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Economy => Marketplace => Topic started by: Sultan on January 18, 2011, 12:01:31 AM



Title: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Sultan on January 18, 2011, 12:01:31 AM
Hi,

The thread speaks for itself.

Apologies if others feel I am ostracising them.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: idev on January 18, 2011, 12:35:59 AM
Yes, im from London !


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Stephen Gornick on January 18, 2011, 01:17:08 AM
There are thee markers on the collaborative map in the UK.  One miner, one user and one exchanger:
  http://www.bitcoinmap.com (http://www.bitcoinmap.com)   Feel free to add a marker for yourself: http://www.umapper.com/maps/edit/id/84618/ (http://www.umapper.com/maps/edit/id/84618/)


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Cryptoman on January 18, 2011, 01:34:16 AM
Now I feel all un-cool and ostracized.   :'(


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Nefario on January 18, 2011, 07:17:50 AM
Hi from Sheffield!

But...your...name....


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: mpkomara on January 18, 2011, 07:30:32 AM
London here


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: ribuck on January 18, 2011, 10:08:19 AM
I'm from the UK (and always happy to buy BTC by UK bank transfer or cheque, at a few percent above the highest MtGox bid).


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Sultan on January 18, 2011, 10:38:39 AM
Cool! That's a few people, but few enough!

Maybe we should set up an exchange for GBP orders of BitCoin.

What goods and services to the British folk offer?

Also, with inspiration from Nefario's idea, if we organise ourselves into networks we world-wide, we can provide currency exchanges throughout the globe! No need to go through rip-off foreign exchangers when you go on holiday!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: genjix on January 18, 2011, 07:02:23 PM
Yes, I'm buying/selling BTC if available.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: gigitrix on January 19, 2011, 01:38:18 AM
Leeds born, Newcastle uni here :)

Also might be interested in buying at some point...


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: just a man on January 20, 2011, 10:51:09 AM
London calling. ;)


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Sultan on January 20, 2011, 10:59:45 AM
So many guys from UK! It's good to know I'm not the only BitCoiner in the country!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: just a man on January 25, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
We need an Exchange dealing in £££s.:)

Anyone know of one?


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: ribuck on January 25, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
We need an Exchange dealing in £££s.:)

At the moment we seem to only have people who want to buy, so an exchange won't help much. I've done a few private transactions with other UK bitcoiners in the past, with good results.

I'm currently buying BTC at 20% above MtGox rates, for payment in GBP, if anyone is interested. The time, hassles and risk of going via LRUSD or using cash-in-the-mail exchanges makes the 20% difference worth it for me.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: bitdragon on January 25, 2011, 03:20:35 PM
Hi,

I'm in Switzerland partnering up with btcex.com
I can add a GBP account for deposits and withdrawals.

Would there be an interest in that? My fees to add a currency are reasonable and would do it if there is an interest.

Cheers,


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Sultan on January 25, 2011, 11:22:27 PM
I think, as mentioned before, the problem is that most of the British people are wanting to buy BTC instead of sell it. This alone makes the demand higher.

Glad to know others are out there with the same problem.

As for an exchange, since MTGox is already very well established, it doesn't matter what exchange people use, it is going to be roughly around that price, and so the UK prices will be 'pegged' to the BTC price in dollars.

Did BitCoin explode in America significantly before anywhere else in the worlds? It just seems that most of the guys who have BitCoins are in America, the First Miners.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: kiba on January 25, 2011, 11:52:16 PM
I think, as mentioned before, the problem is that most of the British people are wanting to buy BTC instead of sell it. This alone makes the demand higher.

Glad to know others are out there with the same problem.

As for an exchange, since MTGox is already very well established, it doesn't matter what exchange people use, it is going to be roughly around that price, and so the UK prices will be 'pegged' to the BTC price in dollars.

Did BitCoin explode in America significantly before anywhere else in the worlds? It just seems that most of the guys who have BitCoins are in America, the First Miners.

According to the country poll, The Americans made up 1/3 of the population.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: genjix on January 26, 2011, 08:32:31 AM
I'm in the process of setting up a UK exchange, so no worries. Fees will be very low.

Should be opened within 10-15 days.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: just a man on January 26, 2011, 08:58:59 AM
Great, good to hear.  8)


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: cdb000 on January 26, 2011, 03:50:27 PM
I'm in the process of setting up a UK exchange, so no worries. Fees will be very low.

Should be opened within 10-15 days.

 This will be very welcome to Londoners such as myself.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Sultan on January 26, 2011, 07:14:51 PM
I'm in the process of setting up a UK exchange, so no worries. Fees will be very low.

Should be opened within 10-15 days.

Hail to the genjix!!! Looking forward to it!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: sturle on February 23, 2011, 12:19:19 PM
I need to pay 14 GBP to an account in Barclays bank.  Payment for computer equipment (I don't use VISA, Mastercard or PayPal more than I have to after the Wikileaks scandal.)  It would cost me a silly amount in fees to pay from my Norwegian account, and I wonder if someone in UK would be willing to make the payment for me for 28 BTC?  (That is 28 BTC at 0.5 GBP each.)  The offer is valid for 24 hours.  PM if interested.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: ribuck on February 23, 2011, 12:42:13 PM
Hey UK people, I need to buy some BTC in the next 10 days (to cover an option that I sold), and would like to pay by UK bank transfer. I'm prepared to pay £0.57 per bitcoin, which is well above the MtGox rate, for any quantity from 100 to 2000 bitcoins.

Anyone interested? Reply here or send me a PM.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: granrojo on February 23, 2011, 05:47:49 PM
I'm also from London so there are a few of us.

Always happy to buy Bitcoin in exchange for GBP.

If anyone here needs a London plumber they can pay with Bitcoins then I'm your man, you might even get a discount!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: ribuck on February 23, 2011, 09:16:08 PM
If anyone here needs a London plumber they can pay with Bitcoins then I'm your man
Let me know if you're ever on a working holiday in Lancashire!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: amwt on February 23, 2011, 11:58:27 PM
Anyone here also trading on OTC? See you on IRC.

How about doing it the very very old fashioned way and trade at a City of London cafe?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stock_Exchange#Exchange (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stock_Exchange#Exchange)


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: deMangler on February 25, 2011, 12:49:43 AM
I am in the UK. Also I am from the UK.

Hello!  ;D

I am trying to find ways I can add to the bitcoin economy.
Currently I am offering spare webhosting capacity - details here. (http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3821.0)

I may be open to participating in UK oriented bitcoin collaborative projects, although I draw the line at sponsored morris dancing.
dM


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: KŁnstlicheAffe on June 17, 2011, 07:49:07 AM
Hello from Manchester!


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: zerokwel on June 17, 2011, 09:23:11 AM
From newcastle as well born and raised.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: royalecraig on June 17, 2011, 11:33:20 AM
Hull here, looking to Buy 2 BTC's for Cash or PO, MoneyGram.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: Bezza on June 17, 2011, 11:37:57 AM
London here. Wish we had more UK exchanges out there. Trying Britcoin at the moment.


Title: Re: Anybody from the UK?
Post by: KŁnstlicheAffe on June 17, 2011, 11:48:17 AM
Britcoin worked for me. Just waiting on some more funds to arrive to convert into BTC!

Would be better if there were some competing ones!