Best places to buy bitcoin in the UK

We found 17 cryptocurrency marketplaces that are available in the United Kingdom.

GDAX

Country
United States
Ease of Use
Average
Verification
< 1 Hour
Fees
Low

GDAX is Coinbase's digital currency exchange that has been in operation as a stand-alone product since 2016. GDAX charges lower fees than Coinbase but is harder to use. The account verification process is identical to Coinbase's.

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$6,175.91

price for 1

Price includes 0.25% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  €0.15 (pay out: €0.15)
  $10 (pay out: $25)

 

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+0.5% more than best price

Bitstamp

Country
Luxembourg
Ease of Use
Average
Verification
> 1 Week
Fees
Low

BitStamp is the first licensed cryptocurrency exchange in the EU. Verification is usually completed within a few hours and requires the upload of an ID card and proof of residence.

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$6,186.94

price for 1

Includes trading fee of 0.25%. Depending on volume, the fee might be lower. Fees for payment methods:

  €0 (pay out: €0.90)
 

0.05% (minimum fee €7.50)
pay out: 0.09% (minimum fee €15.00)

  5%
  5%
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+0.7% more than best price

Kraken

Country
United States
Ease of Use
Average
Verification
> 1 Week
Fees
Low

Kraken is a globally operating US-based bitcoin exchange founded in 2011 and the world's largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.

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$6,185.14

price for 1

Price includes 0.26% taker/maker fee. Depending on volume and trade type this fee might be lower. Additional fees for payment methods:

  pay out: €0.09
  pay out: $5 - $60 (depends on your country)
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+0.6% more than best price

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What is cryptocurrency?

A cryptocurrency is a virtual or digital currency that is difficult to counterfeit because it uses cryptography for security. A defining feature of a cryptocurrency is its organic nature; it is not issued by any central authority, rendering it theoretically immune to government interference or manipulation.

Which cryptocurrencies can be bought in the UK?

Cryptocurrency marketplaces on Cryptoradar enable you to buy at least one of the following coins: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ripple, Dash, Monero. Please visit the detail pages on exchanges and brokers to learn more about their offering.