Cryptocurrency Trading

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FXOpen EU: The expert cryptocurrency trading platform

With FXOpen EU, why not apply your trading skills and experience to the crypto market? With tight spreads and deep liquidity, you get the chance to trade more than 40 cryptocurrency* CFD markets – with up to 1:2 leverage on our crypto trading platform. Test your strategy and diversify your portfolio with 24/7 trading at home or on the move with FXOpen EU.

Advantages of CFD trading with FXOpen EU

Peace of mind

Trade cryptocurrencies
with leverage

Trade cryptocurrency CFDs at FXOpen EU
with up to 1:2 leverage.

Peace of mind

One platform. Multiple instruments and markets

Build your portfolio any way you choose. In addition to the crypto market, our dynamic platform also lets you trade forex, indices, commodities, and share CFDs in one single place.

We want you to be a successful trader

Your crypto investment is fully safe and secure

As a crypto broker, we're fully authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) – so you can have complete trust in the safety and security of any deposits you make.

Ultra-fast execution

Invest straight off the charts

With our crypto trading platform, you can place three types of order: market, limit, and stop. It's all due to the multiple manual trading options that we offer to all our crypto market clients.

Your choice of trading strategy

Automatic crypto trading

Download and use ready-made scripts to execute automated crypto trades. Or create your own scripts and ensure trades are made when and how you want them to be.

200+ markets offered

Insights and analysis to inform your next step

At FXOpen EU, we want you to be confident in your trading decisions. That's why we provide more than 50 built-in indicators and graphic tools for the insights, market news, and analysis you need.

Your introduction to cryptocurrency trading

For years, traders have taken positions on the direction of the foreign exchange (forex) market. This market is driven by movements in the value of global currencies – such as the US Dollar or British Pound. In recent times, however, an attractive alternative has emerged: crypto trading.

The growing popularity of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has created new opportunities for traders. Using CFDs, investors can take their position on price movements in the crypto market – all without owning the underlying asset.

Like forex, there are numerous cryptocurrency pairs to trade using CFDs. Such digital currencies aren't considered to be legal tender – compared to government-issued fiat currencies. Crypto is, however, shifting the global financial trading landscape. And you can invest with leverage now.

How to trade cryptocurrency using CFDs

As the owners of Bitcoin have benefited from its soaring value in the last few years, so too have traders. Using CFDs, take the first steps into the crypto market with just a fraction of the capital required. You'll gain full exposure to a market that's highly volatile – and highly promising.

Much like forex trading, cryptocurrency trading is done in pairs. With a CFD, you are agreeing to exchange the difference in the price of a cryptocurrency between opening and closing positions.

By taking up a long position, traders will make a profit if the value of the chosen cryptocurrency goes up. In a short position, profits will be achieved if the cryptocurrency value goes down. Our platform gives you the freedom at all times to control your actions or automated orders.

Here's an example of how to trade cryptocurrency as a CFD:
Trader A chooses to trade Bitcoin (BTC) against the Dollar (USD) – BTC/USD
The current price quote is 46,700 / 47,700
Trader A predicts the BTC value will increase, buying 1 lot at 47,700
Trader A's exposure is $47,700
BTC's value increases to a price quote of 52,400 / 53,400
Trader A closes the position by selling 1 lot at 52,400
Before charges and commission, Trader A makes a gross profit of $4,700.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. The vast majority of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Crypto trading with FXOpen EU: What you need to know

If you think the crypto market is where the best opportunities lie for you, it is important to be aware of the risks that exist. Like all forms of trading using CFDs, you are fully exposed to the market and, as a Professional client, you may lose all of your initial crypto investment.

One of the unique features of the crypto market is its volatility, which can be extreme at times. Trading with leverage in a volatile market means that your losses may be rapid. So, never risk more than you can afford to lose in order to safeguard your portfolio.

It is also a good idea to be clear on how both the crypto market and CFDs work. You can check out the FXOpen EU Knowledge Base for more support and insight whenever you need it.

The crypto trading platform for expert traders

At FXOpen EU, our unique price aggregation makes us one of the best crypto trading platforms for expert traders. Our Electronic Communication Network (ECN) accounts delivers the most cost-effective form of trading.

Expert Advisors are on hand to support our crypto traders, while scalping and hedging are also possible thanks to our ECN technology. Get in touch with us if you'd like to find out more.

