March 23, 2024

Cryptocurrency was once an obscure way of handling money that seemed almost like a ponzi scheme or something bound to crash. Now, it’s everywhere. The digital money based on blockchain technology passed 100 million worldwide users in February and has seen growing interest in Austin and across Texas.

Austonia talked to investors Sam Feldman, who started Austin’s crypto billboards, and Jon Gregis of crypto community ATX DAO, about how they got into crypto and steps they recommend for people who want to get involved.

Both say they understand that people feel intimidated, but that the best way to get it is by diving right in.

“If someone has like 100 bucks to invest in Bitcoin, or if they’re comfortable with more, I think it’s very hard to learn about this in a way that’s just conceptual,” Feldman said.

If you’re crypto-curious, here are a few tips to get started:

Decide what you want to get out of it

​Crypto can seem elusive, and there are some basic concepts you’ll need to understand. One is blockchain technology. A blockchain is a digital ledger that’s used to record information such as transactions and NFT ownership. You’ve likely heard of some blockchains like…

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