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We provide UK specific guidance about cryptocurrency – digital currency secured with cryptography.

 

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.

What is Bitcoin?

Click the title to Learn about Bitcoin

What is Ethereum?

Click the title to Learn about Ethereum

What is IOTA?

Click the title to Learn about IOTA

How to buy Cryptocurrency in the UK

If you understand the technology and want to buy see our pages on Buying Bitcoin and Buying Ether

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Is Bitcoin Legal in the UK?

Yes! Currently Bitcoin is completley 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 block chain technology by the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser can be found Here. Currently cryptocurrency is VAT Exempt, more information can be found Here

 

From left in order of market cap (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, Ripple, Litecoin, Monero) [some logos courtesy of chris@hashrabbit.co]

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