We provide UK specific guidance about cryptocurrency – digital currency secured with cryptography.
NOTICE: Current bitcoin price increases are attracting many new visitors who do not appreciate that cryptocurrency can go down as well as up in price. Please - do not 'invest' more than you are willing to lose. Thanks for reading and best of luck. Ben - Founder of ukcryptocurrency.com
Bitcoin became the first decentralized cryptocurrency in 2009, since then the number of cryptocurrencies has increased rapidly with many thousand currently available. Many are scams and great care must be taken to understand the underlying technology before you commit any time or money to buying cryptocurrency. Fundamentally most cryptocurrencies use something called the Blockchain.
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How to buy Cryptocurrency in the UK
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Is Bitcoin Legal in the UK?
Yes! Currently Bitcoin is completely legal (though you do need to pay capital gains tax in certain situations). The UK Government is undertaking research to evaluate the actions that it should take in response to this disruptive technology. A recent report on blockchain technology by the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser can be found here. Currently cryptocurrency is VAT Exempt, more information can be found here