CFD trading on Bitcoin

Trade CFDs on Bitcoin price movements with a City Index account, regulated in Australia since 2006.


Trade Bitcoin with CFDs

Enjoy tight spreads and low margins when you trade CFDs on Bitcoin with City Index.


Competitive spreads

Bitcoin market information

† May change due to market conditions.

‡ trading hours on cryptocurrencies are 08:00 Mon - 08:00 Sat (AEDT)

* Please note margin requirements can vary depending on the risks associated with the underlying market. For details of the exact margin requirements on all of our markets, please view the market information sheet in the platform.

Background to Bitcoin


What is Bitcoin (BTC)?

Bitcoin is a decentralised cryptocurrency or peer-to-peer digital payment system used as a method of investment as well as transaction for other currencies, services or products.


How to trade CFDs

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What is forking?

A Bitcoin fork refers to a change in the blockchain, and effectively results in two branches. There are two types, a hard fork and a soft fork.

Why trade Bitcoin CFDs with City Index?
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Speculate on the Bitcoin price without the need to own the cryptocurrency – or a virtual wallet


Trade Bitcoin CFDs the same way you would trade commodities, shares or indices


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Bitcoin CFD trading FAQs

How old is Bitcoin?

Bitcoin was introduced in January 2009 as the first cryptocurrency. The author of the initial Bitcoin whitepaper was Satoshi Nakamoto; however, this is believed to be a pseudonym.

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Do I have to trade a whole Bitcoin?

No, one of the main benefits of Bitcoin CFDs is that you can trade fractional amounts and not an entire Bitcoin per transaction.

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What are cryptocurrencies?

Cryptocurrencies are digital tokens based on blockchain technology that act as a virtual currency. Many cryptocurrencies are mined into existence through the ‘Proof of Work’ system, involving the solving of complicated mathematical puzzles by high-powered computing software, with a cryptocurrency token made available to the owner as a reward.

However, a newer system known as ‘Proof of Stake’ involves contributors staking their own cryptocurrency in exchange for a chance to validate new transactions, update the blockchain, and earn a reward. Ethereum, for example, is expected to move to the Proof of Stake model in 2022.

The majority of cryptocurrencies are decentralised, which means that they are not connected to or affected by an authority such as a government or central bank.

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Can I trade other cryptocurrencies with City Index?

Yes, you can trade a range of cryptocurrencies with City Index, such as Ethereum, Ripple and Litecoin, available at a margin rate of 50%. Find out more about the cryptocurrencies we offer.

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