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.

Call +41 (0) 22 888 10 42 to talk about opening a trading account. We’re here from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.

Contact us: +41 (0) 22 888 10 42

Why trade cryptocurrencies with IG Bank?

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

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

Give your trading an edge with our accessible, easy-to-use platform and apps

Safely and easily deposit funds. We’re authorised and regulated by FINMA

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

Keep your costs down with our competitive spreads

Cryptocurrencies you can trade with IG Bank

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.

CFD trading on cryptocurrencies

Main benefits Useful for hedging
Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Tax status No stamp duty2
Commission Commission-free (just pay our spread)
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms
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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 trading account today

Fill in our simple online form

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

Identity verification

We can verify your identity in 6 different ways.

Fund your account and trade

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 cryptocurrencies 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 Margin
Bitcoin 10%
Ether 10%
Ripple 10%
Bitcoin Cash 10%
Litecoin 10%
EOS 10%
Stellar 10%
NEO 10%
Crypto 10 index 10%

Bitcoin 38 38
Ether 1.4 1.4
Ripple 0.4 0.4
Bitcoin Cash 1.8 1.8
Litecoin 0.5 0.5
EOS 3.5 3.5
Stellar 0.15 0.15
NEO 0.1 0.1
Crypto 10 Index 25 n/a

Opening a CFD account with IG Bank is free and simple, gives you access to 10 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 Bank?

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 provider3

With more than 45 years of experience and over 178,000 clients around the globe, we’re the world’s No.1 CFD provider.3 Why trade cryptocurrencies with anyone else?


What’s in the Crypto 10 index?

Our Crypto 10 index* is comprised of:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Ripple
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin cash
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Cardano
  • Monero
  • Stellar
*Please note that constituents are changed every quarter.

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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 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
2 Tax law may differ depending on jurisdiction.
3 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half-yearly financial statements, June 2019).