CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. Please ensure you fully understand the risks involved.

Cryptocurrency trading

Trade more than ten 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 1800 601 799 or email to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here 24 hours a day, except from 7am to 5pm Saturdays (AEST).

Contact us: 1800 601 799

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 stops4

Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company3

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

No wallet needed. Get exposure to cryptocurrencies without the worries of managing a cryptocurrency wallet.

Cryptocurrencies you can trade CFDs on with IG

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)



Polkadot (DOT)

Dogecoin (DOGE)

Uniswap (UNI)

Chainlink (LINK)

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

Prices on popular markets


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

What is cryptocurrency trading?

Trading cryptocurrency CFDs 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 with IG?

For CFD trades, you can go long or short on the price – all without the expense of an exchange account.

How do I trade cryptocurrencies?

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

Open a cryptocurrency trading account in minutes

Fill in our simple online form

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

Get swift verification

We can usually verify your ID in just a few seconds.

Fund your account and trade

Or practise on a demo account 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 cryptocurrencies with IG 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.

Market Retail margin Pro Level 1 margin Pro Level 2 margin
What is this?
Bitcoin 50.00% 25.00% 4.00%
Ether 50.00% 25.00% 4.00%
Bitcoin Cash 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Litecoin 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
EOS 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Stellar 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
NEO 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Crypto 10 index 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Cardano 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Polkadot 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Dogecoin 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Chainlink 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%
Uniswap 50.00% 25.00% 8.00%

Market CFDs/ MT4
Bitcoin 36
Ether 1.2
Bitcoin Cash 2
Litecoin 0.4
Stellar 0.2
NEO 0.2
Crypto 10 index 38
Cardano 1.4
Polkadot 29.3
Dogecoin 0.17
Chainlink 20
Uniswap 16

All cryptocurrency costs and details

For full details including spreads, trading hours and margins for all our crypto products, follow the links to our help area.

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.

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

Choose Australia's No.1 FX provider1

Find your next opportunity in our huge range of over 80 major, minor and exotic forex pairs. Why trade with anyone but the No.1?


What’s in the Crypto 10 index?

Our Crypto 10 index* is comprised of:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin cash
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Cardano
  • Monero
  • Stellar
*Please note that constituents are changed every quarter. The index is calculated and managed by BITA GmbH, for further information click here.

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

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Learn more about cryptocurrency

1 Number 1 in Australia by primary relationships, FX, Investment Trends December 2020 Leveraged Trading Report.
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 IG is part of IG Group Holdings Plc, a member of the FTSE 250.
4 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.