Trade Crypto for Less Coin

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Trade Crypto for Less Coin

The IBKR Advantage

  • Low commissions – Just 0.12% to 0.18% of trade value1 with no added spreads, markups or custody fees
  • Trade and hold Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Litecoin.
  • Additional features let clients hold USD and cryptocurrencies in their cryptocurrency trading account, trade cryptocurrencies 24/7, place non-marketable limit orders, and withdraw cryptocurrency assets from your Paxos account to an external wallet.
  • Invest in crypto, stocks, options, ETFs, futures, bonds, and more from a single unified platform
  • Cryptocurrency trade execution and custody are provided by Paxos Trust Company.
  • IBKR Rated #1 Best Online Broker – 5 out of 5 stars by Barron’s 20232

Low Commissions

0.12% to 0.18% of Trade Value1

with No Added Spreads, Markups or Custody Fees

While other crypto exchanges and brokers charge trading fees as high as 2.00% of trade value or more, and add spreads or markups to the cryptocurrency price, cryptocurrency trading with Paxos on Interactive Brokers’ platform has a low commission of just 0.12% to 0.18% of trade value1 with a USD 1.75 minimum per order (but the minimum is subject to a cap of 1% of trade value). Plus, there are no added spreads, markups, or custody fees.

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Crypto Trading Cost Comparison3

Fee IBKR Gemini
Crypto Transaction Fee
for $1,000 of crypto
0.18% 0.40% 0.60% 1.00%
Spread / Markup None None None None
Total fee 0.18% 0.40% 0.60% 1.00%
Cost of $1,000 trade $1.80 $4.00 $6.00 $10.00

Discover a World of Investment Opportunities

Clients can trade cryptocurrencies through Paxos alongside global stocks, options, futures, spot currencies, bonds, funds and more via the Interactive Brokers platform.

  • Commissions just 0.12% to 0.18% of trade value
  • Trade and hold BTC, BCH, ETH and LTC
  • USD 1.75 minimum per order, capped at 1% of trade value

Additional Features

  • Hold USD in your cryptocurrency account
  • Trade cryptocurrencies 24/7 when you transfer funds to your dedicated Paxos account during normal US banking hours.
  • Place non-marketable limit orders
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Security is crucial to cryptocurrency trading. Use the IBKR platform and funds from your IBKR account to trade cryptocurrencies at Paxos Trust Company. As a Trust company, Paxos Trust Company is regulated and supervised by the New York Department of Financial Services (the New York bank regulator). Cryptocurrencies are not regulated in the UK.

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Interested in Trading Crypto?

IBKR Clients –
Log in to Request Cryptocurrency Trading Permissions

Log in to Client Portal and click the User ("Head/Shoulders" icon) > Settings menu. From the Settings page, click Trading Permissions to request Cryptocurrency trading permission.

Trading permission requests are typically approved overnight.

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    • Capital gains tax may apply.
    • Neither IBUK nor any of its affiliates are party to any transactions in digital assets and do not custody digital assets on your behalf. Paxos Trust Company LLC ("Paxos") is your counterparty to any transactions in digital assets, and any positions in digital assets are custodied solely with Paxos and held in an account in your name outside of IBUK. Paxos is a New York Limited Trust Company and is regulated by the NY Department of Financial Services.
    • Digital assets held with Paxos are NOT protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) or the U.S. Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). Cryptoassets are not subject to regulation beyond anti-money laundering requirements.
    • Trading in digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, is especially risky and is only for individuals with a high risk tolerance and the financial ability to sustain losses. For more information about the risks surrounding the trading of Digital Assets, please see the "Disclosure of Risks of Trading Digital Assets".
    • For more information about eligibility to trade digital assets with Paxos, please see the FAQ.
  1. Depending on client monthly volume, with a USD 1.75 minimum commission per order (but the minimum is subject to a cap of 1% of trade value).
  2. For more information, see our awards page.
  3. Rates as of April 17, 2024. Source: respective competitors' websites. Competitor rates and offers subject to change without notice. Services vary by firm.

The risk of loss in online trading of stocks, options, futures, currencies, foreign equities, and fixed income can be substantial. Options are not suitable for all investors. For more information, read the "Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options".

Your capital is at risk and your losses may exceed the value of your original investment.

Interactive Brokers (U.K.) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. FCA Reference Number 208159.

Cryptoassets are unregulated in the UK. Interactive Brokers (U.K) Limited ("IBUK") is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as a cryptoassets firm under the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017.

Interactive Brokers LLC is regulated by the US SEC and CFTC and is a member of the SIPC ( compensation scheme;
products are only covered by the UK FSCS in limited circumstances.

Before trading, customers must read the relevant risk disclosure statements on our Warnings and Disclaimers page.

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