Invest in Cryptocurrency

A beginners’ guide to cryptocurrency investing, along with up-to-date price data and the latest news.

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This page is as a beginner-friendly guide for UK investors who are totally new to cryptocurrency. There are links to in-depth guides on the latest trending coins, explanations on how to buy altcoins, and current market analysis.
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Updated: Sep 11, 2023

Ways to invest in cryptocurrencies

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There are a lot of different options, but in general your first step will be to sign up to a broker or exchange. These platforms act as middlemen to help you buy, sell, and trade different coins, with multiple features available depending on which one you choose. 

While these platforms allow you to invest, there are others available which provide alternative services. Some offer wallets to store your crypto securely, while others allow you to trade using UK investment products such as ETFs. The links below take you to guides, reviews, and tutorials on everything you need to know before making your first investment.

Ways to buy cryptocurrency

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How to buy Bitcoin anonymously without ID in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with 2Checkout in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with a check (cheque) in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with Afterpay in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with Alipay in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with Amazon Pay in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with American Express in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with Apple Pay in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with bank account in 2023 How to buy Bitcoin with Cash App in 2023

How to buy altcoins

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How & where to buy 0x (ZRX) online How & where to buy 1inch (1INCH) online How & where to buy Aave (AAVE) online How & where to buy Aeternity (AE) online How & where to buy AION (AION) online How & where to buy Airswap (AST) online How & where to buy Algorand (ALGO) online How & where to buy Altura (ALU) online How & where to buy Amp coin (AMP) online How & where to buy Ampleforth (AMPL) online

A beginners’ guide to cryptocurrency

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What are cryptocurrencies?

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Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that do not require a centralised institution such as a bank to verify transactions. Instead, they use blockchain technology to create an indisputable, decentralised record of the movement of coins and tokens that can be accessed by anyone.

The first ever cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched in 2008 by an individual or group using the pseudonym Satoshi Nakomoto. The identity of the person(s) behind the project has never been revealed, but it appears that the purpose of the project was to provide an alternative form of finance in the wake of the 2008 crash that shook the banking world.

Since the emergence of Bitcoin, thousands of other cryptocurrencies have been created. Some of the biggest names are Ethereum, Litecoin, and Tether – all of which are available to trade 24/7 and have achieved particular success as crypto has become ever-more mainstream.

How do I make an investment?

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You can invest in several ways, and most beginner users usually opt to get a few of the most well-known coins. When you’re starting out, it’s important to be aware that investing and trading are not the same thing. These are two different practices and understanding the distinction between them will help you choose how you want to make your first investment.

Latest crypto news >

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Stay firmly in touch with this ever-changing market. Find the latest news about Bitcoin, Cardano, Binance Coin, Bitcoin Cash and all other top digital currencies so you’re never out of the loop.

A looming US government shutdown could prove a headwind to the broader market as crypto and stocks step into October. It’s an outlook that could be worse off for meme coins as a new era begins with the arrival of the Memeinator (MMTR). US government shutdown and implications on crypto Chances of a U
Investment manager VanEck plans to donate a percentage of profits from its Ethereum Strategy ETF (EFUT) towards the continued development of the Ethereum ecosystem. The commitment is for the next 10 years, the asset management firm announced. VanEck commits 10% of profit to Protocol Guild In its ann
A leading crypto asset manager, Bitwise, has revealed that enthusiasts can start trading its new Ether-themed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on 2 October 2023. The first-of-a-kind initiative will offer individuals exposure to Ether in a regulated ETF format. Bitwise adds new offerings – AETH and BTOP
The crypto market gained an upward momentum during the week starting 25 September. Meanwhile, some digital tokens capitalized on the enhanced cues to register double-digit gains. Bitcoin Cash (+13%), Chainlink (+15%), Maker (+13%), and THORChain (+14%) flourished this week, and Santiment expects mor
Dogecoin (DOGE) attempts to regain momentum following a 25% dip that started on 26 July. The original meme coin remains restricted in a buyer-populated demand region. While you might anticipate massive buying to trigger price uptrends, numb volatility limits Dogecoin’s potential surges. Faded volati
The biggest crypto story of the coming few weeks will be the trial of Sam Bankman-Fried, commonly known as SBF. The trial, which will start on October 3rd, and is expected to last for four to five weeks, will shed more color about FTX, Alameda Research, and the involvement of his parents. Why SBF tr
Su Zhu, the co-founder of collapsed crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital, has been arrested by Singapore police. Zhu allegedly tried to flee Singapore The news of Zhu’s arrest on Friday was shared by Teneo, the firm handling the liquidation of the bankrupt crypto company. Bloomberg also highlighte
The decentralisied finance (DeFi) and Web3 ecosystems have a new adoption channel following the integration of Tezos (XTZ) with enterprise-ready crypto custody platform Fireblocks. The market has reacted positively to the news, pushing the price of XTZ up by 3% on Friday morning. XTZ/USD currently t

Trading ideas & analysis >

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Improve your cryptocurrency profits by following along with our trading ideas. Get clear entry and exit points from pro-traders via our crypto trade set-ups & technical analysis. 

Chiliz (CHZ) price has made a strong bullish comeback as investors react to the recent Tottenham Hotspur news. The CHZ token surged to a high of $0.064 on Saturday, the highest level since August 23rd. It has surged by more than 16% from the lowest level in September.  Latest Chiliz news Chiliz
Tron (TRX) price continued its remarkable rally on Friday as demand for the coin jumped. It jumped to a high of  $0.090, the highest level since July 22nd. It is approaching the year-to-date high of $0.094, making it one of the best-performing major cryptocurrencies this year. Tron DeFi TVL hits a r
Cryptocurrencies have been the most resilient assets in September as a sense of fear spread in the financial market. In the US, key indices like the Dow Jones, Nasdaq 100, and Russell 2000 slumped to their lowest levels in months. Similarly, the fear and greed index plunged to the lowest level in mo
Cryptocurrency prices have held steady in the past few weeks even as American stocks have retreated. As I wrote on Wednesday, the Russell 2,000 index has moved into a correction zone as it plunged by more than 12% from its peak. Other key ETFs like TLT, QQQ, and DIA have also crashed recently. Bitco

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