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.

Cryptocurrency trading

Trade eight cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether and litecoin - no wallet needed. Or get broad exposure in a single trade with our Crypto 10 index.

Cryptocurrency trading is only available to professional traders on the international account.

Call 010 344 0051 or email helpdesk.za@ig.com to talk about opening a trading account. We're around 24 hours a day from 9am Saturday to 11pm Friday.

Contact us: 010 344 0053

Why trade cryptocurrencies with us?

Trade rising and falling prices on leverage to make the most of volatility1

Our deep internal liquidity means there’s more chance of executing your trade at your chosen price

Protect your capital with negative balance protection2 and guaranteed stops3

Safely and easily deposit and withdraw funds. We’re a regulated FTSE 250 company

Speculate on 10 major cryptos, or get wider exposure to the market 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 us

Bitcoin cash

Stellar (XLM)

NEO

EOS

You can also trade our Crypto 10 index giving you exposure to the ten largest coins with a single trade.

Live prices on popular cryptos

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

Ways to trade cryptocurrencies with us

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?

When you trade cryptocurrency, youre speculating on whether a crypto's price will go up or down – without needing to own 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 an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Open an account now

Open an account now

Fast execution on a huge range of markets

Enjoy flexible access to more than 17,000 global markets, with reliable execution

Trade seamlessly, wherever you are

Trade on the move with our natively designed, award-winning trading app

Feel secure with a trusted provider

With 45 years of experience, we’re proud to offer a truly market-leading service

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

Start trading now

Log in to your account now to access today’s opportunity in a huge range of markets.

How much will I have to pay?

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 36 36
Ether 1.2 1.2
Bitcoin Cash 2.5 2.5
Bitcoin SV 3 3
Litecoin 0.6 0.6
EOS 4 4
Stellar 0.2 0.2
NEO 0.3 0.3
Crypto 10 index 38 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 crypto opportunity on the UK's best web-based platform and mobile trading app4,as well as popular third-party platforms including MetaTrader 4.

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 UK's No.1 retail provider1

IG is home to more retail forex traders in the UK than any other forex trading provider. Why trade with anyone but the No.1

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FAQ

Our Crypto 10 index tracks the price of the top ten cryptocurrencies, changed every quarter:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ether
  • Ripple
  • Litecoin
  • Bitcoin cash
  • EOS
  • Bitcoin SV
  • Cardano
  • Monero
  • Stellar

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1 While leverage magnifies profits, it will also magnify losses.
2 Negative balance protection is not available for professional accounts.
3 Guaranteed stops incur a small premium if triggered.
4 Best trading platform as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards and Professional Trader Awards 2019. Best trading app as awarded at the ADVFN International Financial Awards 2020.