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.
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.
Fund your international accout with a credit or debit card for easy access to this market
Cryptocurrencies you can trade with IG
Our Crypto 10 index gives you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.
Live prices on our most popular markets
Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with IG
|Accessible to||All clients|
|Commission||Commission-free (just pay our spread)|
|Platforms||Web, mobile app and advanced platforms|
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?
- Open a 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 risk-free demo if you’d prefer.
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.
|Crypto 10 index||25%||n/a|
Depending on your position, you may need to pay overnight funding.
Opening a CFD account with IG is free and simple, gives you access to 11 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?
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.
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 2019).
2 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.