How to buy USDC (USDC) in the UK

Learn how to buy USDC (USDC) on 3+ crypto exchanges in our step-by-step guide.

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USDC (USDC) is a cryptoasset that currently ranks as the 6th largest by market cap (that's the total value of USDC in circulation – $32 billion).

Like all cryptoassets, it's highly volatile, and capable of major price swings in a single day. As of 13 April, USDC is trading for $1.00 (Β£0.80), an increase of 0.04% against $1.00 a day earlier. Over the past year, USDC's price has seen a decrease of 0.08%.

How to buy USDC in 4 steps

  1. Compare crypto exchanges
    The easiest way to buy USDC is from a cryptocurrency exchange. Comparing in the table below lets you find one with the features you want such as low fees, ease of use or 24-hour customer support.
  2. Create an account
    To create an account on an exchange, you will need to verify your email address and identity. Have some photo ID and your phone ready.
  3. Make a deposit
    Once verified, you can deposit funds using the payment method that best suits you – cryptocurrency, bank and card payments are widely accepted.
  4. Buy USDC
    You can now exchange your funds for USDC. On easier-to-use exchanges, this is as simple as entering the amount you want to purchase and clicking "Buy". If you like, you can now withdraw your USDC to your personal wallet.

The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes and all you'll need is a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, photo identification and a means of payment.

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  • Copy trading features
  • Well-trusted exchange
  • FCA registered

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  • Large selection of cryptocurrencies
  • Low fees for active traders
  • Pleasant UI for new traders

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  • No fiat deposit/withdrawal fees
  • Expansive list of digital assets
  • Available in 184+ countries

Where to buy USDC

Find an exchange to buy, sell and trade USDC by comparing deposit methods, supported fiat currencies and fees. Select "Go to site" to sign up directly with the exchange.

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eToro UK Cryptoasset Investing
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$50

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Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange
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Β£1

229

Uphold - Digital Asset Platform
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Β£10

214

CoinJar Cryptocurrency Exchange
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Β£10

63

Coinpass Cryptocurrency Exchange
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Β£10

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These exchanges cover a wide range of cryptocurrencies, but we can’t guarantee they’ll all offer this coin.

Is it a good time to buy USDC?

Only you can make the decision about when is the best time to buy USDC. However, here are some things to consider as part of your research.

Take a look at the fundamentals of USDC. What type of coin is it? Utility, payment or governance token etc? How large is its market cap? How many coins are in circulation? All this will help you to understand how USDC works and how much risk is involved.

Also consider how has performed so far. Our charts below show you USDC's performance over time as well as its all time high.

Recent USDC developments

March 11, 2023: The price of USDC depegged and fell to 87 cents USD. This was a result of USDC's parent company – Circle – revealing that it had US$3.3bn deposited with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The FDIC announced on Friday that it was taking over SVB, which created fear in the market relating to any assets or companies with exposure to SVB.
March 2022: The market cap for USDC topped $50 billion USD for the first time ever.
February 2022: The war between Russia and Ukraine resulted in a significant volume increase for USDC, with 44% of all trades on the Ukranian cryptocurrency exchange comprising either USDC or USDT. This spike was largely due to the economic implications of the invasion negatively affecting the value of Ukranian and Russian fiat currencies.

USDC to USD and GBP calculator

Our calculator works out how much USDC would be worth in USD and GBP, depending on how much you hold or are looking to purchase.

USDC price last updated 13 April 2024, 03:04 UTC.

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Frequently asked questions

*Cryptocurrencies aren't regulated in the UK and there's no protection from the Financial Ombudsman or the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Your capital is at risk. Capital gains tax on profits may apply.

Cryptocurrencies are speculative and investing in them involves significant risks - they're highly volatile, vulnerable to hacking and sensitive to secondary activity. The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you invested. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. This content shouldn't be interpreted as a recommendation to invest. Before you invest, you should get advice and decide whether the potential return outweighs the risks. Finder, or the author, may have holdings in the cryptocurrencies discussed.

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