Bitcoin is digital property with a provably finite supply.

When you own bitcoin, you own a scarce asset on the most powerful computing network in the world.

This unique digital asset has super powers: It travels through space and time with no energy loss. In other words, it stores value, and it is an unstoppable medium of exchange.

One way to get bitcoin is to buy it. Buying bitcoin is like exchanging currency. For instance, you exchange U.S. dollars for bitcoin.

In most cases, when you buy bitcoin from an exchange, it is disbursed to a custodial wallet. You will want to withdraw your bitcoin to a non-custodial wallet.

The list below is not comprehensive, but these services offer some of the easiest ways to get your first bitcoin — I tend to prefer Bitcoin Only services.

Take custody of your bitcoin by downloading a wallet.