How to buy Aave [OLD] in the UK

Aave [OLD] has fallen 46.87% against $0.64 a day earlier. Learn how to buy Aave [OLD].

Crypto is unregulated in the UK; there's no consumer protection; value can rise or fall; tax on profits may apply*.

Aave [OLD] (LEND) is a cryptoasset that currently ranks as the 878th largest by market cap (that's the total value of Aave [OLD] in circulation – $12.3 million).

Like all cryptoassets, it's highly volatile, and capable of major price swings in a single day. As of 10 June, LEND is trading for $0.341373 (£0.27), a decrease of 46.87% against $0.64 a day earlier. Over the past year, Aave [OLD]'s price has seen a quite drastic decrease of 65.07%.

Where to buy Aave [OLD] in the UK

It looks like LEND may not be available to purchase on an exchange in the UK.

You can still purchase LEND by using a decentralised exchange (DEX) instead. Decentralised exchanges are web applications that run on blockchains like Ethereum and allow users to trade any asset directly with one another.

Decentralised exchanges (DEX) are unregulated and run using autonomous pieces of code known as smart contracts. To use a DEX you must interact with the blockchain directly, which is not recommended for novice users. Please learn about decentralised exchanges first if you're unfamiliar.

How to purchase LEND using a decentralised exchange.

  1. Find LEND on a decentralised exchange and make sure Aave [OLD] can be traded for ETH which is the native asset of Ethereum. Popular DEXs include Uniswap, SushiSwap and 1INCH.
  2. Buy ETH to trade for LEND using an exchange like . You will need to purchase enough ETH to swap for LEND as well as ETH to pay for transaction fees on the Ethereum network (known as gas). You can use a service like Etherscan to get an idea of how much gas fees currently cost.
  3. Transfer the ETH into a web 3.0 wallet like MetaMask to connect to the DEX.
  4. Trade ETH for LEND on the DEX of your choice, following the instructions on screen. Make sure to leave enough ETH in your wallet to pay for gas.
  5. Wait for the transaction to finalise and the LEND tokens will arrive in your wallet.
  6. You may now keep the tokens in your web 3.0 wallet or transfer them somewhere more secure like a hardware wallet.

You can follow the same process when you want to sell your tokens, or come back to this page to see if they can now be traded on an exchange in the UK.

Is it a good time to buy Aave [OLD]?

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

Take a look at the fundamentals of Aave [OLD]. 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 Aave [OLD] works and how much risk is involved.

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

    Aave [OLD] to USD and GBP calculator

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

    LEND price last updated 10 June 2023, 12:06 UTC.


    *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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