Cryptocurrency Forex Brokers

Cryptocurrencies are trading instruments that share a lot of similarities with the traditional currencies. Many retail foreign exchange brokers offer trading services in cryptocurrency pairs (in form of CFDs) on more favorable conditions compared to exchanges. The list below is similar to that of the Bitcoin FX brokers, except for the latter also includes companies that do not allow trading in BTC but support payments in that cryptocurrency. The brokers listed here usually offer such trading instruments as:

  • BTC/USD — Bitcoin vs. US dollar;
  • ETH/USD — Ethereum (or Ether) vs. US dollar;
  • XRP/USD — Ripple vs. US dollar;
  • LTC/USD — Litecoin vs. US dollar;
  • DASH/USD — Dash vs. US dollar;
  • ETH/BTC — Ethereum vs. Bitcoin;
  • BTC/EUR — Bitcoin vs. euro;
  • and so on.

However, not all of them permit funds deposit or withdrawal in cryptocurrencies. You will find 99 brokers listed in the table below.

Forex Broker Min. Account Size Broker Rating Min. Position Size Payment Max. Leverage Serious Regulation Spread US
FXTM $5 8.7 0.01 1:1000
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • MetaTrader 5
    • WebTrader
  • Countries
    BZ CY GB ZA
  • Regulation
    • CySEC, 185/12
    • FCA (UK), 777911
    • FSCA (South Africa), 46614
    • IFSC (Belize), IFSC/60/345/TS and IFSC/60/345/APM.
Exness $1 7.2 0.01 1:2000
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • MetaTrader 5
    • Mobile Trading Platform
    • Web Trading
  • Countries
    CY VC
  • Regulation
    • CySEC, 178/12
    • FCA (UK), 730729
    • IFSA (St. Vincent and Grenadines), 21927
AAFX Trading $100 7.3 0.01 1:2000
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • Web Trading
    • WebTrader
  • Countries
    AE AU HK MY NZ QA SA US VC
  • Regulation
    • ASIC, 4240010
    • FSA (St. Vincent & the Grenadines), 22916 IBC
RoboForex $1 3.0 0.01 1:1000
  • Platforms
    • MetaTrader 4
    • MetaTrader 5
    • cTrader
    • WebTrader
    • R Trader
  • Countries
    CN CZ EG GB HK ID LT LV MD MY NZ RO RU TH TW
  • Regulation
    • CySEC, 191/13
    • FSCL (New Zealand), 4148
    • FSP (New Zealand), 246525
    • IFSC (Belize), IFSC/60/271/TS/14
IQ Option $10 - 0.01 1:300
  • Platforms
    • IQ Option
  • Countries
    CY
  • Regulation
    • CySEC, 247/14
FXOpen $1 6.9 0.001 1:500
Forex4you $50 5.4 0.01 1:1000
AMarkets $1 8.7 0.01 1:1000
LiteForex $50 7.6 0.01 1:500
AvaTrade $100 2.9 0.01 1:400
eToro $200 8.3 0.1 1:400
Whaleclub $1 - 0.01 1:200
SimpleFX $1 - 0.01 1:500
easyMarkets $100 6.1 0.01 1:400
Videforex $250 - 0.01 1:100
Binary.com $10 - 0.01 1:1000
City Index $250 - 0.01 1:30
Forex.com $250 6.4 0.1 1:200
Interactive Brokers $10,000 - 0.25 1:100
Saxo Bank $5,000 4.6 0.05 1:200
FXCM $1 - 0.01 1:400
IG $1 4.6 0.1 1:200
CMC Markets $1 - 0.0002 1:500
iFOREX (Vestle) $100 4.2 0.01 1:30
FIBOGroup $1 6.6 0.01 1:1000
ActivTrades $100 7.4 0.01 1:400
DeltaStock $100 - 0.01 1:200
