Purchase your first Ether (ETH).
Now you can actually start using your wallet. In order to fill your wallet with the Ether (ETH) needed to purchase someone's tokens offered on an ICO, you will need a cryptocurrency exchange.
There are many exchanges out there, such as Coinbase
, and many many more.
Some of these allow you to trade fiat currency (dollars or euro) for Ethereum directly, while others only allow exchanging Bitcoin (BTC) or another cryptocurrency to ETH. Also note that exchanges offer different exchange rates. Some might be more favorable to you than others, and the spread may be quite big. Visit a few of exchanges before each transaction, compare their rates and choose wisely!
I will not go into more detail about which exchange could be the best fit for you. Instead, I'll show you the easiest way to purchase ETH and receive it on the wallet you have just created. Note again that this is the easiest way to do it, but may not be the best for you.
The easiest way to purchase ETH is to visit MyEtherWallet again and click on the Coinbase widget you see when you log in.