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.

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

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)

NEO

Bitcoin Gold

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

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

Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with IG

CFD
Accessible to All clients
Traded in Contracts
Commission Commission-free (just pay our spread)
Platforms Web, mobile app and advanced platforms
Demo account Yes
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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 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.

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

Choose the world’s No.1 CFD provider1

With more than 40 years in trading and over 195,000 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 to make the most of volatility.

Open a position on litecoin via your CFD account.

Take advantage of ripple (XRP) 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.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 75% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.