We encourage you to do your own due diligence and double check everything you read and hear about cryptocurrencies.
Learn about as many coins as you can and google the history of coins you find interesting before you buy. A lot of coins start
out by announcing on Bitcointalk. You can learn the history of the project from the thread. CoinMarketCap is a good place to start learning
about a coin because it has links to their website and announcements as well as what markets they are on and their latest social media posts.
This is a good video with a lot of good advice.
The best way to learn about something is doing it. We recommend starting with a small purchase of Bitcoin on a trusted exchange.
Coinbase.com and the Cash App by Square on Android and iOS are 2 easy options to get started with a small amount, like even $5 or less.
After you purchase your Bitcoin you can practice installing and backing up a trustworthy multi-coin wallet like Exodus on PC or Mac, or Coinomi
on Android and iOS. These are just good and easy options for new people, but use whatever wallet you trust and know how to. Once you are sure your wallet is backed up properly, you can practice sending your Bitcoin to it from the exchange. Once you send your Bitcoin to your wallet you can practice tracking the transaction on a block explorer like Blockchain.com with the transaction id and your wallet public address.
Do not invest in any cloud mining. Most sites are 100% ponzi schemes that will exit scam. There may be a legit site or 2 but the chances of
them getting "hacked" or turning into an exit scam are still really high. Plus with difficulty adjustments the time to ROI on your investment is usually much longer than expected, if ever. Mining and staking are legitimate ways to earn cryptocurrency if you do it with your own equipment or stake tho. We will have a section to help people understand and get started with mining and staking cryptocurrency.
In general it is not a good idea to respond to random messages involving cryptocurrency you may receive from groups and forums.
Cryptocurrency signal groups are generally just pump and dump groups and are very risky. There are a lot of crypto advisers and coaches out
there these days. Most are not qualified at best and scammers at worse. There are legit ones out there but we recommend carefully finding them
on your own, only after you have a good idea what you are doing, if that is a way you want to go.