Cryptocurrency trading

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

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email We're here 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Call +971 (0) 4 5592108 or email We're here 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, except for Saturday from 1am to 11am.

Contact us: +971 (0) 4 5592108

Why trade cryptocurrencies with us?

Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility1

Our deep internal liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price

Protect your capital with guaranteed stops2

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

Speculate on 10 major cryptos, or get wider exposure to the market with our Crypto 10 index

Cryptocurrencies you can trade with us

You can also trade our Crypto 10 index, giving you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.

Live prices on popular cryptos


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

Trade cryptocurrencies CFDs with us

Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Commission Commission-free (just pay our spread)
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced crypto trading platforms
Demo account: Yes
Learn more about CFDs

What is cryptocurrency trading?

When you trade cryptocurrency, you’re speculating on whether a crypto’s price will go up or down – without needing to own 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

How much will I have to pay?


CFD trading is a form of leveraged trading. This means you can win, or lose, a significant amount more than you deposit. 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 – 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
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 36 N/A
Ether 1.2 N/A
Bitcoin Cash 2 N/A
Litecoin 0.4 N/A
Stellar 0.2 N/A
NEO 0.2 N/A

Opening a CFD account with IG is free and simple. You’ll get access to 11 cryptocurrency markets, and you don’t have to fund or trade until you’re ready.

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 2 weeks.

The UK’s best crypto trading platform

Discover crypto opportunity on the UK’s best web-based platform and mobile trading app3, as well as popular third-party platforms including MetaTrader 4.


Our Crypto 10 index tracks the price of the top ten cryptocurrencies, changed every quarter:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin cash
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Cardano
  • Monero
  • Stellar

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* Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.
1While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
2Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.
3Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.