How can I buy bitcoin in the UK?

  • The price of bitcoin has been surging in recent months.
  • Bitcoin is famously volatile – few can predict with any certainty where it will go from here and many believe we’re in the middle of a bubble – but one thing’s certain: if you’d invested five years ago you’d be doing very well for yourself now.
  • There are two main ways to get hold of bitcoin – buying an expensive supercomputer (with a whopping electricity bill to match), and using it to “mine” bitcoins, the process of solving the cryptographic codes that keep the entire network running.
  • Buying bitcoins used to be a complicated affair – long waits, massive fees and foreign websites.
  • Now there are a number of consumer-friendly websites for buying and selling not only bitcoin, but etherium and other cryptocurrencies.

The price of bitcoin has been surging in recent months.
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