Please note: like most trading venues, we display the current mid-market rates in our price charts. When you trade, you get the current bid or ask price depending on whether you are buying or selling. There is always a slight difference between the mid-market and the current bid or ask prices. This is a natural result of how Exchange order books work.
Digital currencies are very high risk. Do not invest money you can’t afford to lose. Please consider the suitability of crypto for your individual position before trading.
About Bitcoin (BTC)
Created by the mysterious figure of Satoshi Nakamoto back in 2009, Bitcoin is the defacto cryptocurrency built on a decentralised ledger, known as the blockchain. This peer-to-peer network has the ability to send and receive transactions in a permissionless, trustless manner, as detailed in its white paper, released one year earlier in 2008.
The project is built on open-source software, which means anyone in the world can audit, contribute, and improve its code and/or documentation.
How to buy Bitcoin
With Uphold, you can set up an account, verify your identity and buy crypto with ease.
Here is how:
1. Go to Uphold.com and click ‘Sign up’
2. Enter your email address, phone number and your personal details
3. Tell us how you plan to use Uphold and provide some basic financial information (e.g., employment status and source of funds)
4. Verify your identity by providing an ID document and taking a ‘selfie’
… and you’re off to the races!
Just start trading.
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