Losses can exceed deposits
Instead of purchasing bitcoins, use our range of FX pairs to take a view on the virtual currency’s volatility. Unlike trading on exchanges, speculating on the bitcoin price is 100% secure from theft.
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Choose from a variety of different ways to take a position on bitcoin, according to your trading style and preferences.
A tax-free way to speculate on both rising and falling forex markets, taking advantage of leverage.1
Flexible, leveraged trading on margin, enabling you to go either long or short with no stamp duty to pay.
Can I take a short view to open on the price of bitcoins with the markets that IG offers?
Yes. With our FX pairs 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?
We base our bitcoin settlement 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?
Our bitcoin markets are available from 8am on Sunday morning through to 10pm on Friday night (London time) (market holidays permitting).
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1 Tax laws are subject to change and depend on individual circumstances. Tax law may differ in a jurisdiction other than the UK.
2 CFDs are currently only available on our classic platform and mobile apps. They will be available on the new IG Trading platform soon.