Cryptocurrencies

A new dimension of trading

Bitcoin

  • Introduced in 2009
  • Most popular digital currency
  • It has a market capitalisation of around $246 billion

Ethereum

  • Introduced in 2015
  • Sophisticated cryptography technology
  • It has a market capitalisation of around $116 billion

Ripple

  • Introduced in 2012
  • Fastest digital asset and allows payments globally
  • It has a market capitalisation of around $75 billion

Litecoin

  • Introduced in 2011
  • Faster block generation rate than Bitcoin
  • It has a market capitalisation of around $13 billion

Why trade CFDs on Cryptocurrencies with us?

No Commission
Get the full cryptocurrency
experience at no extra costs

Flexibility
Increase your market exposure
with leverage up to 5

Go long or short
Take your position in rising and
falling markets

No risk of theft
CFD trading eliminates the risk
of cryptocurrencies being stolen

Symbol Target Spread (USD) Average Spread (USD) Trading Hours (CET)
BTCUSD 30 - Sunday 23:00 – Friday 23:00
ETHUSD 4.5 - Sunday 23:00 – Friday 23:00
LTCUSD 1.5 - Sunday 23:00 – Friday 23:00
XRPUSD 0.04 - Sunday 23:00 – Friday 23:00
Symbol Lot Size Min. Spread (USD) Min. Trade Size Max. Trade Size
BTCUSD 1 BTC 30 0.01 10
ETHUSD 10 ETH 4.5 0.01 10
LTCUSD 10 LTC 1.5 0.01 10
XRPUSD 100 XRP 0.04 0.01 10
Leverage:
Symbol Lot Size PIP Values Margin Requirement / Lot Hedged Margin Max Leverage
BTCUSD 1 0.01 USD - - 1:5
ETHUSD 10 0.1 USD - - 1:5
LTCUSD 10 0.1 USD - - 1:5
XRPUSD 100 1.0 USD - - 1:5

*Customers with leverage less than 1:100 will be allowed a maximum leverage for cryptocurrencies of 1:1

Please note that for customers carrying net positions on the above instruments, we reserve the right to multiply the above margin requirements as follows:

Symbol Margin requirement x 2 Margin requirement x 4
BTCUSD 10 – 25 lots > 25 lots
ETHUSD 25 – 50 lots > 50 lots
LTCUSD 100 – 250 lots > 250 lots
Symbol Long Swap Short Swap
BTCUSD -20% -20%
ETHUSD -20% -20%
LTCUSD -20% -20%
XRPUSD -20% -20%

Swap charge is in percentage terms per annum. It is applied daily based on position price, position volume, lot size, base currency and divided by 360 (number of days in banking year). If the deposit currency is different from the base currency, the swap charge is converted in deposit currency.

ActivTrades policy on hard forks
A fork is a change to the software of the digital currency that creates two separate versions of the blockchain with a shared history.
Forks can be temporary, lasting for a few minutes, or can be a permanent split in the network creating two separate versions of the blockchain.
ActivTrades actively monitors protocol developments and works hard to ensure customer funds are safe in these events. In the case that one version isn’t discontinued – known as a hard fork – we will generally follow the blockchain that has the majority consensus of cryptocurrency users, and will therefore use this as the basis for cryptocurrency contracts.  In order to determine which fork to support, we look at factors such as size of the network, market value and customer demand.
If the hard fork results in a brand new cryptocurrency becoming tradeable on exchanges we have access to, then in our absolute discretion, we may create an equivalent position or cash adjustment on client accounts to reflect its value, however we will have no obligation to do so.
When a hard fork occurs, there may be substantial price volatility around the predefined fork event, and we may suspend trading throughout if we do not have reliable prices from the underlying market.

Disclaimer
Please bear in mind that due to the unregulated nature of cryptocurrencies, trading CFDs on cryptocurrencies is high risk. These markets are extremely volatile with limited liquidity. You should ensure that you fully understand how blockchain technologies work prior to investment.

ActivTrades reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to stop taking new open positions on cryptocurrencies upon breach of internally set limits for net company exposure on cryptocurrencies.

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