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Cryptocurrencies

Choose from over 36 digital currencies, including majors, alt-coins and emerging tokens.

Buy cryptocurrencies on Uphold

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Crypto

Majors, altcoins and emerging tokens... they're all here! At Uphold, buying crypto is easy.

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How to buy cryptos

With Uphold, you can set up an account, verify your identity and buy crypto with ease. Here is how:

Step iconGo to Uphold.com and click ‘Sign up’
Step iconEnter your email address, phone number and your personal details
Step iconClick the link we send you and create a password
Step iconTell us how you plan to use Uphold and provide some basic financial information (e.g., employment status and source of funds)
Step iconVerify 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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A unique trading experience

Buying and selling crypto at Uphold couldn’t be easier.

Just select your funding source in From - banks, debit cards, crypto wallets - and pick the crypto you want to buy in To.

Tap in the amount and everything else is calculated for you.

There’s even a clever equivalent field that allows you to specify the value of a crypto-to-crypto trade in your local currency - e.g. when you’re buying £50 worth of bitcoin using XRP.

It’s the easiest way to trade.

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You should be aware that the risk of loss in trading or holding cryptoassets can be very high. As with any asset, the value of cryptoassets can go up or down and there can be a substantial risk that you lose all your money buying, selling, holding or investing in cryptoassets. Our cryptoasset services are not within the scope of the UK Financial Ombudsman Service and your cryptoassets are not subject to protection under the UK Financial Services Compensation Scheme. You should carefully consider whether trading or holding cryptoassets is suitable for you in light of your financial condition.

Uphold Europe Limited (FRN: 900577) is registered under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Temporary Registration Regime for cryptoasset firms and complies with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer for Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 as amended. Uphold Europe Limited is also an EMD agent of Optimus Cards UK Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to issue e-money (FRN: 902034) pursuant to the Electronic Money Regulations 2011.

The e-money services are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. E-money is not a deposit or investment account which means that your e-money will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. User funds will be held in a designated safekeeping account with a regulated financial institution. E-money will not earn any interest.

Additional Risk Warning in Uphold’s Terms & Conditions.

This content is correct as of September 2021