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
Our Crypto 10 index gives you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.
Live prices on our most popular markets
Trade cryptocurrencies CFDs with IG
|Accessible to||All clients|
|Commission||Commission-free (just pay our spread)|
|Platforms||Web, mobile app and advanced platforms|
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?
- Open a trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- 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.
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|
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.
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.