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"but I'd avoid putting much money into them as you could wake up one day to find the whole currency has dropped"It's pretty easy to get bitcoins. I use this sitehttps://localbitcoins.com/
Just set up an account and then click the Buy button next to the seller that is offering UK Bank transfers and is offering the best price. You then need to let them know how many bitcoins you want. They will then send you their bank details and once you have transfered the money they will release the bitcoins from escrow and into your on-line wallet (which you get when you set up your localbitcoins.com account)
thanks for that link pmbe careful - the daily mail did one of their "grass people up for daring to have fun" stories on it last year and i've heard rumours of a few people having trouble since then (i stopped using it after that article personally)
there was also a case this year where a similar website was busted (fbi managed to de-crypt the encrypted details) and a load of people got picked up and extradited to the states INCLUDING several harmless customers who'd done nothing other than buy
as you say, it's great for what it is but dont go into it thinking its risk-free
At the moment the spot price for 1 bitcoin is £70.24. That seller is willing to sell 1 bitcoin to you for £78.13 but he doesn't want to sell a whole bitcoin. He only wants to sell between £10 - £30 worth. Bitcoins are highly devisable and in theory you could buy say 0.1 BTC £0.7 or 70pPM-I'm a bit confused about the pricing of the coins.
You've got price 78.13 GBP/BTC then "Amount £10-30 GBP". How does that all work then? Make him offer of between 10 -30 quid n get 78 quids worth or Bitcoins or Vice Versa?