Trade cryptocurrency CFDs

Trade cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and Ripple using City Index CFDs. Discover leveraged trading and competitive spreads without needing to own the cryptocurrency itself.


Why trade cryptocurrency CFDs with City index

Cryptocurrencies explained

Cryptocurrencies are an emerging type of currency market that exploded into prominence with the advent of Bitcoin. Discover more about how cryptocurrencies are used, how they came about, and which are the most popular.

How to trade cryptocurrencies

Learn all about the strategies and approaches for trading the dynamic and exciting cryptocurrencies, with information on how cryptocurrency markets work, the factors that impact their price, and trading examples.

Buying Bitcoin vs Bitcoin CFDs

Wondering what the pros and cons are of owning a cryptocurrency vs trading it as a CFD? Read our article on Bitcoin that breaks down the differences.

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Our performance in numbers

0.1 m+
Active clients*
1000 +
0.55 s
Average execution
1 +
Years' experience

*StoneX retail trading live and demo account holders globally since Q4 2020.

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Cryptocurrencies: The key facts
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There are thousands of cryptocurrencies, with many having a market cap in excess of $1 billion. However, Bitcoin’s market cap alone exceeded $1.1 trillion USD in October 2021.   
Cryptocurrency Decentralized

Cryptocurrencies are decentralised – meaning price and supply are unaffected by central bank control 


Bitcoin was worth a fraction of a penny in 2010 but saw its value balloon to more than $68,000 a coin in November 2021 – via numerous downturns along the way.

Thanks to this…Cryptocurrencies are known for being exceptionally volatile.


Cryptocurrencies are ‘mined’ from the blockchain, a type of technology that can create a permanent, public, transparent ledger system for compiling data.

Cryptocurrency mining releases new cryptocurrency into circulation and rewards the miner with tokens.

Trading vs. owning Cryptocurrency

Owning Cryptocurrency
Ability to go long - buy and take advantage of rising prices

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Ability to go short* - sell and take advantage of falling prices

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Trade on margin

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Trade on volatility - no need to own the asset or have an exchange account

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No exchange fees or complicated digital wallets

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*Shorting only available on BTC and ETH
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