Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76% of retail investor accounts lose money when spread betting and/or trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how spread bets and CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


Trade CFDs on popular cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin, as well as our unique range of crypto indices

Cryptocurrency CFDs are extremely high-risk speculative products. The volatility of cryptocurrencies combined with leverage could lead to significant losses.

Introducing our exclusive range of crypto indices

Cryptocurrencies instrument details

Trade on the price of popular cryptocurrencies against the US dollar, via a CFD trading account. View the spreads and margin rates in the table below. Trading hours for all cryptocurrencies are from 11pm Sunday - 9pm Friday.

InstrumentMinimum spreadMargin rate from
Bitcoin Cash/USD1.950%

Why trade cryptocurrencies with CMC?

There are a number of reasons to trade CFDs on cryptocurrencies with us:

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No auto expiry

Unlike some providers we don’t automatically close you out each week, so you can hold positions without having to pay spread costs to reopen the trade.

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Trade on margin

Take a position on cryptocurrencies without tying up all of your capital*.

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Go long or short**

Take advantage of cryptocurrency price movements^ and take a view on whether they will rise – or fall – in price. 

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Avoid the worry and hassle of dealing with an unfamiliar cryptocurrency exchange and trade with an established provider, where you can easily deposit or withdraw funds.

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Speak to a member of our award-winning Customer Services team 24 hours a day from Sunday evening through to Friday evening.

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Trade anywhere

Trade on the go with our industry leading mobile trading apps.

Explore our guide on how to trade bitcoin here.


Interested in trading cryptocurrencies?

*When trading using margin any losses will reflect the full value of the position.
**Please note, we may, at our sole discretion, restrict your ability to go long or short.
^Learn more about cryptocurrency risks
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