I've been trying to buy $20 worth of Ether for two days. The first way I tried (with Argent), charged me a flat fee that equated to 25% of my total purchase amount, so I opted to look into other solutions. Coinbase doesn't let me buy crypto because my ID is not from the country in which I reside (European citizen in North America), Binance affiliates rejected my debit card, and Binance itself isn't allowing me to purchase anything for 3 days while they verify my ID.
To buy a currency that's supposed to be safe, secure, anonymous, and instant, I've uploaded my ID to 4 different exchanges, one of which is based in the botnet that is China, I've been rejected from two, and I have to wait days until I can access a limited buying amount with Binance. When did things go so wrong?