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Choose Uphold to Purchase Bitcoin

How to Buy Bitcoin (BTC)

  1. Create a free account on the Uphold website or app and verify your identity. Simply visit https://uphold.com/signup and enter your new account information. The process is free and easy.
  2. Choose your payment method and connect your Uphold wallet to your debit/credit card, bank account, or external crypto wallet. 
  3. Buy BTC and store or trade your BTC on Uphold.

Now that you’ve purchased BTC, you can:

  • Store it on the secure Uphold wallet (accessible via mobile or desktop), or
  • Trade it for other assets like crypto, stablecoins, and metals right from your Uphold wallet.
  • Send it as payment for goods and services online

How to Send Your BTC​

Tap Transact on your portfolio screen
Tap ‘From’ and select ‘Bitcoin’
Enter Bitcoin amount you want to send or tap ‘Expand’ and specify the amount
Tap ‘To’ and select ‘Bitcoin’ under ‘Crypto networks’
Tap ‘Bitcoin network’
Tap ‘Preview withdraw’ and enter external Bitcoin wallet address
Click on ‘QR icon’ which will open your camera
Scan the QR code of your destination address
Tap ‘Continue’
Tap ‘Preview withdraw’ to check transaction details
Tap ‘Confirm’
Wait for the confrimation email

How to Buy BTC With a Bank Account

  1. Here’s how to buy BTC with a bank account on our mobile app

    1. Tap the ‘Transact’ button at the bottom of your screen
    2. Tap From, choose your bank account and enter the amount
    3. Tap To and choose the crypto
    4. You’ll find the bank routing information you need to send a deposit direct to the asset
    5. Use your regular banking app to send the relevant amount to Uphold
    6. The funds will be credited to the asset you want to buy in 2-3 days (e.g. Bitcoin)

    Here’s how to buy BTC with a bank account on our web wallet

    1. At the right, at the Transact Panel click From
    2. Choose the bank account you want to use
    3. Click To and choose the crypto
    4. Select the asset you want to receive the funds. You’ll find the bank routing information.
    5. Use your regular banking app to send the relevant amount to Uphold
    6. The funds will be credited to the asset you want to buy in 2-3 days (e.g. Bitcoin)

    Please note, the deposit occurs when the money is received by Uphold.

How to Buy BTC With a US Bank Account

To link a bank account Tap Transact on your portfolio screen Tap ‘From’ and select ‘Bank’ Tap + and select ‘US Dollar’ to add a US bank account We use Plaid Authentication to keep you and your bank secure – tap ‘Continue’ Select your Bank and enter your bank credentials – tap ‘Submit’ then ‘Continue’ Choose the account you want to link and tap ‘Add account’ Choose the amount you want to transact Tap ‘To’ and choose ‘BTC’ Tap ‘Preview deposit’ to see how much you’re going to deposit If you’re happy with the transaction details tap ‘Confirm’ and buy BTC To make a bank transfer Tap Transact on your portfolio screen Tap ‘From’ and select ‘Bank’ Tap + and select ‘Euro’ to add an EU bank account Copy your Uphold account bank credentials in the following screen and go to your bank app Transfer any amount to your Uphold wallet Once we receive your transfer and verify your name, you can buy BTC

How to Buy BTC With a UK Bank Account

    1. Tap Transact on your portfolio screen
    2. Tap ‘From’ to and select ‘Bank’
    3. Tap + and select ‘Pound Sterling’ to add a UK bank account
    4. Copy your Uphold account bank credentials in the following screen and go to your bank app
    5. Transfer any amount to your Uphold wallet
    6. Once we receive your transfer and verify your name, you can buy BTC

Why Choose Uphold?

  • Start with just $1
  • Buy & sell over 250 crypto assets
  • Enjoy 0% deposit and withdrawal fees
  • We’re reserved 100% and NEVER lend out your money
  • Place up to 50 advanced limit orders at once
  • Manage your portfolio from our iOS, Android and web apps
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