Bitcoin Forum
October 18, 2017, 05:51:10 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.0.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Introduction to Bitcoin  (Read 765 times)
forgoodnesssake
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3


View Profile
October 19, 2012, 04:27:35 PM
 #1

Hello,

My eyes have just been opened to the wonderful world of Bitcoins.

I am in the UK and would like to purchase some, where would be a good place to do that using a bank transfer?
1508305871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508305871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508305871
Reply with quote  #2

1508305871
Report to moderator
1508305871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508305871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508305871
Reply with quote  #2

1508305871
Report to moderator
1508305871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508305871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508305871
Reply with quote  #2

1508305871
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1508305871
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1508305871

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1508305871
Reply with quote  #2

1508305871
Report to moderator
knight22
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


--------------->¿?


View Profile
October 19, 2012, 05:09:28 PM
 #2

You can use https://www.bitinstant.com/

or open an account at http://mtgox.com

forgoodnesssake
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3


View Profile
October 19, 2012, 05:32:35 PM
 #3

You can use https://www.bitinstant.com/

or open an account at http://mtgox.com
[/quot

Many thanks, is it necessary to go through the "account verification" process?
knight22
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


--------------->¿?


View Profile
October 19, 2012, 05:41:05 PM
 #4

Many thanks, is it necessary to go through the "account verification" process?

At mt.gox yes it is necessary but not at bitinstant.
You can also try to find someone to make a local transaction at https://localbitcoins.com/

forgoodnesssake
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 3


View Profile
October 19, 2012, 07:57:23 PM
 #5

Many thanks, is it necessary to go through the "account verification" process?

At mt.gox yes it is necessary but not at bitinstant.
You can also try to find someone to make a local transaction at https://localbitcoins.com/

Thank-you for the replies I appreciate it.

I really just want the simplest way to purchase some bitcoins so that I can make a purchase.

Originally I was going to use Intersango because they allow bank transfer as payment but was informed that "Open registration is currently closed."

Hence posting here.

From what you have told me Bitinstant maybe my best option, so I need to change the country to UK, pay from online bank transfer, to MTGox, is that correct?

I really want it to go straight into my silkroad account, how do I do that?

knight22
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


--------------->¿?


View Profile
October 20, 2012, 12:07:52 AM
 #6

Sorry I cannot help you any further because I'm in Canada and I'm using https://www.cavirtex.com/home for my bitcoin transactions.
I strongly suggest you to look further with bitinstant. You should be able to make a direct cash deposit and get your bitcoin in the same day without opening any account.

Meatball
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 378



View Profile
October 20, 2012, 12:11:28 AM
 #7

Before you start throwing some money around after just 2 days, you might want to do a bit more research and understand what's going on with the market and mining ecology at the moment.
bbit
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1288

Bitcoin


View Profile
October 20, 2012, 02:58:41 AM
 #8

How much are you looking for ?
Stephen Gornick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2282



View Profile
October 20, 2012, 03:29:00 AM
 #9

I am in the UK and would like to purchase some, where would be a good place to do that using a bank transfer?


BlockChain.info now accepts funds from Barclays Pingit:
 - https://blockchain.info/wallet/deposit-pingit


BitInstant is still in trial mode for their Online Bank Transfer method for buying coins using a bank transfer.  You can try there:
 - http://www.BitInstant.com


Other methods include:

You can send cash (GBP) in the mail to Bitcoin Nordic (in Denmark):
 - http://www.BitcoinNordic.com


And, or course, there may be a chance for a local trade:
 - http://www.LocalBitcoins.com


Another method to buy bitcoins uses credit card through VirWoX.  How that works is you buy Second Life Lindens (SLL) with credit card, then convert those to BTCs and then you can withdraw BTCs.  With being a new user and using credit card there is about a day delay before you can withdraw, as they complete fraud checks.  They also accept MoneyBookers/Skrill.
 - http://www.VirWoX.com

You can purchase bitcoins with UKash from MercaBit.eu, BitcoinNordic.com and VirWoX.

And there may be other methods that work for you as well:
 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins

kgonepostl
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 124



View Profile
October 20, 2012, 04:43:40 AM
 #10

seems like a lot of info. Tell me, why do people buy bitcoins? Do they buy low sell high sort of thing? I've always wondered why I can trade my coins for amazon with a 2% fee. Seems rediculous the amount of money they are willing to pay me for these things.
knight22
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1358


--------------->¿?


View Profile
October 20, 2012, 06:31:27 PM
 #11

seems like a lot of info. Tell me, why do people buy bitcoins? Do they buy low sell high sort of thing? I've always wondered why I can trade my coins for amazon with a 2% fee. Seems rediculous the amount of money they are willing to pay me for these things.

Actually, I'm buying bitcoin to protect my savings from inflation in a long term run.

jonny1
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 10


View Profile
October 22, 2012, 09:24:01 PM
 #12

Im looking for $50 worth of bitcoins can anyone with some positive feedback and history in this area help me out???

many thanks jonny.



Meatball
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 378



View Profile
October 22, 2012, 11:28:57 PM
 #13

Im looking for $50 worth of bitcoins can anyone with some positive feedback and history in this area help me out???

many thanks jonny.



Go to MTGox and sign up for an account.  You can buy/sell BTC through there.
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!