Cryptocurrency trading

Trade eight cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether, ripple and litecoin, without taking ownership of the underlying. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

Contact us on +971 (0) 4 5592108 or about opening an account. Our customer service team is available 24 hrs a day, except for Saturday from 1:00am to 11:00am (Dubai time).

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Why trade cryptocurrencies with IG?

Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility2

Improved liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price

Preserve your capital with guaranteed stops3

Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company

Speculate on 10 major cryptocurrencies and crosses, or get broad exposure with our Crypto 10 index

Cryptocurrencies you can trade with IG

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)



Our Crypto 10 index gives you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.

Live prices on our most popular markets


Prices above are subject to our website terms and conditions. Prices are indicative only.

Trade cryptocurrencies CFDs with IG

Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Commission Commission-free (just pay our spread)
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms
Demo account: Yes
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What is cryptocurrency trading?

Cryptocurrency trading involves speculating on whether a cryptocurrency’s price will go up or down – without taking ownership of any underlying coins.

What are the benefits of cryptocurrency trading?

Magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account.

How do I trade cryptocurrencies?

  1. Open a trading account
  2. Find an opportunity
  3. Take a position
  4. Monitor your trade

Open a cryptocurrency CFD trading account

Fill in our simple online form

We’ll ask a few questions about your trading experience.

Get verified

We can usually verify your identity on the same day

Fund and start trading

Or practise on a risk-free demo if you’d prefer.

How much will I have to pay?


CFD trading is a form of leveraged trading, meaning you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit initially. Though not actually a cost to you, the margin you pay makes a big difference to the affordability of your trade.


Your key payment for trading CFDs is the spread – the difference between the buy and the sell price – which is essentially our commission for executing your trade. We work to keep our spreads among the lowest in the business.

Spot FX Retail margin Leverage equivalent Professional margin Leverage equivalent
Bitcoin 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Ether 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Ripple 10% 1:10 4.5% 1:22
Bitcoin Cash 10% 1:10 9% 1:11
Litecoin 10% 1:10 9% 1:11
EOS 10% 1:10 9% 1:11
Stellar 10% 1:10 9% 1:11
NEO 10% 1:10 9% 1:11

Bitcoin 38 N/A
Ether 1.4 N/A
Ripple 0.4 N/A
Bitcoin Cash 1.8 N/A
Litecoin 0.5 N/A
EOS 3.5 N/A
Stellar 0.15 N/A
NEO 0.1 N/A

Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.

Opening a CFD account with IG is free and simple, gives you access to 8 cryptocurrency markets, and carries no obligation to fund or trade.

When you’re ready to open a position, you can add stops and limits to manage your risk. As a new trader you’ll also get lower minimum deal sizes for one month.

What platforms can I use to trade on cryptocurrencies with IG?

Discover a fast, clear and smart way to trade cryptocurrencies via your web browser.

Use custom algorithms to execute trades automatically, even when your machine is off.

Choose the best price with direct market access for your cryptocurrency CFD trades.

Trade wherever you are with apps for iOS and Android devices.

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider1

With more than 45 years in trading and over 195,200 clients around the globe, we’re the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1 Why trade cryptocurrencies with anyone else?

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Go long or short on bitcoin to make the most of volatility.

Open a position on litecoin via your CFD account.

Take advantage of ripple (XRP) price movements.

1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2019).
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.

All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits. Trading CFDs may not be suitable for everyone so please ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. All trading involves risk and losses can exceed deposits.