The revolution
goes on: Diversify
your cryptocurrencies
portfolio

Cryptocurrencies

by Swissquote Trade

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 five most sought-after currencies on the market.

The safety and security
of a renowed bank

Diversification of your portfolio

The 5 cryptocurrencies in the highest demand

5 Cryptocurrencies, an infinity of opportunities.

Learn the benefits of each of the digital currencies we offer.
Bitcoin | EtherLitecoin | Ripple | Bitcoin Cash

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

  • Trade

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

  • Trade

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

  • Trade

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 75 financial institutions across the globe for cross-border payments

  • Trade

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

  • Trade

Transaction 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

How can I trade cryptocurrencies?
The terms and conditions for trading are as follow:
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 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 in/out or make purchases)?
The portfolio, or Wallet, is not available. It is therefore not possible to realise transfers or acquisitions.

What is the settlement date of a cryptocurrency?
Settlement is instantaneous.

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