Pay your house rent first

There’s a good chance you’ll lose all your money and end up sleeping under a bridge somewhere. Pay your rent in advance so you don’t see shege.

Have one last look at your pocket

Whether you actually hammer or not, your pocket will never remain the same. Take one last look at it and savour the moment.

Only invest what you can afford to lose

If you think sleeping under a bridge is too harsh, and you want to avoid stories that touch, don’t invest more than you’re ready to lose. 

Start famzing crypto Twitter

Now that you have your crypto school fees in one hand, the next step is to join crypto Twitter. Steal a picture of a cartoon ape and use it as your profile picture. Change your username to “kinikan.eth”, start looking for similar accounts, and one by one, your brethren will find you.

Learn the language

Crypto Twitter has many abbreviations and you need to learn all of them. “GM” is “good morning”, HFSP is “Have fun staying poor” and “WAGMI” means “We’re all gonna make it”. If you enter crypto without knowing the language, you’re not going to make it.

Learn how crypto works

Before you actually put your money into it, learn how crypto works so you don’t get rug-pulled or watch your money go up in flames. We heard Luno has a lot of learning resources to help you get into crypto like a pro.

Use a good exchange to buy your first crypto

You can’t hammer if you keep your money in a place that gives you sleepless nights. Find a crypto exchange that allows you to buy the best coins easily. Luno is a good example. It lets you buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other cryptocurrencies as easily as cooking noodles. Download the app and sign up to get started.



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