MAP: Bitcoin ATMs and shops that accept BTC payment in UK

Where can you spend bitcoin in the United Kingdom? Discover how to use bitcoin in the real world with these crypto-friendly stores, retailers, locations and companies.

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While bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tend to be speculative investments that people hold, buy and sell to build a diversified portfolio, it’s also becoming increasingly possible to spend bitcoin on everyday things.

  • Convert your coins to cash via ATMs (and kiosks). See our map above and the searchable list at the end of this article. As a reference, BCB ATM is one cryptocurrency ATM operator in the UK. They charge a flat fee of £10 per transaction as well as a commission percentage that’s generally around 8% for buying bitcoin and 2.5% for selling.
  • Bitcoin debit cards make it easier to spend your bitcoin like any other currency. They usually run on existing card networks like EFTPOS, Visa or Mastercard and are accepted in the same places.
  • Some major online retailers like Microsoft support bitcoin. Just look for an “accepted here” logo alongside usual suspects like PayPal, Visa and Mastercard. Microsoft uses payment service provider BitPay, which is also supported by e-commerce platforms like Shopify that power smaller retailers, along with other bitcoin payment gateways such as Coinbase and GoCoin.
  • Bitwala enables you to pay any of your electricity, rent or phone bills by using bitcoin.
  • If you’re an Amazon fan, and you don’t want to go down the crypto debit card route, then services like Purse.io could be an option. The service claims it can help you save up to 15% on your Amazon order using bitcoin. We recommend doing some background reading first to fully understand how it works.
  • There are also emerging online marketplaces like BTXdeals and CEX. Even eBay has been widely reported as “seriously considering” cryptocurrency support while eBay-owned Gumtree added peer-to-peer PayPal payments in 2017 (but not bitcoin yet).
  • The startup Sweatcoin incentivises fitness by offering rewards for the steps Brits have taken with digital currency. These can then be used to pay for goods and services.
  • A range of established forex exchanges and brand new platforms are also embracing cryptocurrency trading, and you can also get involved in bitcoin futures trading.

Where to buy, sell and exchange bitcoin and cryptocurrency to get the best rates.

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Services like ShapeShift and Changelly can make it more convenient to exchange one cryptocurrency for another (crypto-to-crypto conversion). That can be handy when bitcoin transaction fees become so high (and transactions so slow) that alternatives like Bitcoin Cash and Litecoin become worth exploring. Just be sure to check what cryptocurrency your ATM or retailer supports ahead of time.
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. 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.

Disclaimer: Coinmap crowdsource map points used under the ODbL. Data on this page last updated 23 January 2019.
Want your business listed or see an error? Contribute to the map at Coinmap.org.

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