Growing incredibly in popularity in recent years, cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, have become the go-to investment option for many traders. With an ever-growing selection of cryptocurrencies added to the platform, and a unique CryptoPortfolio investment strategy which offers exposure to the market and is managed by eToro’s investment committee, eToro presents many options for those who wish to trade and invest in the crypto market. Cryptocurrencies display extremely high volatility, and it is quite common to see double-digit percentage fluctuations within a single day. Bitcoin, which is the first and largest cryptocurrency, is considered to be the benchmark for this market, and other currencies charts’ often move in the same direction as Bitcoin.
Buying cryptocurrencies on eToro means you are investing in the underlying asset*, and the crypto is purchased and held by eToro on your behalf. These trades are unleveraged. Buying and selling the underlying assets are unregulated and have no investor protection. However, We also offer cryptocurrency CFDs, with which you can open “sell” (short) positions.
*Please note: All trades performed by clients trading under the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) are executed as CFDs, with no ownership of the underlying assets.
Our cryptocurrency offering includes, among others:
Please note: Long (BUY) cryptocurrency positions are unregulated products with no investor protection. However, short (SELL) positions opened for cryptocurrencies on eToro are executed using CFDs, and therefore, operate under the regulations of CySec and the FCA.