One of the controversial topics within the cryptocurrency realms is where to get your ETH or BTC from.
Personally, I love the Coinbase experience, the website and app both have really nice user interfaces, and really give off a sense of quality as you navigate through their sign up processes.
Their fees of buying off a direct debit or credit card are 3.99% which is the most you’ll pay. In all honesty, for the ease of use and the professionalism within the Coinbase ecosphere, I think it’s worth it. There are other places to buy your crypto from too, but I’ve not ventured too far from Coinbase for exchanging fiat for ETH.
Once I’ve bought from Coinbase, I transfer my ETH over into a wallet, because while storing it on the exchange is convenient, I think we’ve all learnt from the MntGox story that it’s not always the safest place to keep it.
The final icing on the cake for Coinbase is that they offer a referral system, so if you for every person that uses the following button to purchase $100 dollars worth of ETH from Coinbase, not only do you get $10 worth of BTC for free, but so do I. Once you’ve signed up, you can get the same referral system too. It’s a win win situation.