HMRC has requested UK taxpayer information from the largest exchanges operating within the country. While it has not been confirmed whether Bybit has complied with requests of HMRC, other prominent exchanges such as Coinbase have stated that they cooperated by turning over transaction details for users who received more than £5,000 worth of crypto on its platform.
HMRC has used data matching to crack down on crypto tax fraud. By using information provided by exchanges like Bybit, HMRC is able to track crypto transactions and identify individuals who have not met their tax obligations.
Yes. In the UK, your transactions on Bybit or other platforms are subject to capital gains tax and ordinary income tax.
If you’ve earned or disposed (ex. Sold or traded away cryptocurrency) during the year, you’ll have a tax liability to report to HMRC.
For more information, check out our complete UK guide to cryptocurrency taxes.
In compliance with the ban on cryptocurrency derivatives by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Bybit decided in March 2023 to discontinue its services to UK customers. As a consequence, UK residents are not permitted to open new accounts or perform trades on Bybit exchange.