Access to buy and sell cryptocurrencies is not at the level of adoption we would all like to see, but it has certainly improved over the years.
I remember the first Gridseed Orb miner I set up at my office in Deep Ellum back in 2014 because that was the only way I could get my hands on Bitcoin without dealing with some pretty risky exchanges or dealing with seedy elements, etc...
My how things have changed since those days.
If you are new to crypto, here are some resources I thought you might find useful...
Create a Coinbase account, download the app & get verified to buy your first Bitcoin, Ether or Litecoin easily - http://axz.mx/2jwcW4f
Use Exodus, it's the easiest to get up and going (but be careful and set a strong password!) - http://axz.mx/2jtfpfz
Changelly to get the best exchange rate for your coins (useful for converting from one alt coin to another) - http://axz.mx/2xXen1N
Use Binance for Exchange - https://www.binance.com/?ref=15027237
Use TradingView (for your technical analysis) - http://axz.mx/2zL9Y1X
Coinigy (so you don't have to login to 5 exchanges) - http://axz.mx/2A1GPjT