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How CFDs on cryptocurrencies work?
  •  Trading cryptocurrency CFDs is risky! They are complex and highly risky financial products. The crypto markets are highly volatile and subject to significant fluctuations, so trade with caution.
  •  Prepare! CFDs on cryptocurrencies are not suitable for all traders. To trade these financial instruments you have to make sure you have sufficient knowledge and experience.
  •  Trading CFDs on cryptocurrencies is not specifically regulated under any EU framework.
  •  Cryptocurrency CFD traders are offered no protection under the ICF (Investors Compensation Fund) scheme nor do they have the right to report to the Cyprus Financial Ombudsman.

Trade cryptocurrency CFDs with Capital.com

What is a cryptocurrency? A cryptocurrency is a digital asset conceived for use as a medium of exchange, which uses cryptography to secure transactions, control the supply of additional units and corroborate transfers. In short, cryptocurrency is a decentralised electronic currency.

Why trade cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies have the tendency to be particularly volatile, so they provide various opportunities for traders to open positions with big movements. Leveraged trading provides high liquidity, matched with the reputation cryptocurrencies have for being highly volatile, means that trading cryptocurrencies with Capital.com provides greater opportunities in markets.

What cryptocurrencies can be traded with Capital.com?

Capital.com offers a variety of cryptocurrencies that can be traded in relation to many different currencies. We offer pairings with the following cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ripple, TRON, Ethereum and many others. Study cryptocurrency price charts with Capital.com

Investing vs. trading cryptocurrency

There are two options when trading in the cryptocurrency market. You can buy actual cryptocurrency on exchanges, where you own the underlying asset. This is considered a long-term investment, as you are waiting for the price to rise significantly before selling.

Alternatively, you can trade cryptocurrency CFDs. A CFD is a popular type of derivative that allows you to trade on margin, providing you with greater exposure to the financial markets. CFDs are a type of derivative so you do not buy the underlying asset itself. Instead, you buy or sell units for a given financial instrument depending on whether you think the underlying price will rise or fall.

When buying cryptocurrency, it is stored in a wallet, but when trading CFDs the position is held in your trading account, which is regulated by a financial authority.

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The evolution of cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have jumped into the public eye, but their development began long before the astronomic rise of 2017. Read more about the diverse history of this revolutionary new asset class.

October 2008

Satoshi Nakamoto publishes white paper – “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

September 2012

Ripple begins to gain support

July 2013

Ethereum’s ICO raised $2.3 million in 12 hours

July 2017

LedgerX becomes first digital currency exchange to achieve federal approval in the USA

January 2009

First Bitcoin is mined

March 2013

Bitcoin market cap exceeds $1 billion

July 2015

Ethereum platform launches

December 2017

Bitcoin reaches its max market cap of over $400 billion

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October 2008

Satoshi Nakamoto publishes white paper – “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System

January 2009

First Bitcoin is mined

September 2012

Ripple begins to gain support

March 2013

Bitcoin market cap exceeds $1 billion

July 2013

Ethereum’s ICO raised $2.3 million in 12 hours

July 2015

Ethereum platform launches

July 2017

LedgerX becomes first digital currency exchange to achieve federal approval in the USA

December 2017

Bitcoin reaches its max market cap of over $400 billion

How we make money?

Capital.com makes the majority of it’s money through the spread, the difference between the buy and sell price.

Trade cryptocurrencies with leverage

Cryptos are available to trade with up to 2:1 leverage. Start trading with as little as $100 to control a position of $200

Crypto CFD’s
  • Trade 24/7 on a wide range of cryptos

  • Buy and sell cryptos to take advantage of rises and falls in price

  • No need to setup crypto wallets and private keys

Profit and loss control

You can easily define Stops and Limits to request positions to close at a specified price.

Set up price alerts to be informed of big moves.