One Financial Markets $250 - 0.01 1:30
Ingot Brokers $100 - 0.1 1:100
Finq (ex-ForexYard) $100 - 0.01 1:300
Admiral Markets $200 8.7 0.01 1:500
UFX $100 6.6 0.01 1:200
AAAFx $300 3.0 0.01 1:30
Markets.com $100 4.7 0.01 1:200
HotForex $5 7.8 0.01 1:1000
Pepperstone $200 6.5 0.01 1:500
Profiforex $1 7.4 0.01 1:500
IC Markets $200 5.5 0.01 1:500
Grand Capital $10 6.4 0.01 1:500
DF Markets $1 - 0.01 1:200
Larson & Holz IT $250 - 0.01 1:500
ICM Capital $200 - 0.01 1:30
IFC Markets $1 8.5 0.001 1:400
NordFX $10 5.5 0.01 1:1000
Blackwell Global $10,000 - 0.01 1:30
TradingForex.com $50 - 0 1:500
ThinkMarkets $250 2.8 0.01 1:400
FxNet $50 7.0 0.01 1:500
Tallinex $100 - 0.01 1:1000
Weltrade $25 5.5 0.01 1:500
Traders Trust $50 - 0.01 1:500
Swissquote $1,000 - 0.1 1:100
TenkoFX $10 9.0 0.01 1:500
ETX Capital $100 - 0.01 1:400
Tickmill $100 8.0 0.01 1:500
Forex.ee $10 - 0.01 1:500
LCG $33.33 - 0.1 1:500
FXPRIMUS $250 - 0.01 1:500
MTrading $100 5.5 0.01 1:1000
ADS Prime $200 - 0.01 1:500
StoxMarket $1,000 1.0 0.01 1:500
ForexChief $100 9.4 0.01 1:400
CM Trading $250 8.7 0.01 1:200
AAATrade $500 5.5 0.01 1:200
Atiora $1 - 0.01 1:1000
Hamford Capital (ex-ECN PRIME) $25 - 0.01 1:1000
FX Giants $100 - 0.01 1:30
JFD Brokers $500 7.0 0.01 1:400
BDSwiss $200 - 0.01 1:400
1Broker BTC0.01 - 0.01 1:200
CMS Trader $500 - 0.01 1:400
Circle Markets $100 - 0.01 1:500
ayondo $100 - 0.01 1:200
TradeCMX $50 - 0.01 1:500
Swiss Markets $200 - 0.01 1:500
World Forex $1 - 0.01 1:500
Markets Cube $5,000 - 0.01 1:100
Markets Invest $250 - 0.01 1:1000
ATFX $200 - 0.01 1:30
AMEGA $1 - 0.01 1:1000
Big Boss $1 - 0.01 1:555
Capital Street FX $100 - 0.01 1:3500
Coinexx $7 8.9 0.01 1:500
JAFX $10 - 0.01 1:500
Dukascopy $100 4.9 0.001 1:200
Evolve Markets $1 - 0.01 1:500
HYCM $50 7.8 0.02 1:325
Libertex $1 6.7 0.01 1:600
OctaFX $100 6.7 0.01 1:500
PaxForex $10 8.7 0.01 1:500
Plus500 $100 4.2 0.005 1:300
Vantage FX $100 6.3 0.01 1:500
XM.COM $5 4.9 0.01 1:888
Alpari $1 4.5 0.01 1:1000
Fort Financial Services $5 4.8 0.01 1:1000
Imperial Global Markets $1,000 7.8 0.01 1:100
MultiBank (ex-MEX Group) $50 - 0.01 1:500
GKFX $1 7.8 0.01 1:30
WCX BTC1 - 0.01 1:300

The following points could sway you in favor of opening a trading account with a brokerage company offering cryptocurrency trading instruments:

  • You want to try yourself at cryptocurrency trading and you already have a Forex trading account with some retail company.
  • You are experienced Forex trader and you wish to apply the same tools and approaches you use with currencies to trading Bitcoin and altcoins. FX brokers would be more convenient for this than the traditional cryptocurrency exchanges.
  • You would like to diversify your cash holdings without moving them away from your preferred trading platform.
  • You seek a simple way to short cryptocurrency market.
  • You want to trade Bitcoin but are afraid of exchange hacking and your funds being stolen.