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Flexible bitcoin trading

Trade on bitcoin volatility with our range of FX pairs and digital 100s. No wallet needed. 

Only available on an international account*

Find a bitcoin market to trade

Use our market finder tool to find news, videos, analysis and data on the bitcoin markets you want to trade.

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Why trade bitcoin with IG?

  • Go short as well as long

    Because you never actually own the currency, you can go short if you think the value will fall

  • Trade with absolute confidence

    Unlike trading on exchanges, speculating on the bitcoin price is 100% secure from theft

  • Trade on virtual currency pairs

    Speculate on the bitcoin price against a range of global currencies

  • Fully regulated and trusted provider

    We're an FSP and FCA-regulated, FTSE 250 company with 40 years' trading experience

Ways to trade bitcoin with IG

Instead of purchasing bitcoins you can speculate on their value as a forex pair or using digital 100s.

Forex pairs

Trade on bitcoin currency pairs as CFDs, with spreads from $4 and 7.5% margin.


Learn more about forex trading

Open an account now

It's free to open an account, takes less than five minutes, and there's no obligation to fund or trade.


Do I need a bitcoin wallet to trade bitcoin markets with IG?

No. With IG you are simply speculating on the price movement of bitcoin ($). You never need to actually own any.

Can I take a short view to open on the price of bitcoins ($) with the markets that IG offers?

Yes. With our FX pairs, digital 100s and sprint markets you never hold bitcoins in the real sense, so you can take a short view to open on bitcoins.

How are IG's bitcoin settlements derived?

IG’s bitcoin settlement  is based on a combination of real time prices provided directly by some of the world’s most liquid bitcoin exchanges.

When are your bitcoin markets available?

Bitcoin markets are available from 8am on Sunday morning through to 10pm on Friday night (London time) (market holidays permitting).

Where are the bitcoin markets on the trading platform?

The bitcoin FX pairs are under "Forex" > "Virtual FX". The bitcoin ($) markets and digital 100s are under "Bitcoin" in the main finder navigation.

Watch Sara explain the basics of bitcoin
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Please note: Bitcoin is available to trade on an international account only

*South African residents are required to obtain the necessary tax clearance certificates in line with their foreign investment
allowance and may not use credit or debit cards to fund their international account.

1 The fast-moving nature of digital 100s provides the possibility of short-term gains, alongside any potential losses. Although they are limited risk, you should be aware that there is still the potential to make substantial losses as well as gains.

2 World's No.1 CFD provider: for CFDs, based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, September 2015; (Investment Trends UK Leveraged Trading Report September 2015).

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