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Everything you need to get started with cryptocurrency.

You might have heard about Bitcoin, but there’s so much more to cryptocurrency than that. Our guides make learning about cryptocurrency easy – allowing you to buy, trade and store your cryptocurrency in as much time as it takes to set up a new bank account.

Get started with our A-Z of cryptocurrencies to learn more, or head straight to our exchanges guide to buy and trade your favourites. Plus, don’t forget to check out our wallets guide to learn how to keep your crypto safe.

Where to buy and sell cryptocurrency in the UK

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Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.

Name Product Deposit methods Fiat Currencies Cryptocurrencies
eToro Cryptocurrency Trading
Credit card, Debit card, Neteller, PayPal, Wire transfer, Online banking
EUR, GBP, NZD, USD, AUD, CAD, HKD, SGD, CHF, NOK & 5+ more

27
cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency warning: Cryptoasset investing is unregulated in the UK. There’s no consumer protection. Your capital is at risk.
Copy the trades of leading cryptocurrency investors on this unique social investment platform.
CoinJar Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Debit card, Faster Payments (FPS)
GBP, AUD

42
cryptocurrencies

Uphold Digital Money Platform
Bank transfer (ACH), Credit card, Debit card
AED, ARS, AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HRK, HUF, ILS, INR, JPY, KES, MXN, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, RON, SEK, SGD, USD

49
cryptocurrencies

Buy, send and convert more than 49 currencies at the touch of a button.
Kriptomat Cryptocurrency Exchange
Credit card, Neteller, SOFORT, Skrill, SEPA
EUR

198
cryptocurrencies

Finder Exclusive: Sign up with code FINDER15 and get EUR 15 when you spend over EUR 100 each month. T&Cs apply.
Buy a large selection of cryptocurrencies instantly via credit card or bank account after registering. Store your crypto conveniently in Kriptomat's multi-currency wallet.
Ziglu Cryptocurrency Exchange
Credit card, Debit card, Apple Pay, Google Pay
GBP, EUR

10
cryptocurrencies

Buy as little as £1 of cryptocurrency with a flat exchange fee of 1.25%. Ziglu is on the FCA's register of crypto-asset firms and also offers insurance for your crypto against cyber attacks.
BC Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Broker
Credit card, Debit card, Faster Payments (FPS), BACS, Instant SEPA
GBP, EUR

122
cryptocurrencies

BC Bitcoin is a UK-based cryptocurrency brokerage that buys and sells more than 100 different cryptocurrencies.
Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH)
USD, AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, SGD, HKD

48
cryptocurrencies

Trade bitcoin, Ethereum and more at a US-based exchange where payments can be made in USD.
Coinbase Digital Currency Exchange
Bank transfer (ACH), Credit card, Debit card, PayPal, Bank transfer (SEPA)
USD, EUR, GBP, CAD, MXN, HRK, CZK, DKK, CLP, BGN & 10+ more

73
cryptocurrencies

Buy and sell major cryptocurrencies on one of the world's most renowned cryptocurrency exchanges.
Paybis Cryptocurrency Exchange
Bank transfer, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, Neteller, Skrill, Apple Pay
EUR, GBP, USD, AUD, CAD, PHP, SGD, CHF, HKD, JPY & 30+ more

32
cryptocurrencies

Buy Bitcoin and other popular cryptocurrencies with credit card or debit card on this digital cryptocurrency exchange.

US residents: Restricted in the following states - NY, CT, NM, WA, HI, AL, VT, FL, AK, NV.
Paxful P2P Cryptocurrency Marketplace
Cash, Credit card, Cryptocurrency, PayPal, Western Union
DZD, XCD, ARS, AMD, AWG, AUD, AZN, BSD, BHD, BDT & 140+ more

3
cryptocurrencies

Connect with bitcoin buyers and sellers through this peer-to-peer marketplace that accepts cash, credit and more than 300 other payment methods.
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Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of cryptocurrency or any specific provider, service or offering. It is not a recommendation to trade.
Name Product Wallet Type Supported Cryptocurrencies Price (USD) Disclaimer
Ledger Nano X Wallet
Hardware wallet
BTC, ETH, XRP, BCH, ADA, LTC, BNB, EOS, XTZ, XLM & 1,350+ more
$119
The Ledger Nano X comes with added Bluetooth functionality, more memory and a higher quality screen than its big brother, the Nano S.
ZenGo Cryptocurrency App
ZenGo Cryptocurrency App
Mobile wallet
BTC, ETH, USDT, LINK, BNB, UNI, WBTC, XTZ, OKB, LEO & 30+ more
Free download
Take advantage of ZenGo's unique self-custody system to buy, sell and spend and earn cryptocurrency in your own wallet.
Ledger Nano S Wallet
Hardware wallet
BTC, XRP, ETH, BCH, EOS, XLM, LTC, TRX, ADA, MIOTA & 1,330+ more
$59
Securely store some of the world's leading cryptocurrencies on the Ledger Nano S hardware wallet.
TREZOR One Wallet
Hardware wallet
BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, LINK, XLM, HT, USDC, DASH & 1280+ more
$63
TREZOR hardware wallet is a secure way to keep your cryptocurrency safe from hackers and malware.
TREZOR Model T Wallet
Hardware wallet
BTC, ETH, XRP, USDT, BCH, LTC, EOS, XTZ, LINK, XLM & 1380+ more
$195
The next generation of hardware wallet from TREZOR, the Model T includes a host of new features including a touchscreen and improved processing.
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What exactly is cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens that have a value, just like a £10 bill is a physical token that happens to have £10 worth of value.

