To complete your membership contribution and receive Civil tokens (CVL), you must buy Ether (ETH). Then you will be able to exchange ETH for CVL. Unfortunately at this time, you can’t use USD or local currencies to directly buy Civil tokens. You must first convert local currencies into ETH using an exchange like Coinbase or Gemini. You will need to have your debit card or bank account details handy, as well as your passport to verify your identity. Don't worry, both Coinbase and Gemini are regulated and in compliance with all applicable laws in each jurisdiction in which they operate.
Once you fund your wallet via Coinbase or Gemini, you can return to Civil where we will walk you through how to complete your membership contribution. We know this can be confusing. For more information, read this blog post or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org