, virtual money, virtual currency and what ever else at the time came out of my thinking fingers. I was finding information but was it iLLEGAL? Forgot the key words: illegal and SCAM!
I sent him a few thousand (just kidding) what seemed to be a few hundred links in my mind anyways where the Internet was telling me it's not illegal and seems pretty legit. I blasted him the links.
Now, I was in the waiting spot chomping at the bits waiting for him to get back with me.
I got the go! Now I'm thinking, where to start?
My buddy said, "open up a Coinbase account". I'm thinking why Coinbase? I thought I'll figure this out later I'm really wanting to do this. That is after asking him what seemed to be a million questions. Don't you just love friends who are patient? Sure does make the journey a lot easier that is for sure.
I dove right in. I went to the website thinking to myself I wonder how easy this is going to be. I'm scared half out of my mind but I am going to do this. CONCUR!
At first I'm like this is easy, cool. But then I'm like wholly cow! I'm scared. I want to shut down. I walked away and took a breather.
Most of the world has a cell phone but me :( I'm thinking to myself how am I going to get this account verified and get it set up so I can get funds into my coinbase account?
There is a cell phone on file using a trusted source. If you can't trust your Mom who are you going to trust? Thanks Mom! She is high tech where I'm still on the fence. Now I'm really in a pickle thinking to myself, "Is it time to get one of those tracking, cancer causing profilers yet?"
FINALLY, I got my account set up. Coinbase gave me options to transfer funds from my Paypal account, credit/debit card or link up my bank account. The bank account will take a couple of days to verify using the deposit process. Paypal was really easy as Coinbase let me verify using the deposit verification process. The debit/credit card no so easy they needed identification. Sending it across the air to Coinbase it didn't like my identification for whatever reason.
Filling out all the other information on their site and tooling around on the site was a joyful ease but here I am in the waiting spot, again.
Hokalugie where are you!