The difference is that digital currencies are purely electronic. Just like a photograph on the Internet can be copied and replicated over and over again until the original is worthless, the same thing could happen to a coin.

In order for a cryptocurrency to have value, a coin needs to be unique and unreplicable. The Bitcoin blockchain was the innovation that made this possible.

How to get started

1. Choose a cryptocurrency

Altcoins

A lot of people usually start with Bitcoin or Ethereum before exchanging for other cryptocurrencies. Our coin guides cover some of the most commonly traded cryptocurrencies on the market today.

2. Find a cryptocurrency exchange

Cryptocurrency exchange

Find an exchange to buy cryptocurrency. You’ll usually start by exchanging fiat currency (such as GBP) to your chosen cryptocurrency. After that, you might trade cryptocurrency to cryptocurrency.

3. Store your crypto in a wallet

Cryptocurrency wallet

While you might store your cryptocurrency on an exchange, it’s generally more secure to use your own wallet. Not all wallets can hold all crypto. Check to see if yours is supported by your wallet.

How to get cryptocurrency

Getting your hands on cryptocurrency is easy enough. Most people use an online exchange where they trade their dollars for crypto. Then there are other ways, such as Bitcoin ATMs, peer-to-peer trading or even over-the-counter (OTC) desks for larger purchases.
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Top cryptocurrencies by market cap

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Coins and tokens

There are now well over 2,000 cryptocurrencies and tokens, which is a lot to get your head around. Thankfully we’ve done the hard work and written guides on some of the most popular ones, plus a range of articles to help you understand cryptocurrency more easily.
a-z cryptocurrencies
We list our guides to over 100 cryptocurrencies you should know about. Find out more about a coin or token, including where to buy or sell it.
Coins VS Tokens
Don’t know your tokens from your coins? Find out how they differ and why this matters.
blockchain link close up
Blockchain is much more than just Bitcoin. Find out how it works.
Bitcoin guide
Introduce yourself to Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency that started it all.
Ethereum
Learn more about the Ethereum network, where to buy and sell its Ether (ETH) token and how it works.
Ripple Guide
Take a look at Ripple’s global payments network, how XRP works and what to consider if you want to buy XRP.

Trending coins and tokens

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Cryptocurrency wallets and storage

Even though it’s digital, cryptocurrency still needs to be kept somewhere safe. This can be achieved in a few different ways. You might store it in a digital wallet, use a specialised hardware wallet, or even leave it on a reputable and secure exchange that you trust. Check out these guides to help decide which option is best for you.
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Spending and using cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency is being adopted at different rates all around the world. In some places you can pay for your morning coffee with Bitcoin, then hop online and pay your household bills with XRP. Elsewhere, you’d be lucky to access an exchange. As such, we’ve picked out some of the most widely adopted ways of using your cryptocurrency around the world.
girl holding Bitcoin
Selling Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in exchange for cash is simple. Here’s how you can do it.
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Cryptocurrency trading

Cryptocurrency is being touted as the future of the global economy. Until adoption takes hold though, many people are choosing to use cryptocurrency as a financial asset to speculate and trade with. These guides provide a simple introduction to the complex world of cryptocurrency trading.
Trading bots
Find out how you can automate your trading through programs known as bots.
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Advance your cryptocurrency knowledge

Keen on going deeper into the cryptocurrency market? Check out our must-read guides.

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Cryptocurrency news and TV

Keep on top of the latest news about markets, prices, adoption, regulation and more with our news portals which offer articles, video and email content to suit your needs.
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Crypto Finder TV is your one-stop shop for cryptocurrency news, interviews, how-tos and more.

Disclaimer: Cryptocurrencies are speculative, complex and involve significant risks – they are highly volatile and sensitive to secondary activity. Performance is unpredictable and past performance is no guarantee of future performance. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before relying on this information. You should also verify the nature of any product or service (including its legal status and relevant regulatory requirements) and consult the relevant Regulators' websites before making any decision. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.
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    JohnJanuary 20, 2018

    I have approximately £100 of Bitcoin currency with Blockchain. Do you have a code number which would allow me to transfer this amount initially for trading? Thank you.

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      RenchJanuary 21, 2018Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      There are some trading platforms that gives you the opportunity to trade the market without limitation or has lots of withdrawal options and large monthly trading limits like eToro or Bitfinex.

      I suggest inquiring directly from their support team for assistance.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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