Since I was in Hawaii during quarantine during COVID-19, I found it extremely frustrating to try and buy crypto. All of the major websites such as Coinbase and Gemini kept blocking my account because of my Hawaii ID, which meant that I could not buy crypto unless I got a different state ID.
Recently though, the crypto exchange Kraken has begun to allow crypto purchases even for Hawaii residents. I only found out about this recently, and I wish that it could have been an option earlier (or maybe I just happened to miss it). However, it is better late than never, and Kraken is relatively easy to use.
On Kraken, you can deposit money from your bank account directly into your Kraken account. You can then buy crypto such as Ethereum and Bitcoin (whether for NFTs or as an investment). If you are trying to buy crypto to use for NFTs, you will need to wait 72 hours before you can withdraw it to your Metamask (or another crypto wallet).
Crypto is an extremely volatile asset, and if you are trying to buy crypto to use on NFTs it is even more risky (and requires more work and due diligence). However, if you feel that you have done the proper research and want to get involved in the space, Kraken is a great place to start!
Kraken Recommendation Rating: 5
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!