For U.S. residents:

1. Create an account on Gemini or Coinbase or Kraken.

  • Note: Gemini may require an initial $25 wire fee to link to your financial institution/credit union if not among the major banks, but charges 0% for ACH transfers after
  • It is best practice to never publicize your exchange address as related to sex work. Coinbase being the most egregious offender in shutting down accounts

2. Verify that account. You will need to upload a wide variety of documents proving you are who you say you are for regulatory purposes. Once you upload your documents, verification takes about a day or two (time is dependent on how busy the service is. During times of price increases and tons of new users, it may take longer. Be patient.)

3. Once verified, you'll be able to send ETH to that exchange in order to cash out to USD as well as buy ETH (and/or other crypto like Bitcoin).