The question I'm asked most from friends is "where can I buy [insert coin]"? Hawaii's regulations on the cryptospace stretches only so far. Its important to understand that it's the exchanges themselves that are currently regulated. Owning any one particular cryptocurrency is not illegal. Its not even against any current regulation. Our goal with this section is simple, to provide folks with a list of exchanges that meet certain criteria, and to reveal reliable methods and secrets to finding that blue chip coin or that hard to reach gem and everything in between.
Lastly, the ever growing defi (decentralized finance) space must be acknowledged. There is no central body with these platforms for regulators to attack. In a sense, they operate outside of current regulation. Please note: understanding the need for KYC or "know your customer" is both a responsibility and requirement in most cases. It is the process of verifying your identity.