Cryptocurrency trading

Trade ten 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.

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

Practise trading forex on a demo account, in an environment with reduced risk

Cryptocurrencies you can trade with IG

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)

NEO

EOS

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

Live prices on our most popular markets

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

Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with IG

You can trade cryptocurrencies with IG using CFDs. CFDs, or contract for difference, allow you to speculate on the price of cryptocurrencies without having to take ownership of the underlying assets. With CFDs you can trade over 16,000 markets on leverage through all our available platforms including web, mobile, and MT4.

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?

For CFD trades, you can magnify your exposure with leverage and go long or short on the price - all without the expense of any 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 if you’d prefer.

How much will I have to pay?

Margins

CFD trading are forms 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.

Spreads

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.

Market Retail margin
Bitcoin 5.00%
Ether 5.00%
Ripple 5.00%
Bitcoin Cash 10.00%
Litecoin 10.00%
EOS 10.00%
Stellar 10.00%
NEO 10.00%
Crypto 10 index 10.00%

Market CFDs/ MT4
Bitcoin 50
Ether 2
Ripple 0.4
Bitcoin Cash 2.4
Litecoin 0.6
EOS 3
Stellar 0.15
NEO 0.1
Crypto 10 index 40

How much does it cost?

The key charge to be aware of when trading cryptocurrencies is the spread – a charge for executing your trade. We benchmark our fees to keep them among the lowest in the business.

CFDs/MT4
Bitcoin 40
Ether 2
Bitcoin Cash 2.5
Ripple 0.6
Litecoin 0.6
EOS 4
Stellar 0.5
NEO 0.3
Ether/Bitcoin 3
Bitcoin Cash/Bitcoin 6

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

There's no minimum balance required to open a CFD account with IG, it gives you access to 10 cyptocurrency 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 trade sizes for the first two weeks.

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 40 years in trading and over 178,500 clients around the globe, we’re the world’s No.1 CFD provider.1 Why trade cryptocurrencies with anyone else?

FAQ

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 CFDs to make the most of volatility.

Open a position on litecoin via your CFD account.

Take advantage of ripple (XRP) CFD 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.