We're about to start unlocking cryptocurrencies for everyone! ๐Ÿ”“

Chad West

 ยท 01/31/2018  ยท 01/31/2018

The wait is nearly over. We know it's been a long and lonely one, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. ๐Ÿ”ฆ

Waiting sucks. And the fact that you've had to wait a couple more weeks than planned, makes it suck even more. While we knew this feature would prove to be a popular one, we did not anticipate the insane demand which came our way.

We launched this feature to tear down walls and open up the world of cryptocurrencies to everyone, not just the enthusiasts and the tech savvy. While this feature may not be suitable for serious traders, it's an easy and instant pathway for everyone else.

No exchanges. No private keys. No cold storage. Just tap a button and get immediate exposure to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ether. ๐ŸŽ‰

So, in order to cope with demand and avoid disrupting the service for everyone else, we decided to roll this feature out gradually, starting with our Premium customers.

Whilst we appreciate that our decision frustrated some people, the most important thing for us was to avoid any downtime or lag to the app. It would not have been fair to our customers if we had crashed just so that we could onboard as many new customers as possible.


However, after a wee delay, we're super happy to announce that we'll be rolling out cryptocurrencies to all customers in batches.

This means that everyone will soon be able to buy, hold and sell Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum in just 30 seconds directly from the app. You can also transfer cryptocurrency to other Revolut users for free or even pay for your morning latte in Bitcoin!

Unfortunately, at this stage, we cannot allow transfers to external wallets or for customers to transfer their existing crypto to the app.

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To get started, just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Update to the latest version of the app (4.12.) - Download for iOS or Android.
  2. Tap on the Cryptocurrencies button in the More tab of the app.
  3. Cryptocurrencies will be auto unlocked for you in a few weeks time.

Once you've tapped on the cryptocurrencies button, we'll send you a push notification to confirm your place in the queue.

If you're the forgetful type, don't worry. We'll send you an email and a push notification on the day when the feature becomes available to you. ๐Ÿ‘