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As the world of cryptocurrency continues to grow, so does the demand for financial services in the UK. London has emerged as one of the most important centres for cryptocurrency trading, with a number of major exchanges, brokers and other services operating in the city. The history of cryptocurrency in London dates back to the early 2010s, when Bitcoin first emerged as a disruptive technology.
At this time, London was still relatively new to digital currencies, as the idea of digital “money” had yet to be fully understood or adopted. However, this quickly changed as Bitcoin gained traction, with more people wanting to buy, sell and trade it. By 2013, London was firmly established as a hub for cryptocurrency trading, with a number of exchanges, such as Bitstamp, Coinbase and Kraken, allowing people to buy, sell and trade cryptocurrencies. This was followed by the launch of the UK’s first Bitcoin ATM in Shoreditch, London in 2014.
The city has since seen a surge in cryptocurrency activity. In 2017, the first ever cryptocurrency conference, Crypto Finance Conference, took place in London. This sparked a wave of new startups and businesses that are now dedicated to the cryptocurrency industry, such as Blockchain.com, Coinbase UK, and Coinfloor. London became a major hub for Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). The city is home to some of the world’s largest ICOs, such as the Tezos Foundation, which raised over $230 million in 2017. London has also seen an increase in the number of cryptocurrency-focused venture capital funds, with entities such as Outlier Ventures leading the way. Others like Felix Capital, Fasanara Capital and Northzone have all raised significant amoutns to deploy into Web3 startups.
Today, London is the undisputed centre for cryptocurrency trading and finance in the UK. The city is home to a thriving community of cryptocurrency entrepreneurs, startups and established companies, as well as a number of exchanges and other service providers. With the support of the UK government, London is well-positioned to become a major global centre for cryptocurrency trading and finance in the years to come.