Before venturing on buying digital currencies, it is important that you have the basic knowledge when it comes to cyptocurrencies or digital currencies. Without the basic knowledge, you may end up losing more money or worse, you may be entering an unsecured website and lose all the money you tried to invest. So it is just advisable to learn more about all the basics before starting on this exciting new digital trading journey.
Using exchange websites
Similar to going to a foreign exchange facility, using a digital currency exchange website would allow you direct buy and sell bitcoins using your online bank or debit card. There are several exchange websites and they would only vary so little, mostly on the features that can be found locally on their website.
In order for you to be able to buy bitcoin, you must have a secured digital wallet. Your wallet contains your private key that allows you to access your digital currency regardless of the market that you are currently in. This is pre-requisite when purchasing digital currency because this is where your money will be virtually stores, so to speak.
Software and hardware wallets Both software and hardware wallets are secured and easy to use. The only difference is that with software wallet, you will be using a software, an application, or a mobile app, to be able to generate the wallet where you can store your private key. With a hardware wallet, you would actually be needing a hardware to store the private key. One recommended hardware is a small flash drive to be used as your digital wallet. The flash drive is portable so that you can always bring it with you. It is also said that hardware wallets are more secured because you can use it without initially going online.