24 August 2015 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Quickbitcoin Launches 24 Hour Service

We are happy to announce we are launching a 24/7 service. You can now order bitcoins at any time of day or night. For the night service to work smoothly please bear in mind the following: ID verifications only happen during the day. To order at night - you'll

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15 November 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Bitcoin Public Key Based Login for Unobtrusive User Accounts

We recently implemented a soft login system at https://quickbitcoin.co.uk/ using only your bitcoin public key to remember your details. This is the first implementation of this system that we have seen and provides a far less intrusive way of setting up user accounts. When you buy bitcoins

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22 September 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

What will it take to bring Bitcoin Mainstream?

To take Bitcoin the technology, or bitcoin the currency mainstream could provide true value to society by breaking down the banking monopolies and offering entirely new ways for people to interact and do business together. Many proponents see the end goal of bitcoin to be a currency for the third

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17 April 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Bitcoiniacs Expands Globally

The world's most successful bitcoin brokerage is setting up operations in the UK! Bitcoiniacs and Cointrader.net, the Canadian companies that brought the world its very first Bitcoin ATM, are quietly replicating their Vancouver business around the world. Last month with a partnership in Singapore and now a joint venture

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13 April 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Best Bitcoin Wallet for the UK

Just like for real money, there are several different types of wallets for Bitcoin. Which Bitcoin wallet is best simply depends on one’s needs and personal preference. This post will review available Bitcoin wallets for people wishing to buy Bitcoin in the UK. Desktop Wallet Clients A desktop client

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06 April 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Good and Bad Banks for Buying Bitcoin in the UK

We have been putting together a list of which banks are best to use when purchasing bitcoins in the UK using bank transfer. Wire transfers in the UK are part of the Faster Payments Service under which payments are meant to be cleared within 2 hours 24/7. Buying bitcoins

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20 February 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

What is Bitcoin

Digital money Very simply, Bitcoin is the money of the internet or digital cash. Bitcoin is changing the financial system as dramatically as email changed the way we communicate. From the early days of the internet there have been many attempts at digital money and all have failed until Bitcoin

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22 January 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Use Case: Bitcoin for affiliate schemes

When people talk about the pros and cons of Bitcoin, it is usually in relation to its potential as an alternative currency. This, in my opinion, is a bit narrow minded, as the potential for Bitcoin stretches far beyond its use as common tender. An example of this is the

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20 January 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Press, Affiliate Scheme, and New Sellers

QuickBitcoin in the press Bitcoin has been getting a lot of press recently, and we are very excited to announce that QuickBitcoin was mentioned on the front page of the Financial Times. You can see the online version of the article here. We also recently took part in the Satoshi

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08 January 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

How to buy bitcoins in the uk from Quickbitcoin

Buying Bitcoin from Quickbitcoin is quick and easy. This tutorial will walk you through the order process. To get started you will need a UK bank account with online or telephone banking and a Bitcoin wallet. If you do not yet have a bitcoin wallet we recommend Multibit. Order Process

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03 January 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Setting up a Bitcoin wallet with Multibit

A lot of people ask us how to setup a bitcoin wallet. The process is actually very simple, but often people don't really know where to start. This tutorial will get you up and running with your first bitcoin wallet. Warning - if you are infected with the cryptolocker virus

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02 January 2014 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Get 5% extra for every order by tweeting @quickbitcoin

Thanks to everyone who supported us in 2013. We are very excited about the year ahead, and what it will bring for bitcoin. To celebrate the new year we will add 5% of bitcoins to your order if you tweet @quickbitcoin and fill in your twitter handler when placing the

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20 November 2013 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Press Release - Introducing the new Bitcoin whitelabel platform from QuickBitcoin

20 Nov 2013 - QuickBitcoin UK is announcing the launch of its bitcoin trading whitelabel solution, providing bitcoin merchants worldwide with a market leading platform to sell bitcoins directly to the consumer. For the past eight months, QuickBitcoin has established itself as a leading provider of rapid bitcoin purchases. Customers

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30 October 2013 by Guy Halford-Thompson

We are now listed on CheapBitcoins

I am pleased to announce that QuickBitcoin is now listed on the CheapBitcoin comparison website. http://cheapbitcoins.somee.com/Compare/?i=0&b=true&n=1

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22 May 2013 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Changes to the order process

We have been working hard behind the scenes lately to bring some big changes to how the order process works. There are many reasons behind these changes, but the guiding principle, as always, is always customer experience. Under the previous site flow, we found that a lot of customers were

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05 May 2013 by Guy Halford-Thompson

Moving to Heroku

You might have noticed the site had a bit of downtime today (interestingly, I didnt get any emails from pingdom, need to check that out). The reason for the downtime was that we were moving the site over from a custom built AWS instance on to Heroku. While AWS provides

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