Sign up for an account on Coinbase
The safest and easiest way to buy Bitcoin is to use an exchange like Coinbase. This will give you a secure place to store your Bitcoin and send/receive payments.
Disclaimer: The above link is a referral link. If you buy $100 worth crypto we both get $10 worth of free Bitcoin.
Verify your Coinbase account
Coinbase will ask you to connect your bank account and verify your account with some form of ID. This is the only hurdle in the process, but ensures the platform stays a safe and secure place to store legitimate funds.
Once your account is verified you will be able to buy Bitcoin with a credit card, which is the quickest way to get it. Otherwise, you could link a bank account to your Coinbase Wallet and transfer funds to exchange for Bitcoin, but this could take 3 – 5 working days to clear.
Now you’ve got Bitcoin you can use the Coinbase app to purchase goods from Turbanology.
Purchasing is easy. When you checkout, you’ll get a popup with a QR code and a 15 minute timer. Use the Coinbase app to set the amount of Bitcoin you need to send* then scan the QR code.
Confirm the transaction on the Coinbase app and a few seconds later you’ll see a message notifying you that the system is waiting for confirmation. You can close the popup at this point as you’ll be sent an email when the payment is confirmed.
*You will need to take the miner fee into account, so add a little bit more Bitcoin for that. The miner fee will be clearly stated before confirming payment.