78% of clients lose money on CFDs


Spread bet or trade CFDs on the original bitcoin and popular ethereum cryptocurrencies. 

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

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Why trade cryptocurrencies with CMC?

There are a number of reasons to spread bet or 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 bitcoin and ethereum 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 bitcoin and ethereum 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 an industry leading spread betting and CFD trading mobile app.

Cryptocurrencies instrument details

Trade on the price of bitcoin and ethereum against the US dollar, via a spread betting or CFD trading account. View the spreads, margin rates and trading hours in the table below.

InstrumentMinimum spreadMargin rate fromTrading hours
Bitcoin/USD6050%11pm Sun – 9pm Fri
Ethereum/USD650%11pm Sun – 9pm Fri

Information accurate as of 28/06/2018. Please note that we may restrict trades from time to time, due to high demand.


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*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.
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Spread bets and CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% 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.