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How to buy Dogecoin (DOGE) in the UK

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As of July 2019, Dogecoin is now available on Binance. The best option for buying Dogecoin in the UK is to first purchase Bitcoin (BTC), then trade it for Dogecoin (DOGE) on Binance. Learn how to safely store your Dogecoin at the end of the guide.


Step 1: Buy Bitcoin

You can achieve the most competitive rates by trading Bitcoin for Dogecoin on an exchange. This is also a great option if you’re looking to buy other cryptocurrencies, as having Bitcoin makes trading on exchanges easy. In this guide, we will use Binance exchange…

This guide assumes you already have Bitcoin. If you don’t, you can buy Bitcoin at any of the following options:

  • CEX.io (recommended; buy with £GBP)
    • Sign up for an account and buy BTC straight away with your debit or credit card, or bank transfer.
  • Local Bitcoins (buy with £GBP)
    • Buy BTC from other Brits using bank transfer.
  • Coinbase (buy with EUR)

or, click here for a detailed guide on buying BTC in the UK

Waiting for a bank transfer or verification? Get a head-start by signing up for your Binance account while you wait…

Step 2: BTC -> DOGE

Now, we will use Binance (the most popular crypto exchange) to buy Dogecoin with Bitcoin…

  1. Register for a Binance account here
  2. Deposit Bitcoin to your account (your Binance Bitcoin wallet) by heading to Funds -> Deposits in the top menu
    1. Select BTC from the drop-down menu, and copy your BTC Deposit Address
      BTC deposit address Binance-min
    2. Send your Bitcoin to this address.
      i.e. if you purchased BTC from CEX.IO, use their ‘withdraw’ page to send BTC to your Binance BTC wallet.
  3. Once Bitcoin has reached your Binance wallet, head to Exchange -> Basic via the top navigation bar.
  4. Use the panel to the right side of the screen (which shows many currency pairs alphabetically, starting AMB/BTC, ARK/BTC, etc.)
    1. Type DOGE in the search bar
    2. Click the DOGE/BTC link to reach the market page
  5. Using the Buy DOGE panel, set your Buy parameters, and click the green buy DOGE button
    1. This places an order, which can be monitored via the Orders tab in the top navigation bar, or directly below the Buy box in the Open Orders pane
    2. When your order is filled, the exchange is complete, and your DOGE will appear in your DOGE wallet under the Funds -> Balances page

Congratulations, you have purchased Dogecoin (DOGE)!


Dogecoin Wallets: Safely Storing your DOGE

We always recommend that you move your cryptocurrencies off of exchanges if you are planning to hold on to them. This way, you’ll hold the keys to your wallet, and therefore will truly own your coins.

Hardware Wallet (recommended)

The most secure option that we recommend is to purchase a hardware wallet: a small electronic device that is immune to many of the threats that software wallets face (such as viruses and hacks).

The most reputable and appropriate hardware wallet for most of our visitors is the Ledger Nano S, which allows you to securely store a number of cryptocurrencies, including Dogecoin. You can see a full list of supported cryptocurrencies here.

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet

Software Wallet

If you’re not ready to buy a hardware wallet, you can also use a software wallet. We again warn you, however, that this leaves your coins vulnerable to attacks and malware, as well as a malfunctioning computer. If you choose to store your coins on a wallet, we recommend you choose one of the official wallets from the Dogecoin website.

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