Features of our crypto trading platform include:

  • Floating spreads
  • 1:2 leverage
  • 30% margin call
  • 24/7 trading time
  • 0.01 lot minimum transaction size (no maximum)

With FXOpen EU, your portfolio won't be restricted to just one asset either. Open an account with us and you can diversify your trading activities as you see fit. As well as being a crypto broker, we also offer trading opportunities in FX, stocks and shares, global indices, and commodities.

FXOpen EU puts you in control of your cryptocurrency trading. And you can get started today.

How safe is cryptocurrency trading?

Cryptocurrencies – like any trading instruments – are never risk-free. The potential to generate profit is matched by the potential to make a loss. But this in itself shouldn't put you off trading crypto. As long as you know the risks, you're best placed to make crypto trading work for you.

But it's worth bearing in mind that there are some risks that are unique to the crypto market.

  • Digital: Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies exist purely in the form of digital codes. There are no tangible assets to possess. The foundation of these currencies are types of database called blockchain. Encryption offers a significant amount of security, but hacking threats remain.
  • Regulation: FXOpen EU is authorized and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) and holds a cross border license, authorizing the company to provide services to all European Union Member States.
  • Volatility: The crypto market is arguably the most volatile market for traders to invest in. As such, the change in price from one moment to the next can be sudden and dramatic. This has the potential to magnify your profits. But it can also have the same effect on your losses.

Are there different types of cryptocurrencies?


To start, options such as Bitcoin and Litecoin are set up to provide a digital alternative to fiat –or payment – currencies. Others, like Ethereum, are 'altcoins'. Instead of being used as a way to pay for things, it's a platform on which you can create blockchain apps or new tokens.

Other cryptocurrency types can help users exchange crypto assets or manage personal data.

With FXOpen EU, you can trade more than 40 cryptocurrency CFDs. Bitcoin and other options such as Litecoin or Ethereum are perhaps the best known. But our crypto trading platform also offers pairs including EOS, Ripple (XRP), and Dash.

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Why start trading the crypto market?

One of the key reasons why investors are increasingly looking towards the crypto market is the volatility. Price changes can be rapid and dramatic. And, with it, comes the chance to make big gains on an initial investment. It does, however, mean there is an increased risk too.

Liquidity is another reason to trade crypto with FXOpen EU using CFDs. Our crypto trading platform takes its prices from numerous exchanges. As such, we can offer competitive spreads and quick execution.

Don't forget, with your FXOpen EU crypto trading account, you can access the markets all day, every day. With the MT4 platform, you can do that on any device and from any location too.

Trading the crypto market: Factors to watch out for

No market is immune to internal and external forces. Crypto is no different. The factors that can influence the crypto market include:

  • Supply and demand: The price of cryptocurrency can rise sharply if demand outstrips supply. If there is a surplus supply, the price will fall.
  • Regulatory decisions: Countries are still grappling with how to regulate crypto. Some are even banning it outright, which is something to be aware of.
  • Fiat currency markets: Much like some fiat currencies can impact the value of others, they can also drive the price of crypto up or down
  • Press and media: News reports can heavily influence confidence in crypto, whether it's positive or negative.
  • Technology and infrastructure: It's not all about the security of crypto exchanges. As crypto integrates with more payment systems, its value will increase.

Make crypto trading work for you with FXOpen EU

Like all CFD trading, the most successful crypto traders understand what they're trading – and how it works. It's also essential to have a strategy that sets out what you want to achieve and the best way to do it.

After opening your cryptocurrency trading account with FXOpen EU, it's time to choose the trades you want to make. With our range of tools and analysis at your fingertips, you'll have the best information to hand before deciding. You might look to capitalise on a booming cryptocurrency. Or you could be simply looking for quick-return opportunities. With us, you'll find them.

Other factors that can help you succeed in the crypto market include the timing of your trades and keeping track of your current open positions. You should always be 100% sure what your current exposure is. Otherwise, a small loss could soon start to accumulate.

How much does it cost to trade crypto?

With our cryptocurrency trading app, there's a small commission to pay as you open and close positions. FXOpen EU commissions are 0.5% half-turn, with a minimum 0.01 lot transaction size.

For more details, consult our Knowledge Base.

A Swap charge is applied on crypto trading accounts for clients who move their positions to the next trading session. This is 10% per annum of the value of the open position.

At FXOpen EU, we're always here if you need further support. Contact us with any queries or concerns you have. Our live chat service is open from 6am to 6pm, five days a week too.

Open a crypto trader account
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CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 67.1% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work, and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.