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How to buy cryptocurrency with Skrill

Skrill lets you buy, hold and convert cryptocurrencies instantly. No additional verification is required, which means starting out is hassle-free.

Open a free account

Cryptocurrencies are unregulated in the UK. Capital Gains Tax or other taxes may apply. The value of investments is variable and can go down as well as up.

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Convert fiat into crypto in seconds

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Upload some money

Because you buy crypto using the money in your Skrill account, you first need to upload the fiat currency you want to convert.

There are over 100 ways to deposit, including with your card, bank details and various alternative payment methods.

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Go to the crypto tab

From your home screen, select the tab labelled ‘Trade’.

Before you could start trading cryptocurrencies, we’ll ask you to accept the associated risks and our terms of use.

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Select a cryptocurrency

Go to the ‘Market data’ tab, choose the cryptocurrency in which you are interested and click the purple button labelled Trade.

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Enter how much you want to spend

You are now shown a live exchange rate.

When you enter how much you wish to spend, Skrill will automatically calculate the amount you receive based on this rate.

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Double-check and confirm

Double-check the exchange rate and the amount. If happy to proceed, select ‘Confirm’ to complete the transaction.

It’s even easier with the app

Enjoy the freedom to buy and sell cryptocurrency on-the-go with the Skrill mobile app. Download the app for free and move your balance from fiat to crypto and back again from wherever you are.

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Why buy cryptocurrency with Skrill?

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Instant trades

Instantly convert 40 fiat currencies into cryptocurrency and take advantage of price movements right away.

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100 payment options

Skrill offers over 100 secure payment methods, so you can fund your crypto transaction however suits you.

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More fiat, more crypto

Exchange from your local currency to 40+ different cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin.


Please note that the Skrill Cryptocurrency Service is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Your use of the Skrill Cryptocurrency Service is subject to the Cryptocurrency Terms of Use.
You should also familiarise yourself with the Cryptocurrency Risk Statement.