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Bitcoin - landing page
Buy and sell bitcoins quickly and securely with Swissquote
We enable you to buy and sell bitcoins in USD or EUR:
Discover the Bitcoin service
This new service is now available in your Trading account.
Access with one click
Activate the Bitcoin service in your account.
Buy and sell bitcoins
Compare prices and buy or sell bitcoins securely.
What are bitcoins (XBT)?
As the name suggests, the term Bitcoin means 'digital coin'. This virtual currency is not printed or minted and thus is not controlled by any institution.
Bitcoin is not governed by a central bank and is completely independent from monetary policy and interest rate levels. Its value is determined by supply and demand. Although bitcoins were still worth hardly anything back in 2009, they have become increasingly popular and have gained in value over the years. At the end of August 2017, they were worth over EUR 3,500.
Invest in bitcoins with Swissquote today!
How can I trade Bitcoin?
The terms and conditions for trading are as follows:
You must hold a Swissquote trading account with cash available in EUR and/or USD. Currently, CHF is not available.
Do I have to pay custody fees?
No, custody fees are not applicable.
Where do I find the Bitcoin chart?
The performance graph is not available for the moment. This functionality will be added at a later date.
Where do I see my performance?
The performance is not available for the moment. This functionality will be added at a later date.
Can I use Swissquote as a “Wallet” (transfer Bitcoin in/out or buy things with it)?
The portfolio, or Wallet, is not available. It is therefore not possible to realise transfers or acquisitions.
Are you considering to provide further Cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Litecoin, etc.?
Yes, other cryptocurrencies will be available at a later date.
What is the settlement date of a Bitcoin?
Settlement is instantaneous.
Risk warning: Trading bitcoins carries a high risk of loss of your invested capital and could even result in a total loss. You should only invest funds that you can afford to lose in whole or in part. The bitcoins offered for trading on Swissquote.ch are not suitable for all investors. You must therefore ensure that you fully understand the risks associated with trading bitcoins and obtain advice from an independent and qualified person or institution where necessary before starting to trade. Any personal past performance when trading bitcoins is in no way indicative of future success.