As I'm sure a lot of others are, I'm a little annoyed and uncomfortable with how much identifiable information a lot of exchanges require before I can start buying with fiat (kraken requiring a picture of my face with my DL springs to mind). Plus I'm more then a little lost amid all the various options available to use for buying bitcoin in the first place. All with varying reports of their reliability on this subreddit.
As I type this, I have bitcoin core updating on my desktop. My only source of income is my 9 to 5, but I want to start really investing in crypto on a regular basis. Is there something you lot would recommend that won't require so much invasive info? Am I over thinking the exchanges kyc stuff? What could I do to earn bitcoin straight up?