Buy Vertcoin in the UK

How to buy Vertcoin (VTC) in the UK

Current Price: £0.56   24hr: 2.65%

Vertcoin (VTC) is a peer-to-peer cryptocurrency and software project. It’s similar to Bitcoin, however the key difference is that Vertcoin’s developers are committed to ensuring that it remains decentralised. In order to buy Vertcoin, we first need to acquire Bitcoin (BTC), and will then exchange our BTC for VTC. If you already have Bitcoin, you may skip step 1. You can also buy Vertcoin with Euros at LiteBit.eu, which is described below. At the end of the guide, we recommend methods for storing your Vertcoin safely.

UPDATE: Bittrex exchange is not accepting new registrations due to databse capacity issues. We recommend you try LiteBit.eu instead…


Step 1: Buy Bitcoin

In this method, you will trade BTC for VTC using Bittrex. Thus, in order to begin, you first need to acquire some Bitcoin (BTC)…

Buy Bitcoin: You can do this via the following self-explanatory services:

Click here for a detailed guide on buying BTC in the UK, including many more options.

Step 2: BTC -> VTC with Bittrex

Now that you have BTC, the process for buying Vertcoin on Bittrex is as follows…

  1. Sign up for a Bittrex account
  2. Head to Wallets by clicking the button in the top menu
  3. Click the + (plus) button to the left of your Bitcoin wallet to reveal further details
  4. Send Bitcoin (BTC) to the Bittrex Bitcoin wallet address (you will be sending Bitcoin from the exchange or wallet where you bought or stored your Bitcoin)
  5. Wait for your Bitcoin to show up in your Bittrex wallet – this could take a while, depending on the transaction fee you set when sending your BTC.
  6. When you have Bitcoin in you Bittrex wallet, click the Ƀ Markets button at the top left of the menu, and type in VTC
  7. Now you’re at the Vertcoin market page, you need to place your order
  8. Use the Buy Vertcoin panelSet the Units to Max, unless you want to keep some of your BTC to spend on other coin
    1. Click Price next to Bid to reveal a drop-down, and select Last or Ask
    2. Leave the other options as they are (unless you wish to set your own bid), then click Buy Vertcoin
    3. Confirm your transaction
  9. Now, your order will be placed, and you can check the status using the Orders button in the menu
  10. When your order is fulfilled, your Vertcoin will appear in your Wallets

Congratulations, you purchased Vertcoin!


Alternative Option: LiteBit.eu

You can buy VTC directly with Euros on LiteBit, using a SEPA transaction from your bank. Although a SEPA transfer can take up to a few days, the price you pay per Vertcoin is locked-in at the time of order. Follow the instructions below…

  1. Sign up for an account here
  2. After you’ve completed the account creation, head to the VTC page
  3. Fill out the Buy Vertcoin form…
    1. Enter the quantity
    2. Enter your Vertcoin wallet address, or click Use LiteBit wallet if you don’t have one yet.
      1. NB: we recommend the Vertcoin Electrum Wallet
    3. Choose SEPA Bankwire as the payment method
    4. Agree to the terms and conditions and click Next.
  4. Follow the instructions to complete the SEPA transfer
  5. Your VTC will be sent to your address within a few days
LiteBit Vertcoin order form
Fill out this order form to buy Vertcoin in LiteBit

Congratulations, you purchased Vertcoin!


Vertcoin Wallets: Safely Storing your VTC

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 Vertcoin. You can see a full list of supported cryptocurrencies here.

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet

Software Wallet

If you choose the less-secure option of a software wallet, we recommend the official Vertcoin wallet, which can be downloaded here.

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