Trade seven 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.
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
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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 17,000 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?
- Open a CFD trading account
- Find an opportunity
- Take a position
- 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?
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.
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.
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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 Android devices.
What’s in the Crypto 10 index?
Our Crypto 10 index* is comprised of:
- Bitcoin cash
- Bitcoin SV
1 Based on revenue excluding FX (published half yearly financial statements, June 2020).
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.