The official reason is money laundering etc. Theoretically there's nothing wrong with buying/selling them but the banks will be extremely cautious...
Pretty damn hard with the UK banks. If they get any whiff that it's Bitcoins, your account is frozen and it's a massive PITA to get your money...
It goes in cycles. There will be an inevitable crash soon, it'll lay dormant for a couple of years and then shoot up again.
For anyone wanting student discount. Just buy a Groupon course from ecareers for about £10. Then get an NUS card.
It'll be Gorilla glass.
There is no need for screen protectors in this day and age.
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