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Hi all
I'm after some advice as a complete novice about investing in Bitcoin. I've been following and looking into it for a while.. Couple of questions
1, I've downloaded blockchain (coinbase wouldn't upload ID), based in uk. Is it a good idea to use that for everything? From taking money from my bank to buy as well as a wallet? While I want to keep things simple, I don't want to lose it all in fees.. They don't seem very clear on fees!

2, Had look on blockchain, minimum amount is just under £50, am I wasting my time going that low? I only want to invest what I can afford to lose.. That was sort of what I was thinking of amount wise.

3, Is blockchain my best option for uk? Or do you have other suggestions?

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Evening, rider’.

I noticed you posted in the thread about purchasing ripple.

The user Play has posted a lot of good UK information.

Here is his profile. https://www.aspkin.com/forums/members/play.html

He has made lots of posts well worth reading. Whole section is full of good info.

Kraken & bitstamp for UK have a long waiting time . Thing is registration is taking weeks because of the influx of new users. Use a couple of exchanges.

As a matter of security, I do not store/keep coins in an online wallet.
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I would go with what GreenBean has said below...I followed Play's advice and managed to get verified on Coinbase :-)


Greenbean...I'm new to Coinbase, you said you as a matter of security, you don't store/keep coins in an online wallet. Can you explain what you do, so I can also do the same because I have the Coinbase app on my phone and these days a smart phone is not too secure, please explain here or PM, so I can do the same as you, thanks Greenie

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Evening, rider’.

I noticed you posted in the thread about purchasing ripple.

The user Play has posted a lot of good UK information.

Here is his profile. https://www.aspkin.com/forums/members/play.html

He has made lots of posts well worth reading. Whole section is full of good info.

Kraken & bitstamp for UK have a long waiting time . Thing is registration is taking weeks because of the influx of new users. Use a couple of exchanges.

As a matter of security, I do not store/keep coins in an online wallet.
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I would go with what GreenBean has said below...I followed Play's advice and managed to get verified on Coinbase :-)


Greenbean...I'm new to Coinbase, you said you as a matter of security, you don't store/keep coins in an online wallet. Can you explain what you do, so I can also do the same because I have the Coinbase app on my phone and these days a smart phone is not too secure, please explain here or PM, so I can do the same as you, thanks Greenie
Were you able to get verified straight away on the coinbase app? I've been trying yesterday and today and keeps telling me it's failed! I am only looking to play with small amounts of money and think that this will be the best option for me
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I signed up with Coinbase in June last year, since then it kept on failing every single time on uploadings docs, coming back with upload failure, so I gave up in the end and left it, its only today thanks to PLAY'S advice, which I followed by deleting Coinbase from the PC and downloading the Coinbase app, that it finally worked.

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2, Had look on blockchain, minimum amount is just under £50, am I wasting my time going that low? I only want to invest what I can afford to lose.. That was sort of what I was thinking of amount wise.
My advice is, and always will be, a) invest what you are willing to lose, since crypto can go in any direction, and b) expect reasonable returns.

IMHO - I think BTC has the potential to go around x10 the value it is right now. Not anytime soon though.

That would turn your £50 into £500 (IF it ever did multiply by 10).

You need to ask yourself if that's a worthwhile return. But you could also end up with £0.
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My advice is, and always will be, a) invest what you are willing to lose, since crypto can go in any direction, and b) expect reasonable returns.

IMHO - I think BTC has the potential to go around x10 the value it is right now. Not anytime soon though.

That would turn your £50 into £500 (IF it ever did multiply by 10).

You need to ask yourself if that's a worthwhile return. But you could also end up with £0.
Thanks for great advice, can afford to lose £50.. But just wasn't sure at that amount whether I'd lose it all in fees?
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Thanks for great advice, can afford to lose £50.. But just wasn't sure at that amount whether I'd lose it all in fees?
A £50 purchase would only incur a £2 fee. You'd make that back if it ever goes up.
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Were you able to get verified straight away on the coinbase app? I've been trying yesterday and today and keeps telling me it's failed! I am only looking to play with small amounts of money and think that this will be the best option for me
Coinbase has had issues for non US based clients. Registration hAs taken so so long.

Almost as long as PayPal checking documents.

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Coinbase has had issues for non US based clients. Registration hAs taken so so long.



Almost as long as PayPal checking documents.





Just my luck! Their support centre is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike. I will look for something similar


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.I'm new to Coinbase, you said you as a matter of security, you don't store/keep coins in an online wallet.
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in europe you also have the etoro exchange, i think they offer some 'social' aspects too where you can clone other people's strategies
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in europe you also have the etoro exchange, i think they offer some 'social' aspects too where you can clone other people's strategies
I think thats CFD, so you don't actually own the currencies, you're just technically betting whether price will rise/drop.

How to know the difference?
If you own it, whether the value rises/drops nothing happens on your side.

If you purchased on a CFD platform, and lets say price of bitcoin dropped, you'll need to deposit more funds into your balance to cover the loss, else the position gets closed. Its also leveraged which means profits and losses are multiplied. If it goes the wrong way, you'll be out of pocket.

Given the volatile nature of bitcoin, I would never touch it with CFDs.
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If you purchased on a CFD platform, and lets say price of bitcoin dropped, you'll need to deposit more funds into your balance to cover the loss, else the position gets closed. Its also leveraged which means profits and losses are multiplied. If it goes the wrong way, you'll be out of pocket.

Given the volatile nature of bitcoin, I would never touch it with CFDs.
Very risky indeed.
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