However, if you are positive you want to own some bitcoin – or fractions of a bitcoin – here is what you have to do.
Before you sign up with a crypto exchange or online brokerage that trades bitcoin, you will want to find a safe and secure crypto wallet.
Crypto wallets can be online, physical or even pieces of paper you carry around with you.
A paper wallet, for instance, is a piece of paper on which you have written down private and public keys, which you can generate on certain websites.
The private key is your most important key and you should never share it with anyone as it grants you access to your token.
Your public key, meanwhile, allows people to send you bitcoins, so it is safe to share with others.
Another option is a hardware wallet, which is often a USB stick-like object that stores your private keys offline.