The logo of blockchain company Ripple is seen at the SIBOS banking and financial conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Thomson Reuters

Following bitcoin’s booming 2017, cryptocurrencies have become the hot new investment play.

One of the most talked-about cryptos is Ripple’s XRP, whose value in July had risen by more than 3,000% since the beginning of 2017.

Its market cap of $7.6 billion makes it the third-largest cryptocurrency behind bitcoin and ether.

Unlike with those two other giants, buying XRP takes a bit more finagling than just taking a trip over to a popular exchange like Coinbase — though that’s still important.

Here’s how to buy your first batch of Ripple’s XRP coins.