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Cryptocurrencies

 

The revolution goes on:
Diversify your cryptocurrency portfolio.

 

In the fast-growing world of cryptocurrencies, it would be a pity to limit one's investments to a single one. That is why we are offering you an opportunity to trade simply and easily in the in the five most sought-after currencies on the market.

The safety and security
of a renowned bank

Diversification
of your portfolio

The 5 cryptocurrencies
in highest demand

 

NEW
Crypto wallet features


You can now transfer XBT and ETH between your Swissquote account and your private external wallet.
Transfers for other cryptocurrencies are coming soon! More information

Cryptocurrency Symbol Deposit fees Withdrawal fees
Bitcoin XBT No fees* 10 USD
Ethereum ETH No fees* 10 USD
Litecoin LTC TBA TBA
Ripple XRP TBA TBA
Bitcoin Cash BCH TBA TBA

*No fees for deposits equivalent to USD 500 or more. USD 10 flat fee for deposits of lower value.

 

5 cryptocurrencies, an infinity of opportunities.

Learn the benefits of each of the digital currencies we offer.

Bitcoin (XBT)

  • First digital currency, created in 2009 by Satoshi Nakamoto, a month after the Lehman Brothers’ collapse
  • The supply is limited to 21 million coins
  • Key characteristics: anonymous, transparent, decentralized and easy to set up

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Ether (ETH)

  • Often seen as the “MS Windows” of cryptocurrencies
  • Platform used to develop decentralized applications
  • Its inventor Vitalik Buterin developed the concept of “smart-contracts” which are programs executed on the blockchain
  • Widely used to raise funds for blockchain projects

 


 

Litecoin (LTC)

  • Alternative to Bitcoin but based on the same open source code foundation
  • Designed for micro-payments
  • Litecoin can handle higher volumes of transactions than Bitcoin
  • Takes 2.5 minutes to generate a block in comparison to Bitcoin’s 10 minutes
  • The number of coins in circulation are higher: 84 million, versus 21 million for Bitcoin

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Ripple (XRP)

  • Both a payment network and a cryptocurrency
  • All the coins are premined
  • Very fast transactions (around 4 seconds) and a scalable network. The network can handle around 1500 transactions per second
  • Very low transactions fees
  • The Ripple network is already used by more than 100 financial institutions across the globe for cross-border payments

 


 

Bitcoin Cash (BCH)

  • Fork of Bitcoin that was created in August 2017
  • Created to address the Bitcoin scalability problem by increasing the block size
  • Lower transactions fees

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Be among the first

Do not hesitate and join the cryptocurrency revolution today.

 

Easy transactions
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Buy and sell cryptocurrency from our trading platform with low fees and no hidden costs.

Transaction amount (CHF equivalent) Fees (%)
5 - 10'000 1%
10'001 - 50'000 0.75%
50'001 - 500'000 0.5%

 • Applicable to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Litecoin and Ripple
 • No custody fees
 • No stamp tax
 • No stock exchange tax

 

FAQ – General questions
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How can I trade cryptocurrencies?

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 charts?

The performance graph is available in the Markets & Quotes page under Cryptocurrency. It is also available in the Swissquote app under Markets & Quotes > Cryptocurrencies.

Where do I see my performance?

The performance is not available for the moment. This functionality will be added at a later date.

What is the settlement date of a cryptocurrency?

Settlement is instantaneous.

Which are the Sub-custodians and Liquidity Providers used by Swissquote for Cryptocurrencies?

• Bitstamp Limited, 5 New Street Square, EC4A 3TW London, United Kingdom (for Ether, Litecoin, Ripple and Bitcoin Cash);

• Bitstamp Europe S.A., 10, Rue Antoine Jans, L-1820 Luxembourg, Luxembourg (for Bitcoin).

What is Swissquote’s current policy in relation to the treatment of Hard Forks and similar events?

While the treatment of Hard Forks and similar events (incl. "airdrops" and other token allocation events) is uncertain from a legal and practical perspective, Swissquote’s current policy in this regard is to make its best efforts to have its concerned clients benefit from such events, the way Swissquote deems appropriate. For more details, please refer to the Cryptocurrencies Trading Contract, in particular article 6, and to Swissquote’s communication on Bitcoin and Hard Forks dated 13 November 2017.

 

FAQ – Deposits and withdrawals
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Can I use Swissquote as a “Wallet” (transfer in/out or make purchases)?

You can transfer XBT or ETH to/from an external wallet that you own personally (transfer support for other cryptocurrencies is planned for a future update). Cryptocurrency payments and transfers to/from third parties directly from your Swissquote account are currently not allowed.

How can I transfer cryptocurrencies to an external wallet?

  1. A Swissquote Trading account is required to access cryptocurrency features
     
  2. If you have not yet activated cryptocurrency services for your account, you may do so from your Account Overview
     
  3. Go to the Payments & Transfers section and select the Crypto transfers tab. Alternatively, you can also access cryptocurrency transfers via the Deposit/Withdraw button in the Cryptocurrency section.
     
  4. Click on the Address whitelist and add the address of the external wallet(s) to which you want to send cryptocurrency.
     
  5. From the Crypto transfers tab, select Withdraw.
     
  6. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the transfer

How can I transfer cryptocurrencies to my Swissquote wallet?

  1. A Swissquote Trading account is required to access cryptocurrency features
     
  2. If you have not yet activated cryptocurrency services for your account, you may do so from your Account Overview
     
  3. Go to the Payments & Transfers section and select the Crypto transfers tab. Alternatively, you can also access cryptocurrency transfers via the Deposit/Withdraw button in the Cryptocurrency section.
     
  4. From the Crypto transfers tab, select Deposit.
     
  5. Follow the instructions on screen to complete the transfer

Which cryptocurrencies can I send to Swissquote?

Your Swissquote wallet currently only supports transfers for the following cryptocurrencies: XBT and ETH. Trying to deposit any other currency may result in the loss of your transferred funds. Support for BCH, LTC and XRP is planned for a later update.

Can I transfer cryptocurrency to/from a cryptocurrency exchange?

Deposits from an exchange

You can transfer cryptocurrency to your Swissquote account from a whitelisted exchange by following the same process as deposits from any other external wallet.

Here is the list of exchanges that Swissquote consider as whitelisted:

  • Bitstamp
  • Coinbase
  • Kraken
  • Bittrex
  • Gemini

Deposits from other exchanges will be rejected and may incur additional transaction fees.

Please note that if your exchange is using smart contracts, the transaction will not appear immediately on your transaction list. It may take several hours before it is displayed.

 

Withdrawals to an exchange

Withdrawals from your account to a cryptocurrency exchange require a special process - please contact our Customer Care for more information.

Is there a maximum limit for cryptocurrency deposits?

For cryptocurrency deposits (i.e. transfers to your Swissquote account) of a value in excess of USD 100’000, please contact our Customer Care.

Can I send/receive cryptocurrencies during the weekend?

Transfers ordered during weekends or holidays will only be processed from the following working day.

Does Swissquote charge fees for cryptocurrency transfers?

There are no fees for cryptocurrency deposits of a value equivalent or superior to USD 500. Deposits under that value and withdrawals incur a USD 10 flat fee.

Is there a minimum deposit amount for cryptocurrency?

While there is no minimum deposit amount, please note that your Swissquote wallet only supports 3 decimals for XBT and 2 decimals for ETH. This means that deposits of fractions under XBT 0.001 or ETH 0.01 will not be accounted for.

 
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