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Bitpanda is one of the most popular European Bitcoin exchanges, serving users worldwide and accepting GBP, USD, EUR, and CHF.
Coinbase is another popular Bitcoin exchange in the UK - this world-renowned exchange makes it easy to buy and sell Bitcoin using GBP, USD, and more.
Buying and selling Bitcoin is feasible in the UK thanks to their lenient regulations. You can sign up with just about any Bitcoin exchange that serves the UK, verify your identity, add your bank account and start buying.
For a complete list of the top 21 exchanges to buy Bitcoin in the UK, check out our full guide.
Mining Bitcoin in the UK is anything but a good idea.
Bitcoin mining's early days were often regarded as the 21st-century gold rush, but that's no longer the case. Mining is far from profitable — even with cheap electricity, the leading factor in terms of Bitcoin mining profitability, it's hard to turn a profit unless you're mining at an unfathomably large scale.
The average cost of electricity in the UK is 14.37p per kWh according to UK Power. Even with the most advanced mining hardware, you'd lose several thousand pounds per year, best case scenario.
In summary, profitable mining is reserved for gargantuan operations in countries with cheap electricity like China. Mining in the UK isn't a good idea unless you're doing it purely as a hobby.
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