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What is Bitcoin (BTC)

This highly recognised currency was the first cryptocurrency to exist.

It is managed to ensure a limited supply of Bitcoin is produced, with a maximum quantity of 21 million Bitcoin units ever to be in circulation. With such a limited supply, it is easy to see why its value has skyrocketed to make it the highest value coin available.

When it was introduced, the price of 1 Bitcoin was less than 1 cent. Its current value is just over $9,000 USD per coin (as at May 2018), and it's easy to see why this coin has made so many millionaires.

Traders can trade Bitcoin with easyMarkets in CFD assets. Our platform allows you to trade this popular currency against the greenback all day every day.

Bitcoin is recognised among currency traders who's volatile nature makes it ideal for CFD short term trading.

What is the difference between trading Bitcoin CFDs and buying Bitcoin?

There are two main ways to trade Bitcoin:

  • Using traditional exchanges, you can buy Bitcoin in the hope of selling it at a profit. Depositing into exchanges is notoriously difficult with deposit methods being difficult and cumbersome. The buying process is also complex, requires you to buy an actual Bitcoin at market value, and you only make a profit when you sell and someone else buys your coin from you. In a falling market, this strategy may fail if you can't sell your coins.
  • Trading with easyMarkets CFDs allows you to purchase a Bitcoin market position at market value, without actually owning the coin. Instead of having to sell your coin to make a profit, you can simply close your position effective immediately. A buyer of your coin is not required, and you can walk away with your profits in seconds, rather than waiting for a buyer to purchase.

How leveraged Bitcoin trading works

Bitcoin contracts for difference (CFDs) give you access to the Bitcoin market price without you having to purchase any Bitcoin. This trading method provides an alternative way of trading because you don’t hold any actual bitcoins and also means you don’t need to use a wallet to store them.

Bitcoin is mostly quoted against the USD, so when you buy Bitcoin on an exchange, you are selling USD and buying Bitcoin. If the Bitcoin price rises, you could sell it for a profit, hoever if Bitcoin’s price falls, then you end up making a loss on the trade.

When you trade Bitcoin with easyMarkets CFD's, instead of taking ownership of Bitcoin, you’re opening a position that can increase in value as Bitcoin’s price increases against the USD.

You can use CFD's to open short and long positions, to take advantage of rising or falling markets. Bitcoin can be traded on our easyMarkets trading platforms, as well as on Metatrader 4 (MT4).

The importance of Bitcoin scarcity

Bitcoin is a scarce asset, because there is a maximum number of coins which can ever be created. For this reason it is often compared to gold, which also gains much of its value from its scarcity. At the moment (March 2018) something like 6000 new coins are generated each day through mining. The last Bitcoin is scheduled to be mined in the year 2140, one hundred and twenty years from now.

Now could be a good time to take advantage of this, because at current prices, Bitcoin is sitting very low compared to it's all time high of USD$20,000 in January 2018.

Live Bitcoin Price Chart

Use the live interactive Bitcoin price chart below to view the market and consider your trading opportunities and strategy. Use the chart drawing tools to place support and resistance lines on the chart to determine trading parameters.

Why trade Bitcoin with easyMarkets?

  • Trade Long Or Short Positions

    Unlike other cryptocurrency exchanges, you can make money in both a falling and rising market by trading cryptocurrency CFDs.

  • Dont' Lose A Trade?

    easyMarkets pioneered dealCancellation, where you can cancel any losing trade within the first hour and recover all your losses.

  • Segregated Funds

    To protect client deposits, all client funds are separate to easyMarkets company funds and are not available to be used for easyMarkets operating purposes.

  • Capital Adequacy

    We maintain sufficient liquid capital to cover all client deposits, potential fluctuations in the company’s currency positions and outstanding expenses.

  • No Wallets Needed

    Unlike cryptocurrency exchanges that have a history of being hacked, your funds are safe in our accounts with no complicated wallet storage procedures or risk of being hacked.

  • Deposit & Withdrawals

    An online cashier to make account funding easy, straight forward and without complicated procedures.

  • Regulation and Security

    easyMarkets is regulated by both ASIC and CySEC. We offer our clients negative balance protection and their funds are held in segregated accounts.

  • Top Tier Banks

    Your funds remain safe and secure in top tier, low credit risk, global banks. Only you can access your funds.

Unique risk management with easyMarkets

  • Negative Balance Protection

    No matter what happens during a trade you can rest assured that your account balance will never go below zero.

  • Free Guaranteed Stop Loss

    Set the lowest price that you are comfortable with and set stop-loss to close your deal when it is reached. A great risk management tool, offered to you at no additional charge.

  • Fixed Spreads

    Many brokers adjust their spreads depending on how active the markets are. easyMarkets offers fixed spreads so you know exactly what you will pay when you trade.

  • dealCancellation*

    easyMarkets allows you to cancel a losing trading within a specific period of time for a small fee. Think of it as insurance for your trade, if you are unsure of its outcome.

  • ASIC Regulated

    easyMarkets is regulated in the Asian Pacific region by ASIC

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There's no minimum balance to open an account, it takes minutes to create, and there's no obligation to fund or trade. Open an account to experience our platform and trading features.

easyMarkets Bitcoin Trading

easyMarkets opened up forex trading to the retail market making it accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Now they’re doing it again by simplifying Bitcoin trading so you can access the most exciting asset in the market today.

  • 24/5 Support

    Our team is ready to answer your questions and help you get started.

  • Safety

    Since 2001, trader safety has been at the core of everything we do.

  • Trade Anywhere

    Trade on mobile, tablet or PC with superior platform execution.

  • Market Insights

    Our market experts will help you understand this new & exciting asset.

Trade Cryptocurrencies Multiple Ways

easyMarkets Platform

Our web trading platform features fixed spreads, zero slippage and an extremely user-friendly interface. New traders will find it easy to navigate and experienced clients will find all the tools they need.

Multiple Bitcoin Trading Platforms
Bitcoin Trading With Android iOS Platform

Android or iOS

Access markets anywhere with an internet connect on any Android and iOS device. It features the same great tools and usability as our web platform with the option to set up price notifications when the app isn’t open, so you are never caught by surprise.

easyMarkets MT4

MT4 offers analysis and automated trading tools like chart overlays, price alerts and EAs. Now you can combine easyMarkets trading conditions – like fixed spreads – with the tools available on MT4.

easyMarkets Trading Platform

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a Bitcoin wallet to trade Bitcoin markets with easyMarkets? +

Not at all. With easyMarkets you are simply speculating on the price movement of Bitcoin ($). You never actually need to purchase any Bitcoin, which means you're never exposed to your Bitcoin being stolen or hacked from within an unregulated exchange.

Is trading Bitcoin CFDs safer than trading Bitcoin via an exchange? +

There are many factors that determine safety when trading and we try our best to support a safe trading environment. We can confirm that your capital wont be stolen or hacked such as cases with unregulated exchanges that have been hacked and Bitcoin stolen. When trading with easyMarkets, your funds are held in segregated accounts separate to company funds that only you can access.

Can I trade Bitcoin on MT4? +

Yes. We offer Bitcoin trading across all our platforms as well as MT4.

Open A Trading Account Now

There's no minimum balance to open an account, it takes minutes to create, and there's no obligation to fund or trade. Open an account to experience our platform and trading features.

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