There are several ways you can get cryptocurrency, some are easier and cheaper than others. Here are your main options:
1. Coinbase is something between an exchange and a wallet and provides an excellent, relatively easy and cheap (low fees) way to buy and sell bitcoin, ether, and litecoin via a fiat bank account or credit card. The only thing is they don’t provide their buy/sell service in every country. Check out if you country is supported here.
2. Exchanges. Buying cryptocurrency with fiat money on exchanges is one of the more complex ways to get crypto, given the registration and setup processes. Generally on exchanges you will buy bitcoin by sending money from your fiat bank account. But each exchange has its own terms, so check them out. Here are the exchanges we would recommend for buying bitcoin: DSX.uk, Binance.com, CEX.io, Gate.io, HitBTC, kucoin
3. Mining. Technically you can still mine some cryptocurrencies, though getting the hardware and physical space to do it is extremely expensive. Those who want to earn cryptocurrency via mining are also turning to cloud mining, which is basically like purchasing a share in a mining farm and thus collecting a percentage of the profits. Mining services we would recommend are Minergate and Genesis Mining. (not recommend)