We all like a bit of free money, but how about free crypto? Earning bonuses can add value to your digital asset portfolio and boost your annual savings returns.
Many of the popular trading and savings platforms available in the UK offer sign-up bonuses for new users, often in the form of refer-a-friend or affiliate promotions.
You shouldn’t necessarily pick a platform on the back of a bonus offer, but if it’s the right one for you anyway, then why not earn some extra crypto in the process!
Make sure you do your own due diligence before signing up to a crypto trading or savings platform or app, and ensure the services and fees match your requirements.
Here are some of the best sign-up bonuses on offer in 2021:
BlockFi’s savings and loans platform offers a quick and easy sign-up bonus simply for opening and funding an account.
All you need to do to earn $10 of free Bitcoin (BTC) is sign-up and fund your account with $100 or more (or the equivalent in your domestic currency, such a GBP).
If you’re looking for a top-paying crypto interest account BlockFi should be seriously considered as it offers market-leading interest rates. Free crypto is just an added bonus!
Although primarily a deposit and loans account, you can buy or sell crypto through the platform and app.
Coinbase is one of the best-known exchanges in the world and offers an extremely simply way to buy, sell and exchange crypto making it a top choice for beginners.
Like, BlockFi, it offers a $10 free BTC sign-up bonus if you buy or sell more than $100 (or GBP equivalent) in crypto through its platform.
Coinbase’s fees are higher than other exchanges, but you’re paying for instant access to crypto with your debit/credit card, plus an incredibly user-friendly platform.
Gemini follows the theme with a $10 Bitcoin bonus for new users who sign up and buy or sell $100 (or GBP equivalent) worth of crypto.
The obvious difference is that the platform states this must be done within 30 days of signing up.
Gemini, founded by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, features a slick app that’s minimalist and intuitive.
It also offers some excellent rates of interest on crypto deposits, although to qualify for the highest levels you’ll need to have your interest paid in Gemini dollars.
Bitpanda is a European-focused exchange that offers a 10 Euro sign-up bonus, although the spend required to qualify is lower.
You’ll need to deposit a minimum of 25 Euros and trade the same amount before you’ll be eligible for the bonus, which is paid in cash. (Note, at the time of writing people living in Germany weren’t eligible for the scheme due to regulatory restrictions).
The beauty of Bitpanda is that it offers stocks, ETFs and other financial products in addition to crypto making it an ideal all-in-one trading platform.
Easy to use and popular, Bitpanda is a great starting point for investors who want a diversified portfolio.
Poloniex is a long-established crypto trading platform which is now owned by peer-to-peer payments giant Circle.
Instead of a crypto bonus, you can earn a 10% trading free rebate on trades placed through the platform.
The rebate is paid daily and based on the spot and margin fees accrued during your trading activity.
Adam is the founder of The Crypto Adviser which offers experts guides and reviews on all things related to Bitcoin and cryptocurrency.
Adam is Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA) Level 4 qualified, a Member of the London Institute of Banking and Finance (MLIBF), and has worked for many years as a journalist and PR consultant, having studied with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).