“Not your keys, not your bitcoin” (Andreas M. Antonopoulos).
Your private cryptographic key is like your password which allows you to buy, receive and manage your bitcoin and other crypto. If you leave this with an exchange or other service it could get stolen, lost, confiscated, etc. CoinCompass not only helps you buy but also transfer and manage your coins securely in your own fully-controlled cold storage.
00) Introduction to the series 01) A secure computer 02) A secure connection 03) A new dedicated email 04) A password manager 05) 2nd Factor Authentication (2FA) 06) Intro to exchanges 07) Depositing into an exchange 08) Buying BTC on an exchange 09) A hardware wallet (H/W) 10) Withdrawing from exchanges 11) Cold storage best practices 12) Final thoughts and next steps