How to buy Linear (LINA) in the UK

Learn how to buy Linear (LINA) in our step-by-step guide.

Where to buy Linear in the UK

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

You can still purchase LINA 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 LINA using a decentralised exchange.
  1. Find LINA on a decentralised exchange and make sure Linear 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 LINA using an exchange like CoinJar. You will need to purchase enough ETH to swap for LINA 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 LINA 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 LINA 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.

Best Linear wallets to store your LINA

You can keep your LINA on the exchange you purchased it on, or move it to a personal wallet:

  • Some people like to use their own wallets to guarantee total ownership over their assets, or to use them with other applications like DeFi services.
  • Hardware wallets are typically considered to be the safest type of cryptocurrency wallet, as they use a physical device to enhance security in a number of ways. You can take a look at some of our top hardware wallet picks for self-custody of your LINA below.

Ledger Nano X Wallet

Trezor Model T Wallet

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

Is Linear a good investment?

When you are deciding whether or not to invest in LINA, it’s worth considering a few things:
  • Partnership development. Linear Finance is in the early stages of its development, but has already secured partnerships with a number of blockchain-based enterprises. Such partnerships are significant, as they help enhance Linear’s cross-chain capabilities and the platform’s continued evolution.
  • Front-running. Front-running is essentially insider trading – purchasing and selling an asset when you’re aware of the expected price outcome. This is a problem with cryptocurrency due to the decentralised nature of the blockchain as miners or validators are aware of pending transactions before they are executed. One of Linear’s key features is its synthetic, fungible assets using a dynamic price tracker which helps avoid any front-running.
  • Competition. As the DeFi ecosystem continues to develop, decentralised exchanges focusing on different niches have become more prevalent. Linear is not the only synthetic asset decentralised exchange (DEX) on the market. A number of others exist, built on varying protocols such as SEXP on Tezos, Crafting Finance on Polkadot, and Beyond Finance on Ethereum. The most popular DEX for trading synthetic assets is probably Synthetix, a major player that Linear Finance will have to contend with in its search for a broad market share.

Today's Linear price versus ATH

Compare today's price of Linear ($0.01250235 USD) against its all-time-high price of $0.298899 USD on 18 March 2021. The closer the bar is to 100%, the closer LINA is to reaching its ATH again.

Linear's price: $0.01250235
ATH date: March 18, 2021

Linear ATH: $0.298899

How to trade, convert or sell Linear

You can convert or sell your LINA with the same exchange you bought it through:
  1. Sign in to the exchange you have LINA on.
  2. If you store your Linear in a digital wallet, compare crypto exchanges to convert or sell it on.
  3. Choose Sell or Convert and place a sell order.
  4. Choose the amount of LINA you'd like to convert or sell.
  5. Confirm the sell price and fees and close your sale of Linear.
  6. Complete your transaction and move your LINA to a wallet for storage.

* 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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